As an indication of my true feelings about rooibos, this Organic African Nectar is one of the last varieties left to try in my MIghty Leaf sampler box! I see from the company’s description that rooibos is said to be good for us: packed with antioxidants and all that jazz. Good to know that it has some redeeming qualities.
This is not bad, mind you, but it is essentially rooibos. The brew is bright orange-red and tastes primarily of rooibos. Are there connoisseurs who distinguish fine grades of rooibos? Or is comparing rooibos infusions rather like comparing types of light beer?
I’m sure that this is fine for those who like rooibos. I believe that I enjoyed the Palais des Thés rooibos blends a bit more, because I could really taste some of the other flavors. Here I don’t detect the marigold and don’t even really notice the hibiscus. I would not say that this blend is unpleasant, but it’s definitely not something for which I anticipate a craving in the future.
(Blazing New Rating #40)