Lack of flavor isn’t something I’ve experienced in American Tea Room products. Usually, I open the package, and scarcely have to inhale for the aroma of any one of their teas to gloriously fill my senses. Their teas are characteristically extremely fresh, I’ve found. However, either this tea is extremely subtle, or simpy not as fresh as the others. It didn’t smell stale, but it had little nose, little flavor. Their basic rooibos has a wonderful flavor, so it seems to me that any of their rooibos based teas would at least have something to ponder. And green teas are usually at least, well, green if nothing else. This one—almost nothing. However, I’ve had such excellent experiences with American Tea Room products, I’m not going to give this tea a rating until I’ve had a chance to order another sample that will hopefully be from another batch. and then I’ll try again.
Green Rooibos Natural
Like Rooibos Natural, our organic Rooibos Very Natural is a totally unflavored rooibos. It is unoxidized, so it has a fresher, greener flavor and higher level of antioxidants than Rooibos Natural. Rooibos Vert Natural’s needle-like leaves are pale butter yellow, sage green, taupe and cedar. They carry aromas of dry leaves, wet porcelain clay and sweet flowers. The brew is lightly cloudy copper color. It has aromas of fir trees and leaf mulch. Its mellow taste offers notes of cedar, pine, citrus-scented hops and wildflower honey. The smooth, woodsy aftertaste is heightened by a hint of citrus zest. Rooibos Vert Natural is great hot or iced, plain or sweetened with agave nectar or fruit nectar. You can also use it as a base for your own blends – just add fruit or spices and brew! This tea is certified USDA organic.