I found my tin of this towards the back of my cupboard, I forgot I had it. I call this tea the “Shrek” tea due its color and its name. Nice tart fruity taste, very enjoyable tea.
“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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When I first got this tea, I tried it and thought it was alright, then kind of forgot about it. But I tried it again recently, and you know what? It’s actually pretty darn good! It’s really got some great flavours in there that really come through. I sweeten my tea, so I’m not sure if that’s what helped, but after giving it a second chance, it’s become part of my regular list of go-to teas!
My husband really liked how the canister of this smelled, so we bought a bag. I’m not really crazy about any teas with sugar already added. If the tea needs sugar, I’d rather just add it in later.
We mostly drink this iced. When you brew it hot it’s more like hot cider with added fruity flavor. I can’t say that the flavor is bad, it’s just not something I go crazy for. It’s not an awful tea, but I’m not impressed enough to buy another bag.
I bought this tea way back when it had black cat candy sprinkles in it, so I’m a bit disappointed they took them out when they re-introduced it. Gimme my black cat sprinkles back!
Flavour-wise, this tea is tha-bomb-izzle. It’s great hot, and I would almost say even better iced. I don’t ice teas often because I feel like I’m wasting leaves, but this one? Totally worth the leaf sacrifice. Tastes like tea-punch. And the appearance of it? Looks exactly like I just dunked my cup in a swamp and scooped up whatever I found. True to the name!
I need to go buy myself a kilogram of this stuff…
EDIT: This tea is now discontinued again. Kill me. I want more… :(
It seems like this tea is a, “love it or hate it” kind of tea.
When David’s first introduced teas geared towards children, I got really excited. I was looking forward to child-friendly flavours and fancy teaware (which is adorable!). Swampwater piqued my interest just from it’s name and delicious smell. The clerk at the store insisted it was amazing. I’m a huge rooibos fan.
I brought it home and tried it. I was not expecting the colour. Something that looks like it was scooped out of a backyard pond. The flavour was underwhelming. I put it back in the cupboard and tried it again two months later. I added more leaves and upped the steeping time. Still no dice. There was still no flavour.
Cute teaware and stickers aside, I think I’ll stick to less gimmicky teas next time.
I don’t like the color but that’s hardly a criticism. Overall, the fruitiness of this tea is great. It’s weird though… sometimes it tastes too tart and other times too sweet (it must just be me) but it’s still a great iced tea (good for summer, which is sadly ending soon).
Swampwater.. sounds appetizing doesnt it? I had smelled this one at David’s Tea about a month before I actually bought it, and I love this tea. Fruity, interesting and fun. I love roobios because you can steep it forever and it will never ruin the flavor (Organic cream of earl grey steeped too long is so gross). My favorite part is the fact it turns a disgusting color of green xD the little kid in me adores the little candy sprinkles. I love this one, naturally sweet, and definitely up there in my favorites :)
I wanted to like this tea. I really, really did.
I loved the smell. I adored the murky green colour. I thought it was going to be an amazing tea, and I even liked it the first time I tried it! But the reason why I liked it was because it was loaded with agave nectar, to the point where I could barely even taste the actual tea.
I tried Swampwater again several other times – both hot and iced – and each time I hoped that it would be a better experience. MAYBE I would like it this time. MAYBE there just wasn’t enough tea before. MAYBE it was just how the person serving me prepared it. But nope! Each time I was met with nothing but disappointment.
The colouring of the tea is pretty, but it’s all artificial, and so is the taste. When I drank it black, I didn’t taste any natural flavouring. It was more like I was tasting what somebody thought something was supposed to taste like. Does that make sense? I hope it does.
Anyway, aside from that, the tea itself was just hopelessly bitter, bland, and… well, gross.
The only time I liked it was when it was so full of agave nectar that I couldn’t taste anything else, and that is Not Good. If a tea only becomes palatable after one adds an overwhelming amount of sweetener, I consider that a failure.
I’m done with trying this tea, and I don’t plan on wasting my money on it again. I would advise everyone else to do the same.