Jolly Jellybean

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Ingredients
Blue Cornflowers, Calendula Petals, Coconut, Green Rooibos, Pineapple, Red Rooibos, Strawberry
Flavors
Candy, Fruity, Rooibos, Tropical, Cherry, Medicinal, Mint, Coconut, Pineapple, Vanilla
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 oz / 299 ml

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A smile a sip.
One sip of this sweet, rich rooibos blend and you’ll know spring is right around the corner. It could be the sunny taste of pineapple, or the exotic creaminess of coconut. It could be the pretty calendula and cornflower petals. Then again, it might just be the jellybeans. You heard us right, jellybeans – that’s what gives this tea its irresistibly sweet and fruity kick. So why do jellybeans remind us of spring? Because they make us happy. Why else?

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36 tasting notes

I bought this in March when it was re-released for Easter. I never tried it the first go round, but it intrigued me enough to order 100 grams. I really like jelly beans and there’s a nice candy-fruity aroma that blends nicely with the rooibos in the package. It’s quite pretty in the package actually with violet petals mixed in with the occasional colourful jellybean and rooibos needles. It’s also quite the ingredient list with pineapple, strawberry, coconut, calendula petals, blue cornflowers, sunflower petals as well as peach concentrates, banana puree, kiwi juice concentrate, mango puree and juice concentrate. I’m guessing the puree and juice concentrates are for the jelly beans themselves. Brewed up it has a nicely rich rooibos flavour with some mildly fruity and tropical accents. I can’t pick out any particular fruit flavour but it was still a rather enjoyable blend overall.

Flavors: Candy, Fruity, Rooibos, Tropical

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML

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174 tasting notes

A teapal sent me a few teaspoons of this to try. Sadly, I couldn’t finish the cup. Rooibos on its own is not my friend. It’s such a pity because it had such wonderful fruity flavor (predominantly strawberry and pineapple flavors to me). There were quite a few jellybeans in my sample, so that was a pleasant surprise, especially after reading that so many people didn’t have any jellybeans in their bags. I’m glad I got to try it to see what all the fuss was about, but I’m not upset that I don’t care for it. So many of DT’s blends are a miss for me lately.

Kristal

I remember having this like 4 years ago when it first came out. I remember not liking it because I didn’t have an jellybeans in my 15isg gram sample. Maybe I should retry this!

apieceofquiche

Lots of folks have purchased the 100g (in special packaging) and there weren’t any jellybeans (or just one) in the entire 100g, so YMMV.

Kristal

Oh wow! If I do buy some ill specifically ask them to make sure there’s some jellybeans in my purchase.

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4 tasting notes

I got this tea as a gift, just a little sample bag, and I was excited to give it a try. The ingredients listed pineapple, coconut, strawberry, and I was ready for a big cup of tropical fruit.

I ended up with sweet swamp water.

First off, the smell I get from the dry tea is almost medicinal, like cherry cough syrup. I managed to get 3 blue jellybeans in my cup, and the water turned a murky green-blue with a film on the top. The blueberry, or whatever it might have been, jellybeans made the tea a cup of conflicting flavours and sadness. I drank a few sips, and had to dump the tea.

That being said, it sounds like it should be delicious. I am going to try this tea again, but remove the jellybeans and for a straight brew of tea.

Flavors: Cherry, Medicinal, Mint

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 425 ML

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1812 tasting notes

The first non-Adagio rooibos of the day from the Herbal TTB.
Weak. Tart. Kind of jellybean-flavored. Mostly fruity.

albertocanfly

That’s about what I thought about this tea.. strangely, when it cooled, the flavors were amplified a little bit..making it much better…but it still had less flavor than I was expecting, too.

Spencer

Hmm, I might have to consider another cup – cold this time.

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114 tasting notes

Have you ever experienced the splendor of having two traveling tea boxes in your possession at one time?? :O This is my life right now. I can’t believe that it is real. Oh my goodness gracious, I think that I may have just died and gone to tea drinker’s heaven. . For being my first TTB experience, Steepsters, you have blown me out of the park! There is so much joy just radiating from the house right now…but it does take a certain skill to dance about the house without spilling hot tea all over oneself. But, by the end of the day, I just may have it mastered. I think our dog believes that I have completely lost my bananas. Ohhhh, yesss. . So please excuse me as I enjoy my massive tea fest and flood your dashboard with my adventures. :P

Herbal Traveling Tea Box

Jelly beans in tea…hmm.. what an interesting concept. But why not? Teas have sprinkles in them all the time. After all, today is the day of so much tea, might as well start it off with a bang!:P I ended up getting a jelly belly in my sample scoop-an A&W cream soda one to boot, my favorite! After steeping it…the tea didn’t seem to have too much flavor to me. Very light of coconut and vanilla. Kind of surprising. I expected a much bolder taste. It tastes good, just wish the flavor was amplified a bit. while writing this note, the tea cooled There is the flavor I was looking for! Vanilla, coconut, and maybe even a hint of pineapple. So much better! Yum! Still a little soft on flavor but still a nice tea.

Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 2 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
madametj

Too boxes at once, you lucky banana!

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Sipdown!! (174)

Thank you Faith for the opportunity to try this tea. I am grateful for the chance but not exactly sad to see this go. The jelly beans cause an almost waxy experience that I am just not loving. Oh well. C’est la vie.

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89 tasting notes

Fatty says: NOT SWEET ENOUGH! This is a rooibos with coconut, pineapple, and jellybeans. Cute, and I dig the novelty factor, but all things considered, I find it rather bland. I sweeten almost all of my tea anyway, so the jellybeans are just kind of superfluous for me. I’d rather consume my sugar as sugar, and not in bean form. Meh.

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388 tasting notes

The smell of this tea is more appealing than the actual taste of this one so far. I had gotten the tin and there does not appear to be any jelly beans to be found.

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56 tasting notes

Tea of the day. It was ok.

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45 tasting notes

My thought process through this tea experience:

Hmm…no smell
That’s a wimpy jelly bean
Surely there’s more than that pathetic little guy in here
Oh! Look at all the jelly beans!
I wonder if I can eat them???
This tea smells like puke!!!! (while steeping)
Hope it tastes better than it smells
Bland smell/no more puke! (after steeping)
No flavor
Tastes like honey (with two tsp raw honey)

This tea is pretty disappointing. And for anyone interested…yes I ate the jelly beans! :) This tea has no taste to it. I picked this tea to try something different, but I got nothing. No aroma no smell…nothing. The only thing saving this tea is the fact that I have some honey. Wish it would have been better.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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