Alpine Punch

Tea type
Fruit Rooibos Blend
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Flavors
Nuts, Cinnamon, Coconut, Peppercorn
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 44 oz / 1310 ml

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  • “Sipdown! (158) I'm especially happy to finish this one as I bought it last February and it's time to clear it out. Sure, I didn't open the bag up until a month or so again so it was fresh but...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Yum. This one's getting bedside-table-chilling treatment, as I'm tired and it's time to sleep. Although I still enjoy this one, it's one of the mistakes I made where I purchased 100g because oh my...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

High altitude taste

Have you heard of the barbegazi? According to Swiss lore, they are a group of furry little men that live high in the Alps. They are known for their long, icy beards and enormous feet, which they use to ski down hills and surf on avalanches. But how do they stay warm up in the frozen mountains all year round? We like to think it’s with a fortifying brew like this almond-scented rooibos, with apple, cinnamon, and ginger. If you see some very big footprints next time you’re out hiking, follow them to the barbegazi’s cave and see if they offer you a cup. Limited edition.

Ingredients: Rooibos, coconut chips and rasps, apple pieces, cinnamon pieces, ginger bits, cardamom, black pepper, rose blossoms, almond flakes, artificial flavouring*.

Allergens: Tree nuts and coconut

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Another coconuty composition from DavidsTea, Alpine Punch also has a somewhat unexpected saltiness to it. Looking at the ingredients, I am not at all sure why this should have a salty aftertaste. Perhaps the almonds were salted? Don’t know. There is a bit of a punch (as in pow) to this brew, as it contains some black pepper. Overall, though, it’s a well-blended spicy rooibos.

I like this mainly because the rooibos flavor itself is completely masked by the coconut, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and cardamom. I can’t say that I really taste the rose blossoms.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Coconut, Peppercorn

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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When drinking this tea, I taste coconut and rooibos. The pepper sneaks through at the end of the sip. I can’t quite put my finger on why but I don’t think I am much of a fan. I will try this again to be sure but I just don’t think it is for me. However, thank you Aimee Popovacki for this sample!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Pepper and coconut sounds like an odd combination.

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This was a sample that came with my David’s Tea order – yay for free samples!

So when I smelled the dry leaf all I could think was that it reminded me of Cha Yen Thai from Teavana. And that smelled like some cherry almond hand lotion (not a bad thing- it’s just what it reminded me of). So I sort of get amaretto, too.

Steeped, the smell is much the same- this seriously is still Cha Yen Thai all over again. Looking at the ingredients between the two, the only thing that’s really different is apple versus pineapple. So…that’s probably why I think they’re similar! This one does have a fruit punch sort of note when I drink it plain, which I don’t remember in Teavana’s blend. Actually, the sip kind of alternates between fruit punch and amaretto. I don’t really think the flavors go together, though, so I’m going to add milk to see if that gets rid of the fruit punch and brings out the amaretto.

Yeah, the milk helped. It’s pure almond/creamy goodness now. With some background spice that the apple overruled before. It’s definitely good for this time of year, and I can see why it’s so popular, but I’m glad I just got the sample size. It doesn’t stay cold long enough here for me to enjoy 50 grams of this!

2nd steep: Okay, this has more apple/cinnamon notes to it! I am going to bump it up a few points because it’s a completely different tea from the first time around!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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I like the smell of this one. It could be a little toned down but overall pretty good.

This isn’t bad. There’s a trend I’m finding with rooibos, in that I’m tasting what seems like alcohol. Not really loving that. Perhaps I’m steeping it too long? Or not long enough? I steep on the short end of what’s recommended on the package (usually 4 mins). Hmm.

However, the “alcohol” taste is not too apparent here (much worse in Creme Brulee) so I can manage and enjoy this one. Also reminiscent of a not so in-your-face Amaretto from DavidsTea.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec
Shmiracles

this is one of those teas that didn’t call out to me. and i just kept ignoring it. until it came in a sample pack and i was like ‘okay i’ll try this why not’.
and who knows, maybe because i had such low expectations of it, but i remember being really surprised and thrilled with it’s taste!
now i save what little bit i have left for special evenings. savoring each sip.

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This one is awesome.

The smell of dry leaves remind me, like everyone said, of AMARETTO!
You got the sour cherry and the creamy almond smell blended together.

Once steeped… Damn it, i’m in love. The cherry here is a little weaker on the smell which is great and… THE taste, of Amaretto. I can’t feel that woodsy feeling of rooibos and it’s really pleasant in this blend, because it would not be appropriate here.

The cinnamon and black pepper gives it some spicy notes, it’s what makes this blend be a little wintery, hahaha. For me amaretto is especially for summer time, like the one i’ve spent with my girlfriend with awesome friends playing music in front of a fire camp.

Anyway, now it’s winter and I do enjoy it so much with a little nap in front of the fireplace with my lover with some tea… Or some wine hahaha :)

Have a good winter everyone, sincerely!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Amariel

Interesting that you picked up a cherry note, even though there are no cherries in this, I wonder what combination of the ingredients did that, or whether it is simply from the extra flavouring. I simply love this tea though.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Maybe the problem is that I have some really disturbed taste buds haha!

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Rough morning, Imagining this is a glass of straight amaretto lol

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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An odd thing happened to me the other day. My girlfriend (after numerous obvious hints) came home with a tin of Alpine Punch for my drinking pleasure. I rip the tin from her hands, pop the top, and breathe in the wonderful scent of… blue Mr. freeze? No, wait, that can’t be right. Let’s sniff it again – still blue Mr. Freeze! And then, I made a tea a bit later in the day, and it tasted like (you guessed it) blue Mr. Freeze! I felt like I was in elementary school again.

I find it odd how something that smelled and tasted 100% like Amaretto almond goodness now tastes and smells like those delectable iced treats. And yet, in both cases, still an awesomely delicious tea! Maybe one day I’ll open the tea and it’ll smell like rooibos, apple, cinnamon and ginger? Nah, I know, that’s completely far-fetched…

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Went to brew this just now, and whatever the artificial flavor is in this tea literally knocked me off my feet. It smells wrong to me. Really, really wrong.

I’ve put it away for later, perhaps as a gift for someone else (even though it’s only 20g), unless someone can convince me it tastes infinitely better than it smells.

JustJames

i am allergic to something in this blend. i read the ingredients and i KNOW my allergies— david’s is NOT good for diligence towards ingredients lists. thus i am cautious.

Amariel

I love this one. It’s one of a few rooibos teas that I actually like.

MissB

Heather, I would love to send this to you, if you’d like it.

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I got this in a swap with Aimee – thank you!!

Unknown to Aimee, I have tried this tea before and found it not to my liking. I found it a little bland. I don’t taste the spices in this one. I get mostly coconut flavouring. The smell is a little off as well.

I don’t dislike it so much that I can’t finish the cup. I drank the last of my sample.

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Short review because I am exhausted, but I just HAD to post about this tea before bed.

I am not a straight rooibos fan, which is ironic considering I married a South African and when we’re around his family they basically breathe rooibos day-and-night. Me, can’t stand it straight, too sweet, not enough “ooumph” that real tea has. Maybe one has to be weaned on it from infanthood to truly appreciate it? Or maybe, as my in-laws always point out, the rooibos here in Canada just isn’t the same as the rooibos back home. Hmmm, okay then?

Wow, this post is getting waaaay longer than I intended! Alright, onto this tea! I can really add nothing new, merely reiterate what has already been stated. This tea is rooibos wrapped in an enigma enshrouded in amaretto-y goodness. I like my rooibos highly flavoured (ie: Cinnamon Chai Rooibos and Coco Chai Rooibos), with the rooibos barely detectable, but adding it’s signature sweetness, body, and red colour to the brew. This tea is a wonderfully flavoured rooibos, you can steep it for AGES and it never goes bitter or strong. Now let’s hope they make it permanent!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec

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