No. 13 Red Nectar

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Honeybush, Natural Flavours, Red Rooibos
Apple, Pear, Pepper, Rooibos, Smoke, Stonefruit, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine Free
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Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 350 ml

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From Steven Smith Teamaker

A delicious, caffeine free infusion of rooibos, also known as red bush, from Clanwilliam in South Africa, paired with succulent honeybush and a bit of natural orchard fruit flavor. Lightly sweet, medium-bodied and highly quaffable, hot or iced.

Ingredients: Rooibos and honeybush from South Africa and natural fruit flavors.

Preparation: For best flavor, bring freshly drawn filtered water to a boil. Steep five minutes. Use the time to reflect on things that are going right in your life.

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725 tasting notes

I feel like because I was so happy to rid this tea from my shelf, this tasted much better than I remembered it.
Decent tea. Seems like any regular red rooibos soooo yeah.

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1150 tasting notes

Sampler Saturday! I had a single teabag of this herbal and decided to brew it up tonight. In general I’ve always been very impressed with Steven Smith Teamaker blends, so I’m hoping this will be nice.

Gave this a nice long steep, a bit over the five minutes I usually give rooibos just because I was busy with things, but eh… it’s rooibos, you can’t really oversteep it. It’s a proper ruby red color, and smells a bit like stonefruit and pear? The ingredients don’t really give any hints to the “natural fruit flavors” in this, so I wonder how far off I am…

This is pretty nice. Better than many of the rooibos I’ve had recently (but then, I drank one with chamomile in it yesterday, so that bar was pretty low, heh). I’m getting a natural very subtle smoky note which I’ve never tasted from rooibos or honeybush before, but it isn’t unpleasant, and I’m very sensitive to smoky notes; it blends nicely with that slight woodiness perfectly, actually. And just the tiniest hint of pepper. I’m also getting a vanilla note from this, which is quite nice, and it brings out a lovely natural sweetness in the cup. Usually whenever fruit flavors are added to rooibos it tends to bring out the sharper, medicinal notes for me, but thankfully I’m not getting that taste here at all; the fruit flavoring is more on the subtle side, letting the natural notes of the rooibos and honeybush shine, but it is there, and I’d say it is sort of an apple/pear sort of flavor. With that woody/smoky rooibos note, the natural sweetness, and the apple and pear paired together, my mind is stretching this a bit to baked fruit or cobbler, just minus the cinnamon/spices or pastry-sweet elements.

The more I sip on this and unwind, the more I’m really getting into this. Ya, I think Steven Smith Teamaker has won again for me!

Flavors: Apple, Pear, Pepper, Rooibos, Smoke, Stonefruit, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood

Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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26 tasting notes

Very gentle, but with a bit more personality than your typical honeybush tea. I love peach/apricot scented teas, so this was up my alley.
I enjoyed it hot and iced.

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111 tasting notes

Smooth, not too assertive.

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49 tasting notes

This tea is not too fruity and not too rooibossy – it’s very smooth and well blended so that not one flavor stands out.

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