African Skies

Tea type
Herbal Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Cornflower Petals, Flavour, Freeze Dried Blueberries, Green Rooibos, Sunflower Petals
Flavors
Floral, Fruity, Hay, Mango, Melon, Nectar, Sweet, Tropical, Wood, Almond, Marzipan, Mineral, Nutty, Rooibos
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 30 sec 20 oz / 600 ml

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  • “I’ve pulled this for my evening herbal. I believe one of our past volunteers at the library gave me this one, since our local coffee shop that sources TeaSource tea carries this one; I think she...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Green rooibos from the tea box! This tastes similar to other fruity green rooibos blends I’ve had from Adagio. It’s weird that this is supposed to be almond because I definitely taste fruit and not...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I think this is my last sample from my swap with Inkling. It’s always nice to see green rooibos—on the whole, I tend to prefer it to red, and I always wish it were more widely used in blends. The...” Read full tasting note
    84
  • “Thank you to Inkling for this sample! I brewed a cup of this last night before I went to bed, and then a pot this morning. -Very rooibosy, woody, minerals -Distinct marzipan/almond flavour. It...” Read full tasting note
    70

From Tea Source

This full-bodied herbal blend from South Africa is reminiscent of passionfruit, mango, and tropical flowers. Composed of green rooibos, sunflower petals, freeze-dried blueberries, flavor, and cornflower petals.

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4 Tasting Notes

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551 tasting notes

I’ve pulled this for my evening herbal. I believe one of our past volunteers at the library gave me this one, since our local coffee shop that sources TeaSource tea carries this one; I think she bought some single ounces of a few and then decided to gift them to me when she wasn’t really drinking loose leaf at home.

The steeped tea has a strong fruity aroma, highly tropical; I’m smelling mango, passionfruit, and pineapple, as well as slightly floral. The tea is a light orange color (I was surprised it was still so red since this is a green rooibos) and the flavor notes of the base is hay, wood, and floral nectar, with a fruity sweetness that moves in midsip that tastes strongly of mango, though I get a much more subtle note of sweet melon. It’s a pleasant enough cup, though I wish the flavor was a bit stronger; I don’t really have any idea how old this tea may be, so perhaps some flavor degradation is playing a factor, though. It’s quite servicable for a mango-flavored rooibos that doesn’t have any over-powering medicinal notes, as many fruity rooibos blends seem to have for me.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Hay, Mango, Melon, Nectar, Sweet, Tropical, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Green rooibos from the tea box! This tastes similar to other fruity green rooibos blends I’ve had from Adagio. It’s weird that this is supposed to be almond because I definitely taste fruit and not nuts. Hot, the flavor is more grassy, but as it cools, the sweet fruity flavor comes out, and it’s super nice. I drank it during a workout and felt extremely refreshed!

Mastress Alita

That’s one of the teas the local coffee shop in my town that actually carries a few teas (they source from TeaSource) carries, and I’m positive it is a fruit blend. I have had it during my lunch breaks at that coffee shop several times.

AJRimmer

Okay, I’m glad I’m not going crazy! The ingredient list on Steepster and other reviews were definitely confusing!

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I think this is my last sample from my swap with Inkling. It’s always nice to see green rooibos—on the whole, I tend to prefer it to red, and I always wish it were more widely used in blends. The fruit flavors here are indistinct but pleasant. This isn’t a standout, but it makes for enjoyable drinking.

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Thank you to Inkling for this sample! I brewed a cup of this last night before I went to bed, and then a pot this morning.

-Very rooibosy, woody, minerals
-Distinct marzipan/almond flavour. It reminds be a lot of African Celebration (Jeoffery’s Tea and Coffee)
-Slightly sweet and nutty
-A bit plain, but not a bad blend

Flavors: Almond, Marzipan, Mineral, Nutty, Rooibos, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 24 OZ / 700 ML

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