A new tea for the holidays and New Year!
I’m trying to think about when the last time I was this excited for a rooibos blend from DT was, and nothing is actually coming to mind right now. I suppose maybe Bed of Roses/Lavender Buttercream, but those are definitely very different vibes from this one as they’re more relaxing and this is fresh, sweet and fruity! I think the last time we had a new fruity rooibos would have been Cranberry Dandelion Detox?? To be fair, I like that blend too – but it’s more straight forward cranberry and a bit less fun, IMO.
Like, in the last year as I’ve been waiting for this tea to launch I actually finished a full 50g of it – which might not sound like a lot, but bare in mind that I own 1000+ teas so it’s pretty rare that I double back to the same teas in a short time span. I’ve now replaced my finished off 50g with a fresh 100g bag – we’ll see how long that last me, haha.
So what does this taste like!? Well, mostly orange – but a very fresh and sweet orange with more of a berry/red fruit kind of undertone. Think “Blood Orange” but also then factor in the sweet, fresh raspberry that is also incorporated into this blend and that pretty accurately nails the juicy orange/berry vibe of the tea. There’s also a hint of apple, some tartness, and a mild boozier kind of finish. It’s nice as a hot tea, but it’s great as an iced tea or cold brew – and I’m actually drinking it cold brewed now while I work on tasting notes. I should probably be drinking advent teas, honestly, but I just really wanted to make this because I was excited that it was finally officially released.
Honestly, I would love to see this get carried year round – but truthfully it does feel a little bit too seasonal to me, but as a non-chocolate and non-spice blend lover it’s just really nice to see a holiday tea that leans fruitier like this, and I’ve been obsessed with the idea of a “Christmas Orange” inspired blend for a while.
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