Joy’s Teaspoon Ruby Red

Country of Origin: not given
Leaf Appearance: small, short needles with lots of visible fruit pieces
Ingredients: rooibos tea, pineapple cubes, papaya cubes, mango cubes, flavoring, lemon granules, black carrot pearls, red and pink rose petals
Steep time: 10 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: deep reddish brown

One of the things I love about Joy’s Teaspoon is that their teas never have an artificial taste to them, as so many flavored teas do. This herbal teasan was no exception to that rule. It was incredibly sweet and refreshing. The flavor was citrusy and reminded me very much of a grapefruit covered in sugar but without the usual acidity. I almost found myself wishing that it did have a bit of pucker to it. The pineapple, papaya mango added a great tropical touch. I was worried that the recommended steep time was a little long but it came out just right. I could tell that this would make an awesome iced tea in the summer. I would definitely recommend this tea.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.