My RiverTea order came today! I can’t get over how good their packaging is: it’s clearly labeled with volume, steep time, ingredients, temperature, etc. on the bottom and the cardboard “tins” are really cute. I especially appreciate the volume because I tend to forget how much of each tea I have, pfft! I didn’t pick out the samples myself but they all seem like things I would choose myself. Don’t you love it when that happens?
I admit I wasn’t going to do an order but then I saw this while browsing through the website. Prickly pear? I love prickly pear! When I open the bag it smells like, well, prickly pears. I’m impressed. It also smells like rooibos but I don’t actually mind rooibos in most things so that’s fine with me.
The taste of this is heavy on the rooibos, but it does mix alright with the fruit. I definitely taste prickly pear and some of the kiwi. I think the fruit taste could be upped a little more, and it might need to be overleafed for that; I’m also missing the rose but since it’s not necessarily a rose tea I’m not heartbroken. Still, it’s a pretty good cup and a welcome non-caffeinated addition to my highly-caffeinated cabinet.