I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it. Swampwater, although is nowhere close to as weird tasting as its name may lead you to believe—leaves me unsure as to whether I will buy it again. It’s just ok. It kind of gives me a green tea vibe.
“I made Swampwater iced cubes...and added them to a glass of plain water, one of Swampwater, and one of my lemonwater (a packet of True Lemon and Splenda) and the results were phenomenal! Each...” Read full tasting note
“I feel like this is a tea that would do well as a seasonal Halloween item, but hey, I'm pretty happy that it's available now so I'm not complaining. First, the appearance. The dry leaves look...” Read full tasting note
“Okay, first things first. Swamp Music by Lynyrd Skynyrd is hopelessly stuck in my head. I blame the tea. Secondly, I haven't had this tea in months. It is one of the first I bought at David's Tea...” Read full tasting note
“So I went to dt a couple days ago and there was only one person in the store with me, and when I asked for this tea, the man came up to me and asked what it was. He says all he could smell was the...” Read full tasting note
We called this tea Swampwater to keep adults away, but it doesn’t seem to work. Every time they taste it, they drink the whole thing down. Because the natural, tangy sweetness of green rooibos, guava, passionfruit and little candy sprinkles is just too irresistible. Even the murky green colour doesn’t scare them off. Maybe we should explain that it’s full of antioxidants. And caffeine-free. Reverse psychology…
Ingredients: Green rooibos, strawberry candies, sunflower, candy sprinkles, orange candies.
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I received a single serving sample of this with my last order from DAVIDsTea, and was excited to try it out since it wasn’t something that I was willing to risk order a whole package of. As stated in other comments, it looks like an innocent tea, until you let it steep. The color of it is… well, interesting, but the taste is great. Not too overpowering and not at all as disgusting as one might think. Definitely going to add a pack to my next order, I’d love to try it over ice, I have a feeling it would make a good (but funky) iced tea.
Ok I have 3 minutes on my break to add a quick note about my Swampwater!
First of all, I have had this tea for exactly one year. Untouched (kind of). My first and last david’s tea purchase until a few months ago in fact! I asked for a tea that would be refreshing as an iced tea and not need any sweetener! So I smelled Swampwater and was in love!
I went home and knew nothing about how to make real iced tea. I had a tiny tea-ball thing (about a tablespoon) that wouldn’t be enough for a big batch. So I just dumped some loose tea in thinking I would strain it when it was done. Strain with what? I had nothing. So it was a gross mess full of rooibos that tasted weird because I kept having to pick little things out of my teeth.
One year later! I cold brewed it first overnight in my DT mug at work. It was awesome because it didn’t leave the orange ring when cold brewed (which is part of the fun when it’s hot!) but tasted very refreshing. I tried it hot the same day and it was fresh and delicious.
So I have to say I am impressed with the freshness after one year, but possibly sadenned because it’s no longer on the market? if you find some of this somewhere sometime – try it! It’s fun :D
The name and description alone attracted me to this tea, because I am far too easily amused by things like the fact that this tea turns such a nasty colour. I purchased it online long before it was released for the summer season.
I’ve never put a sweetener in this tea; I find it’s pretty good all on its own, though if it’s not left to steep long enough the flavour can leave something to be desired as it will turn out a little bland.
I’ve tried it hot, cold, and room temperature – though that was more through neglect than anything else. Personally I’ve found it quite enjoyable at either hot or cold. The oily film it forms from the sprinkles is a little unpleasant to look at, but doesn’t seem to affect the flavour.
Day 100 (yesterday) of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
Approx 3tsp in my 2-cupper.
This has always been a favourite of mine, not so much for the taste as the colour. It turns this great murky-green, which, which a dash of milk, looks so disgusting and… well, swampy. It’s always reminded me of a witch’s brew. In fact, I use this in plastic water bottles as “polyjuice potion” when I cosplay as Hermione. dork
The taste is light, but sweet and candy-ish. I generally prefer stronger teas, but it’s pleasent, even if I wish there was more to it.