Rooibos Blueberry

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From Blue Teapot

Blueberry flavour enhances the mild sweet taste of South African roobois to produce a very satisfying caffeine-free drink.

Ingregients: Rooibos, blueberry, malva flower, flavouring

1Tsp per 1 cup; steep 5-7 min.

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Decided to try out one of the teas my parents apparently purchased the other day at the Blue Teapot.

This is my first tea from there, but as this is a rooibos — a tisane I’m pretty sure I don’t like — I won’t make any snappy judgements on the company itself.

Anyway… I don’t really like it. The blueberry flavor itself is very nice, the sweet sort rather than the tart as some blueberry flavors can be. At the swallow it does taste like I actually swallowed a blueberry. The problem … is the rooibos base. It’s heavy and medicinal. It takes over the scent of the tea, and has a very medicinal like presence all throughout the taste. Honestly, it’s making me feel rather nauseated. I suspect this is the reason why I hated Birthday Cake rooibos so much from David’s. The problem’s the rooibos, not the sweet flavor.

It’s a shame, because the blueberry itself tastes quite good, but I just can’t get over the taste of the rooibos itself. I don’t think a shorter steep time will fix this, as it seems if I steep any shorter I won’t get much of any flavor at all.

Bottom line, if you don’t mind the medicinal-like taste of rooibos and you like blueberries, pick this one up! :)

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I have yet to have a straight blueberry rooibos/honeybush that’s tasty. The best I have found so far is Della Terra’s Blueberry Creme, which also contains black tea and clearly is meant to be creamy. Hopefully someone will get it right eventually!

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