I got this as a sample with purchase at the NYC Coffee and Tea Festival. I had never heard of Newby Teas before but apparently they’ve been around since 2000. They had a beautiful display (shameless plug for my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BR1nIKxjbCK/?taken-by=try.all.the.tea). I ended up buying the jasmine green but picked up a sample of this.
This blend comes in a pyramid sachet. Dry and steeped, it smells like orange hard candy. The flavor of the brew isn’t far off from the scent, but the woodsiness of the rooibos balances out the sweetness of the candy-like orange. As it cools, the rooibos flavor fades and the orange flavor becomes almost like an icee. With a splash of milk, I bet this would taste like a creamsicle. Alas, I drank it all up before I could experiment.