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Fruit Rooibos Blend
Artificial Flavouring, Calendula, Green Rooibos, Natural Flavours, Pineapple, Strawberry
Fruity, Pear, Pineapple, Rooibos, Tropical, Citrusy, Passion Fruits, Citrus, Floral, Grapefruit, Honey, Sugar, Sweet, Strawberry, Caramel, Oats, Fruit Punch, Wood
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec 5 g 13 oz / 380 ml

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  • “I made Swampwater iced cubes…and added them to a glass of plain water, one of Swampwater, and one of my lemonwater (a packet of True Lemon and Splenda) and the results were phenomenal! Each tasted...” Read full tasting note
  • “I feel like this is a tea that would do well as a seasonal Halloween item, but hey, I’m pretty happy that it’s available now so I’m not complaining. First, the appearance. The dry leaves look and...” Read full tasting note
  • “Okay, first things first. Swamp Music by Lynyrd Skynyrd is hopelessly stuck in my head. I blame the tea. Secondly, I haven’t had this tea in months. It is one of the first I bought at David’s Tea...” Read full tasting note
  • “So I went to dt a couple days ago and there was only one person in the store with me, and when I asked for this tea, the man came up to me and asked what it was. He says all he could smell was the...” Read full tasting note


We called this tea Swampwater to keep adults away, but it doesn’t seem to work. Every time they taste it, they drink the whole thing down. Because the natural, tangy sweetness of green rooibos, guava, passionfruit and little candy sprinkles is just too irresistible. Even the murky green colour doesn’t scare them off. Maybe we should explain that it’s full of antioxidants. And caffeine-free. Reverse psychology…

Ingredients: Green rooibos, strawberry candies, sunflower, candy sprinkles, orange candies.

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902 tasting notes

In my early days on Steepster, I’d browse the teas to see what was out there. I found this, and fell in love with the name. This was before I’d ever even had a green rooibos blend, and it went on my Shopping List.

It’s now in my Cupboard.

The smell is fantastic: all green rooibos and fruity/tangy. Taste is green rooibos with tropical fruits, and just a smidgen of sweetness from the candy sprinkles. Absolutely fantastic!! I’m enjoying it hot right now (it’s 54 F outside, ain’t no way I’m drinking anything cold!), but can easily see myself drinking pitchers of this in the summer. I know it was one of their Summer 2010 teas…will it be back, or do I need to invest in more now?

Boiling 8 min or more

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1258 tasting notes

Thanks to Kittena for a sample of this tea!

Relaxing this evening with some nintendo DS, Castlevania (order of ecclesia) and tea! Bleh, I’ll lift weights tomorrow! I thought I’d grab a DavidsTea out of my sample pile to switch it up a bit.

DRY: cute orange sprinkles and little black kitties! Makes me think of halloween!

STEEPED: very very weird steeping with my DT Steeper. It looks the typical brown tea. However, when I poured my tea into my cup, it became this weird foresty dark green… uhhh.. what happened? /brain explosion

TASTE: slight fruity tang and sugar sweet. Green rooibos mellow and nutty background. Very nice fruity after taste. Not bitter.

COMMENTS: Very very weird tea. I really like the after taste. Swampwater reminds me of almost bubblegum in a way. The fun factor in Swampwater is super cool, but I’m wanting something more stronger or brighter in taste.

However, I think this iced would be really good and bring out the fruityness.

My tea hating husband got a sip. He was confused about the colour and said it tasted like weird tea and thought it was bitter. (weird)

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

It is awesome iced.

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289 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: Berry, fruity strawberry.

Liquor: Murky gold-green colour with a berry-fruity aroma of strawberries.

Flavour: Strawberry flavour outshines the green rooibos, and leaves a refreshing strawberry aftertaste.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

I can’t believe Swampwater has been discontinued! I hope it comes back again in the near future. It is my favorite tea, ever!


Nicole, I am in the same position. I really enjoy this tea and thought it was going to be online only. Yet the company has decided to change their policy.


It is unfortunate. I ordered 50g, and then went to order more when I seen online only, but it says it was out of stock :( Hopefully it returns again in the future..

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1711 tasting notes

Don’t you hate it when you mishear someone and give them an answer that clearly states you’re an idiot? Yesterday at work, I was running on fewer than three hours of sleep (plus barely got sleep the night before that too) so I was nearly dead by the end of my last break that I took ultra late. A coworker, who was waving his bag of Quaker rice snacks around (and to be fair, just started making conversation with me after I was sitting in the room reading a magazine in silence for a while), apparently asked me if I was closing, and I somehow thought he asked me if I wanted one, so I said no thank you but went on in a humorous yet oddly rambly way about how I shouldn’t have one, and he looked at me like I was crazy. I think I especially feel bad because it made him then feel like he should offer me a rice snack. To make matters worse, I thought I’d try to explain how I’m sleep-deprived and caffeine does nothing for me (was drinking my second cup of coffee) and made a joke about how I’d probably need to graduate to cocaine in order to save me. It was so freaking awkward! I hate when a semi-functioning sleep-deprived brain puts you in embarrassing situations.

My point is that, caffeine or not, I end up being a dumbass so no amount of tea or coffee can save me from such situations. My mom accidentally knocked over and broke the glass Contigo I was using for bringing cold brews to work so for now I’ve been going without them at work. At least I happily chugged a whole jug of this at home over the past day and miss its tropical fruity vibe and green rooibos base. But holy moly, does this brew a lot more strongly than I remembered. I added 12g to an approximately 1.3 litre jug and the liquor was such a dark mossy green. Flavour-wise, the base was a little strong for a green rooibos too, so looks like I could get away with more like 7-8g next time. I kept refilling the jug after pouring a glass to try to dilute it so I got a lot of cold brew out of this in the end. Very glad they brought this one back since it’s been a long time since experiencing it.

Maddy Barone

Oh dear. I feel you. I’ve done that exact thing. I’m so drained this week that if I still worked in the office I’d probably have at least one of those types of conversations.


Omg yes I have SO been there. Yesterday at work I couldn’t concentrate at all. I made so very many mistakes. A few awkward encounters. Today as well. Here’s hoping you can catch some sleep tonight!
Ha. A few months ago, in my sleepdeprived state, I made what I thought was an inside joke with someone and then realized the second it popped out of my mouth that it was the wrong person. Something about wishing I had a stalker… (my csi nut friend named her cat that, totally harmless even though it sounds creepy)


While I’m happy to hear that it also happens to both of you, I’m simultaneously frustrated for you too! It’s even worse when you don’t know the person well yet because they may think you’re always like that.


Right back at you :)
I get kinda cranky as well. My family who puts up with me in the morning before my wakeup shower are all saints!

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1473 tasting notes

So this is one adult that the green color almost scared off. But I’m admittedly touchy about such things. When I was 12-13, we had ham for Christmas. I found a vein in my piece (understandably). I was so thrown off by this that I didn’t eat meat for months…and then mom made bacon. Vegetarian fail. Anyway if something looks “off”, even if I know it’s not, I have a hard time eating it or drinking it. I’ve seen tea this color once, but it was in a long-forgotten mug and had nearly learned how to say “hello”.

ANYWAY. This sample was from the lovely Jillian, thank you so much! I have been dying to try this one and nearly bought a bag when it was rereleased. I’m kind of glad I didn’t though. I’m not a big fan of the tropical flavors, like guava or passion fruit or papaya. They just never taste that good to me, I’d rather have berries. But this tea is pretty good, I’m glad I tried it. Very juicy and full-flavored. I might use up the rest of the sample for a pitcher of iced tea.

So I would recommend this one to everyone to at least try it, but it’s not going to be an addition to my cupboard.

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I’ve been on the fence about trying this one. Every time I was at David’s I’d be meaning to get it, and then would reconsider last minute for something else. Great description, if it gets released again, I’ll definitely have to try it!

Tina S.

It has been strongly hinted that it’ll be a summer addition to the seasonals this year.

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6770 tasting notes

Very unusual and creative! Me likie!
Thanks to Jaime for another neat tisane!

After infusion the color lives up to its name that is for sure! LOVE the sprinkles! It’s sugary and smooth. It’s semi-fruity. I can almost taste a little nuttiness too. Tangy…but in a good way! There is so much going on in here! It really like this because it’s so unique!!!

Geoffrey Norman

I love the name on this one.

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615 tasting notes

Another sample from CK!

What is this witchcraft?

It looked like a brown liquor in my ingenuiTEA, and then looked dark green and murky as it dispensed into my cup. It kind of looks like toxic sludge more than a swamp. Yum?

It has a nice fruity tang, that reminds me mostly of strawberries, and a sweet sugar taste. The green rooibos is mellow and kind of nutty. There’s no bitterness and the rooibos is relatively mild. It has a little of the red rooibos flavor I don’t like, but it’s not overwhelming.

The aftertaste is really smooth and pleasantly fruity and I really enjoy it! There’s definitely a fun/novelty factor to this tea and I think that would be the reason I’d have some on hand. The taste was pleasant and inoffensive enough, but it wouldn’t be something I’d reach for on a regular basis.

Boiling 8 min or more

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4847 tasting notes

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending some of this my way!

At first, when I saw the name, I was thinking “why would anyone name their tea swampwater?” eww! And now I see why they call it swampwater, because the color liquid it produces is a very ugly swamp water green.

But… it tastes really good. Sweet and fruity. A nutty flavor in the background. This is really quite tasty!

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985 tasting notes

Tea of the evening…..

And day #11 of 24. This is a sample that was sent to me by Jillian. Thank you again for the unique teas you sent! You definitely had a part in encouraging my David’s addiction….

This one is the most unique rooibis I have had to date….. It has sprinkles. There are orange jimmies and black cats. The brewed up tea kind of looks a dark murky green. And it really reminds me of the taste of melted popsicles. I don’t mean that to sound bad in any way, because this definitely took me back to my childhood when I would try to get every last drop of juice left from eating a freezer pop. You know….the ones that come in the plastic tube. I get fruit flavors and it really does not taste like a rooibos at all, which for me is a plus. This is a fun tea!

Teapot method with a 7 minute steep.

Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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3229 tasting notes

Steeped ~3 tsp in hot water for a minute or two, then topped up to two cups with cold water.

I love the smell of this one dry, but it’s just been a bit too weird for me. Pretty much the same deal cold-brewed, unfortunately. It’s not bad, and a nice (gross) dark green, and there’s a bit of that delicious fruitiness, but it’s not really strong enough for me. Also, I find little candies in my tea (and sprinkles) to typically be a bit off-putting. The purpose of the hot water was to melt them, so at least that happened, but yeah.

Bleh, after Alpine Punch and The Earl of Lemon, this one is really not meshing with me right now. I think it might get to go back into the fridge for tomorrow. Too bad :(

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