Sweet Desert Delight (aka Desert Blend)

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Sweet Desert Delight, Another Zhi Signature Blend that takes flavor to new heights.

We blend our organic red rooibos (pron. “roy-bos”), cinnamon, anise pods, cacao nibs, coconut pieces, safflowers and stevia leaf to create a world-class organic taste sensation.

This is truly an oasis for the senses. Relish in the heady aroma of the steeping brew.

Inhale deeply. Pour a mug. Savor. Imbibe. Repeat. Indulge. Relax!

No sugar and no caffeine. Naturally sweet and healthy; from Zhi to you.

USDA Organic and Fair Trade

4.2 oz Tin – $14.50 – 59 Servings 25¢ per cup
8.0 oz Pouch $22.00 – 107 Servings 19¢ per cup

AKA Sweet Dessert Delight; Sweet Thai Delight; Red Thai Delight; Red Tea

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11 Tasting Notes

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I thought I had tried this one before! I received a sample today and it was packaged differently than I remember. I went back and read my previous review and scored it quite low! (59) – As I am drinking this THIS time around it’s soooooo different! Not sure if I was logging the wrong tea before or had a bad or old batch…hum…

Anyhow…on to this review…

The dry blend scent is somewhere between a chocolate chai smell I have in recent memory AND a Chocolate Coconut Cinnamon Cookie of sorts. It has a sort of a plastic smell but that could very well be from the packaging.

The color is a deep red-brown. The aroma of the liquid is Cinnamon, Coconut, and almost a little bit of a cream scent.

The taste is sweet but also spicy…a natural cinnamon spice…not Fire Ball type cinnamon. I have a HONKIN’ HUGE Anise Star In there so I was a little afraid of the results but as I sip I am pleasantly surprised. This is pretty good. The sip starts as a contradicting sweet and spice but they are working ok with each other and morphs into a flatter taste towards the end of the sip – just before the swallow.

This isn’t bad at all and I am certainly changing my rating!

TeaEqualsBliss

When this cools…it’s all about the coconut and it gets sweeter and sweeter VERY SWEET…so I am thinking from my previous review…my water wasn’t hot enough with my first attempt…but this attempt was nice!

Spencer

Sounds like a unique tasting tea. No need for adding sugar, I suppose?

TeaEqualsBliss

I don’t ever add sugar but I think if you are used to adding sufar you still wouldn’t need to, no. :)

SoccerMom

Yay for it tasting good this time around.:)

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355 tasting notes

The end of my sample. Sadness. This is the perfect evening tea for me. Think I’m gonna get a full size.

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Backlog: I like this best when it has had plenty of time to steep (I steeped it for 10 minutes this time) and when I add just a pinch of sugar it helps offset the weird aftertaste from the stevia. I am not a fan of stevia … I’d rather not have sweetener at all than have the stevia, but because it’s in there, I wanted something to alter that aftertaste a bit.

Tasty, but certainly not my favorite from Zhi Tea.

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Had a small sample of this in the Zhi Tea shop today. Very sweet – I love sweet teas & I think this is the first tea I’ve ever come across that I didn’t want to add sugar or honey to. Very, very good; a medley of sweet & spicy flavors. Recommended!

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I disliked this at first. I don’t eat much sugar, so really notice “sweet”. For me, when I drank this on it’s own, the taste was overwhelmingly that powdery, coldness of stevia, which I don’t like. I didn’t finish the cup. Not wanting to waste it though, I tried adding a small amount to a pot of black tea. Yum! Chocolate liqueur tea. I may buy this again after all.

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