I’m a mad tea artist. What does that mean? It means that for the most part, I’m in my tea studio creating wild and crazy flavors to offer up as our tea of the week. Every once in a while, I’ll blend something that for some reason didn’t quite work out as planned but the resulting blend still had potential so I tweak it a little bit to create something totally different.
That’s what happened with this tea. I started out with a blend of green and red rooibos. I like this combination better than I like either of the rooibos on their own because they offer a more diverse flavor profile when blended together. Separately, they can be kind of one note, but together I get a really lovely fruity and nutty flavor with notes of honey-like sweetness and occasionally I’ll even detect a hint of smoke.
Then I added some flavors: I started with peach and cake and vanilla. I could taste the peach and the vanilla, but the cake was a little difficult to pick out. So I tweaked it a little and decided to add some blackberry flavor and just a hint of marshmallow. What I’m left with is an interesting, Peachy Keen sort of tisane with notes of peach, blackberry, vanilla cream and hints of fluffy marshmallow. It’s sweet, fruity and really quite tasty!
So even though this didn’t quite turn out the way I originally planned, I’m really enjoying the outcome!
organic ingredients: red rooibos, green rooibos, marshmallow root, dried peaches, freeze-dried blackberries, vanilla bean and natural flavors.