During my latest visit to Le Palais des Thés shop, I stumbled unto this new rooibos-herbal tea blend, which seemed created for me, as I often drink tea in the evening but have a low tolerance for coffeine and theine. I also have difficulties in finding good high quality fine tasting herbal teas, even in organic high hand brands/shops.
In comparison with other rooibos, I noticed the leaves are finer and therefore more numerous inside the teapot as they largely escape my tea ball. The Verbena also comes almost in dust form and definitely not in full leaves. The second brew always turns out really clear, much more so than the Mariage Frères, even though I use more of this one.
Regarding taste, the rooibos does not have a very strong taste and is rather bland and almost non-descript; however the Verbena really adds a nice and fresh twist to it.
It also tastes nice iced (after hot brew).
I rather enjoyed it, but prefer drinking some others and will not buy it back once the pack is finished.
Rooibos a la Verveine (Rooibos with Verbena)
Native to South Africa, Rooibos bush is a different plant from the tea plant, which gives a pleasant beverage with no caffeine and almost no tannin.
An excellent infusion for the evening, verbena aids digestion, calms headaches and nerves and creates a real feeling of relaxation. Its lemony, aromatic fragrance is very pleasant.