This tea had always interested me whenever I saw it at the store and I finally got to try it. The dry leaf is very pretty: little bright petals in a bed of pretty rooibos. The scent was rooibos with a TON of apricots. I didn’t smell a bunch of caramel or honey, but pure apricot fruits. Steeped, the tea smelled equally as fruity. It even retained the juicy character of the apricots. Each sip had a nice balance of apricot and rooibos, and the slightest bit of honey flavor. As much as I wanted to love this tea, I just couldn’t. Something about it didn’t taste RIGHT to me. Maybe I had imagined this tea to be something beyond delicious – I think I wanted apricots dipped in honey & caramel. It’s not a terrible tea, just not as good as I wanted it to be.
Branch Out to the World Red Tea – The juicy nectar of ripe apricots is combined with sweet honey in a base of organic, Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos. The result is a sublime, healthy, caffeine-free brew with fruity top notes and caramel undertones. Full-leaf tea offers a most smooth and complex taste.
This tea is a limited edition exclusive offering from our collection of partnership teas with Whole Foods Markets.
The Republic of Tea is proud to partner with Whole Foods Market to be the first company to create exclusive Whole Trade™ full-leaf organic and Fair Trade Certified™ teas. The Whole Trade Guarantee is a commitment to ethical trade, the environment and the quality of products. One percent of Whole Trade product sales is donated to Whole Trade Foundation™ to help end poverty.