Green and Fruity

Tea type
Fruit Rooibos Blend
Apple, Artificial Flavouring, Candied Papaya, Green Rooibos, Mango, Natural Flavours, Red Rooibos
Fruity, Wood, Mango, Peach, Tropical, Grass, Green, Honey, Melon
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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 30 sec 6 g 19 oz / 557 ml

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  • “So its my first day of work at my first totally full time job! O.o I am hiding away at my cubicle on lunch break because I’m too shy to talk to Ppl still haha :( and I brought this tea with me to...” Read full tasting note
  • “I prepped this to cold brew for tomorrow and that left me with one serving left. Made hot it is not bad. I think papaya is the most prominent element. There is also a hint of rooibos but I think it...” Read full tasting note
  • “I have to admit after I steeped this (twice) I picked the fruit out and ate it. I’ts kind of nice when your tea can also provide you with a snack. I am fruity, perhaps.” Read full tasting note
  • “mmmm…I’ve been trying so many types of delicious rooibos teas lately that I’m not sure why I didn’t like it not that long ago. I think this is my first green rooibos, although technically this is...” Read full tasting note


Now that’s fresh.

When it comes to rooibos, some say green is the new red. Because while red rooibos tastes great, some say the new wave of unoxidized green rooibos is even better. What’s so special? The production process, which is similar to that of green tea, gives it a smooth, fresh taste. Here we’ve topped it up with the tropical flavours of papaya, apple, mango and peach.

Ingredients: South African green and red rooibos, apple, mango, papaya.

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1112 tasting notes

This is another free sample that made me say – “Eech! We won’t like this!” and here we are greedily slurping our tea. Peachy! Passion fruit! I am not sure I’ve had green rooibos before but I sure love it in this blend. This tea is a breath of fresh air — so different than anything currently residing in my cupboard. I’d definitely order 50g of this.

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I think I should have tried this iced. I will perhaps cold steep it tonight, as DaisyChubb did. Hot, this is just a big mess. It tastes like it’s trying to be Long Life Oolong or Southern Belle, but not quite hitting the spot. I guess I’ve never had green rooibos before, though. Anyway, I don’t really like the fruitiness of this one.
I feel like I haven’t had a heavenly cup of liquid gold in days.
Speaking of needing a cup of liquid gold, I was out for sushi the other day on Bloor and I ordered a green tea, as I had had a bad shift at work and REALLY needed that genmaicha deliciousness pick me up. I think they threw their cleaning chemicals into the cup and had the nerve to call it tea. I couldn’t believe what I was served. I don’t even know what it was trying to be, but it actually tasted like chemicals. That is all.

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they wash the cups out with bleach or chlorine. I’ve had the same experience! it’s even worse when the cups they serve it in are plastic- it retains the smell that way to :/
and did you go to Sushi on Bloor? I used to love that place!


OMG that’s totally what it was – it WAS a plastic cup! I was very upset. I went to Sakura – It’s a new all you can eat place that’s pretty good (the sushi, not the tea). I do, however love Sushi on Bloor! Sometimes it’s just too pricey for my tastes, however.


Give Sushi 101 a chance, guys! It’s next to Sushi on Bloor so people always overlook it but it is so good. Plus you can get delicious Korean bulgogi AND sushi at the same time. They don’t do all you can eat but that usually ends up being safer for me.

That’s odd about the chemical taste! These places definitely aren’t that discerning about what they serve as tea, but I’ve never had an experience THAT bad. Yuck.


Sushi 101, yes I will try that!
I went to a few of the other places in the area, they were pretty good. I do love me some bulgogi! mmmm.
I’ve noticed that about the cups mainly at the all you can eat or cheaper places. Especially the pho or thai ones!
Last time I went to sushi on bloor, the sushi was hot and the hot food was cold. Service quality is terrible now, I think the management has changed.


Yeah, I haven’t been the biggest fan of Sushi on Bloor, but I think I’ve noticed it going downhill too. Last time I was there I was avoiding rice and got chicken teriyaki and the meat was pretty awful.

I DEFINITELY get a chemical taste from the water cups at Pho and cheaper sushi places. You must be right that the cleaners stick to the plastic.


I’ve noticed it with tea as well, in plastic ware… whatever flavour I have in it sticks around for a long time! esp the essence oils


Maybe we need to start bringing our own cups to these places.
The only reason I haven’t tried sushi 101 is because I always get bombarded by sushi restaurants whenever I’m out that way. Chances of trying that ONE place is about 1 in 20. I think a friend recommended Sushi on Bloor and I stuck with it – but after Indigobloom’s experience, I think I’ll bypass it. I do, however, want my dynamite rolls to be warm. That’s different. Anyway, I think that Sakura is one of the only ones that does all you can eat sushi on the “sushi strip”.


haha do you think they would allow that… bringing your own cup, genius!
Hey we should all get urban spoon accounts and review the sushi places there :P


You are totally right, there are way too many Japanese places on Bloor to try them all. I lived right there for a couple years and still don’t recognize the names of half the places! I don’t think I could tell you were Sakura is. But, that’s good to know. Mariko also does all you can eat but it was BAD when I tried it.

Indigo, good idea! Maybe we can get someone to sponsor us visiting every single one. We’d be doing a public service.


They would think we were crazy for asking to use our own cup, but I don’t see why not. If they said no, we just wouldn’t go there again- there’s too much competition to turn down a silly request like that :-P
LOL I think a steepster account is as far as I’m gonna go… I’m sure there are already reviews on urban spoon that we can look through.. Too much trouble to actually go to every one and try it! Jessie – Sakura is about a block or two east of DT, on the north side. It’s quite yummy – But then, all restaurants deteriorate in quality the longer that it’s open, I find. So if you go there in a few weeks/months, it probably won’t be as good as it is now.

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This is the other free sample that came along with the new tins I ordered.

Not a bad rooibos tea, the fruit adds a nice touch of sweetness. My husband thought it tasted nutty (I don’t understand that at all). Not sure I’d consider buying this but it was a pleasant experience.

I think my favourite rooibos from Davids is still Jessie’s Tea.

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I got a bit of nuttiness as well! I think it’s from the rooibos base, even though it’s green rooibos :)

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i know it’s weird but there is something about the dried fruit part of this tea that i don’t like. or maybe it’s just the whole tea that i don’t like.

but i think i DO like green rooibos because the three lemon green rooibos i have is one of my favorites. i guess i’d just rather eat my dried mango and papaya on the side.

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52 tasting notes

Mmmm this is a great dessert tea. Tastes exactly like peaches and cream! This is one of my favourite rooibos teas. It’s a bit sweet for me, perhaps next time I will use a bit less. I definitely need to try this one iced next time!

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Bleh, I wish it tasted like peaches & cream to me….


Maybe yours didn’t have enough papaya, mango, and apple? That’s too bad yours didn’t turn out :(


Perhaps. I really didn’t much like it the last time I had it! I have a bit more; I should see how it tastes now.


I hope the last bit turns out! Maybe it’s just not for you

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The last of my sample of Green and Fruity, prepared iced with rock sugar.

Very nice, more of a brighter fruit taste and the papaya comes out really nicely. Iced, the rooibos takes the background (yay!).

IMO, better iced. Pretty nice tea, but I’m not going to order more of it as its not wow’n me – but I will put myself on lookout for other good papaya teas.


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1473 tasting notes

I love this tea. It’s fruity and creamy and just sweet enough for me. My wife thinks it’s too sweet, but it was one of the first DTs that my brother said I had to try if I hadn’t already. (Silly boy…of course I’ve had it before!) So I guess my family just runs a bit sweeter than hers ;). Anyhoo, I prefer this one in the summer, nice and cold….mmm. It’s so incredibly refreshing. But the wife and I are still really enjoying the ritual of sharing a pot of tea every morning…though I suspect we’ll be sharing our tea tomorrow evening, as we both have to get at work early. I’m opening it in the morning, though! Too many people are quick to review their teas and announce the daily tea from the advent calendar. I like the surprise, darn it!

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This is one of the few that I don’t have and haven’t tried in the calendar. I really enjoyed it today. And I think there is enough left for 3 more cups. I think I need to buy this one.

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749 tasting notes

I smell that familiar “alcohol” scent I’ve been finding with the rooibos. Not good. I picked up some Green Rooibos from Davids and have yet to try it. Hopefully I’ll enjoy that one.

Perhaps if I add some honey to these different rooibos I’m trying it would help?

This one would be delicious were it not for that bizarre “alcohol” taste. Does anyone know what that is/had a similar experience? I didn’t find much information when I googled it.


Not alcohol per se but to me rooibos always tastes like medicine. I haven’t found a way to disguise the taste yet. Some blends are better than others at masking it.


How long do you steep for? I usually do 5 mins for all my rooibos and i haven’t noticed anything like that, I might not pay attention enough to the rooibos smell though :)


I have been doing 4 minutes MissLena12 for fear of over-steeping it. Yes perhaps more medicinal Nicole. It’s really bothering me because I can taste the good tastes underneath but that is ruining it for me. The only ones I can handle thus far have been Orange Blossom and Alpine Punch. But one cup is more than enough, after that the scent turns me off.


Hmm interesting, well I saw you enjoyed the plain green at least, so maybe it’s a flavoring clash of some sort, happy you liked the plain! It’s very fresh and different but good :D

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blended with bamboozled. Still trying to use up all of my teas before teavana opens in a couple weeks. SO i used up my green and fruity and i have a little bit of bambooled left.
These two teas actually taste really nice together. Nice and smooth! Aewsome! Happy Thanksgiving (to those in Canada) and good night!

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I love my new Takeya Iced Tea Pitcher (bought from David’s Tea b/c it was cheaper than Amazon!) I mean, this is rooibos. Notorious for escaping all infusers. And yet, I cold brewed in the Takeya, hoping for the best… BAM! Checked it out this morning and it was perfect! No little particles had made it past the mesh infuser. All was good in the world.

Sadly… I wasn’t able to let this steep as long as I should have. Because of my schedule, I could have either let it steep for 7-8 hours or for 34. I find that rooibos gets syrupy-sweet when oversteeped, so I took it out after about 8 hours. It’s weak. Not a whole lot of flavor in this pitcher.

However, a few months ago, I cold brewed some of this (in a mason jar – this was before the Takeya) and let it steep for just over 12 hours. It was awesome.

So this failure was on me; not the tea. And certainly not the Takeya.


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