Teavana Sevenberry Sangria Rooibos

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: shades of pinks, blues and browns
Ingredients: Green rooibos, hibiscus flowers, grapes, elderberries, artificial flavoring, black currants, blueberries
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 208 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: deep, dark red

I usually only buy teaware from Teavana as I prefer unflavored teas but I friend bought me this blend as a gift. The dry leaves as well as steeped tea had an incredibly strong aroma. For reason it had both my mother and I craving chocolate covered jelly rings. The taste was sweet and fruity with a tangy tartness. No sweeteners are needed at all with this blend. Hibiscus is definitely the dominant flavor and I wasn’t really able to taste the rooibos underneath all of that flavoring. The tartness kept it from being too overwhelmingly sweet. I can definitely see this being a good iced tea for the summer, especially once watered down a bit with ice cubes. Knowing my own tastes and drinking habits, I probably wouldn’t purchase this for myself but I wouldn’t mind drinking some if it was offered.

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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.