I had another cup of this to reinforce that i’m not crazy about it. Thankfully that makes a sipdown since the rest of off to Cavocorax, as i forgot to include a sample of this in our last exchange mwahahahaha
“I had another cup of this to reinforce that i’m not crazy about it. Thankfully that makes a sipdown since the rest of off to Cavocorax, as i forgot to include a sample of this in our last exchange...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown (134)! Thank you so much Scheherazade for the sample; I honestly believed I’d probably never get to try another new RiverTea blend, and this was a delightful surprise from your swap...” Read full tasting note
“Sadly, this didn’t work as well as a cold brew as I’d hoped. I used my usual ratio of 2 tbsp leaf to 2 litres of water, into the fridge for around 10 hours overnight. It was very woody and slightly...” Read full tasting note
“Backlog from last night. Thanks Sil! I threw this in the fridge last night to cold steep it and this is good, although I think I’m less fond of rooibos. But the vanilla and fruit are nice. I’m...” Read full tasting note
Have you ever dreamt of a lifelong barefoot party on a white Pacific beach? Bring that dream a little closer with this Rooibos Tropical Dream blend. Every sip will make you feel the refreshing waves and hot sandy shores of the tropics. Juicy, fresh pineapple chunks are blended in an exotic twist with wonderfully subtle vanilla bits, all covered in the dulcet, soft savor of rooibos. This medley is then lovely complemented with exquisite mango and papaya bits, and delicate white coconut flakes. This blend is rich in vitamins and minerals, a cocktail of fruits that will leave your mind and body so refreshed and energized, feeling as if you’d just been washed by the ocean’s waves.
Ingredients: Rooibos Tea, Pineapple bits, Papaya bits, Flavourings, Mango bits, Coconut flakes, Rose blossom leaves, Sunflower blossoms, Jasmine blossoms, Vanilla bits, Cornflower blossoms, Safflowers.
100°C/212°F 1 tsp 5-8 min
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Thank you so much Scheherazade for the sample; I honestly believed I’d probably never get to try another new RiverTea blend, and this was a delightful surprise from your swap package!
I cold brewed my sample, and then took it to work to drink without having read the ingredients prior – I wanted to do a true blind tasting of it. I’ll admit it was very hard to reach a conclusion for what the flavor was though; mostly I tasted super sweet vanilla and the woody rooibos base and even a little bit of a medicinal note; the fruit flavours itself were so muddled and generic. I couldn’t even use the dry leaf to help guess because the only ‘fruit pieces’ were little cubes of candied fruit that could have been a ton of different fruits.
I finished off all 25 oz. and I did enjoy it; the flavour was nice even if it wasn’t all that distinct. My final guess probably would have been vanilla, mango, papaya and possibly peach. I’ve now looked at the ingredients and I got 3/5 – Vanilla, Mango, and Papaya. The ones I missed were coconut and pineapple; and thinking back I can sort of see how the coconut would have merged in with the vanilla and been subtly present but I definitely don’t think there was any presence of pineapple flavour.
Overall, I liked this but didn’t love it. However, I’m still so, so grateful I got to try it because RiverTea was one of my favourite companies and I definitely wanted to be able to try as many of their blends as possible.
Sadly, this didn’t work as well as a cold brew as I’d hoped. I used my usual ratio of 2 tbsp leaf to 2 litres of water, into the fridge for around 10 hours overnight. It was very woody and slightly medicinal in flavour (100% rooibos, basically), with hardly a hint of the tropical fruit flavours I’d hoped would show up well. Definitely one I’ll be finishing off hot!
I really like this! Thank you Sil for sharing as this is one I overlooked each time I checked RiverTea’s site (which is often). I imagined it would be more Pina Coladaesque I suppose, or maybe I feared the coconut might get a bit lotiony like it tends to do in rooibos teas but this is just a nice, juicy, tropical tea. Very, very good.