This is a fun tea – it would be perfect for a tea party with kids. The dry blend is textured and colorful with a strong tangy smell. Watching it steep is the best part, the red pieces ooze a vivid magenta trail of color as they sink to the bottom. It does have a bit of sediment, but that’s to be expected from a rooibos tea. As for the flavor, it’s rather punchy to start: tart, with a lot of sourness coming from the apple. The citrus flavors are more subdued and the whole thing fades to a delightful sugar coated fruit flavor. I’m not super into fruity tea, or sweet teas, but this has a nice cooling effect. Sip it slowly, the tea gets more concentrated as you go, and the tartness builds on itself – drink it too fast and you’ll completely miss the subtle sweet notes at the end. This is one that changes a lot depending on what pieces you get in each cup- mine seems to have a lot more apple in it than anything else.
Flavors: Apple Skins, Citrus, Dried Fruit, Sour, Sweet, Tangy, Tropical