This is my first cup of tea whilst at work. Yes, it’s been that kind of day.
And, of course, after it got brewed and ready I had to go to a meeting. Luckily, this tea is still good lukewarm.
“I made some of this earlier today as an iced tea, But I think I actually prefer it hot with some soymilk. It is better than I remember it, so I bumped the rating up a bit today. I think perhaps the...” Read full tasting note
“Ahhhh….now this is great tea! I’ve been really impressed with the teas I’ve sampled (thanks to *Jaime) from RoT’s Raw Green Bush line. This tea smells heavenly, sweet coconut water with plantains....” Read full tasting note
“AWESOME! This is really good. The plantain tastes a lot like banana – but not quite… it has a starchier flavor – this is very true to a plantain taste… or at least, true to what I remember a...” Read full tasting note
“Today is one of those days I am hurting so badly, I am unable to brew some tea. Thank God for tea bags! It is just that kind of day. This tea is starting to give a smile to my morning :-) I have a...” Read full tasting note
Smooth and mellow raw green rooibos makes an ideal base for a traditional island duo – sweet plantain banana with a touch of fragrant coconut.
Low in tannins, it’s like a vacation in a cup — hot or iced.
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I really like this combination of plantain, coconut and green rooibos. I enjoy green rooibos, but don’t have many blends that feature it. The scent of this tea is of sweet plantain. It reminds me a little bit of banana baby food — mushy, creamy, strangely comforting. Sipping… there is a very nice balance of plantain and coconut here. The coconut adds a rather tangy note to the otherwise sweet and starchy plantain. The rooibos gives the cup a lovely freshness.
I’ve noticed that I have to be in the mood for this particular blend, but it’s delicious & really hits the spot when I do drink it.
Mmm…banana. I don’t usually like banana flavored things unless the flavor comes directly from bananas. It usually ends up tasting too fake. This tea however seems to do it right. Lovely fruity banana with a somehow tangy fruity coconut. Very tasty. I also enjoy this green rooibos base. Light and green and refreshing. This is a great cold tea.
Cold brewed overnight in a mug of water. Convenient and tasty. Thank you, TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some!
Today is coconut day. I made beans with coconut. Now I grabbed this wonderful tea! I received this in a swap from QueenofTarts. Thank you so much! I received a lot of bags of this.
The liquor was a dark yellow green. It smells SO FRICKIN DELICIOUS! The sweet and starchy scent reminds me very much of slightly sweetened plantains and coconut. I have never tried green rooibos plain, so I’m going to make it a point to try it plain one day. Anyhow, this flavored rooibos left me in awe. The coconut is but a hint, but it is there. It tastes real. The plantains taste real too. I felt like I was biting into a sweetened plantain. Man I miss eating sweetened plantains. I can’t seem to make it right here.
RAVE – this herbal rocks! I need this in my life.
Man this tea smells awesome; it’s all banana-y and coconut-y. I think I need to steep the teabag longer because the flavour is a little weak, but I love the tropical, fruity flavours in this cuppa. The rooibos flavour is barely there, providing a good, solid background to the other flavour notes.
Thank you for sharing the bounty with me, Jaime!
I do not like banana flavored teas and I’m not a fan of coconut- but since a really under-ripe banana takes like cucumber, I’m hoping that’s what plantain tastes like in tea.
1 bag/8oz water/11min
Nope I was wrong. A strong banana type flavor w/ coconut coming in second w/ a solid but smooth green bush base. I personal “meh…” to me, but a must try for anyone that enjoys banana and/or coconut teas. Would probably be good as a latTEA.
My past experience with green rooibos hasn’t been so good. I adore red rooibos, but the green…well, the green never tasted nearly as good. In spite of all that, I have been wanting to try this tea fora long while, mostly because it has gotten such good reviews and after all, it IS still rooibos.
I admit I expected not to like this, as I have not liked the other green rooibos teas I’ve tried in the past.
I was not prepared to LOVE this tea. Wow this is good! I have no idea what plantain tastes like, but this tea has a banana flavor that is noticeable but gentle. The coconut is not so prominent, but a hint of flavor mixed with the green rooibos base.
Green rooibos has been redeemed :)
I first bought this tea a year ago and I now buy it in the bulk bag. It’s fantastic iced, and I can easily drink an entire pitcher of this tea a day in the summer.
This green rooibos tea has a light fresh flavor with a slight sweetness from the plantain, and there’s a lovely coconut finish. Plantain and coconut are an obvious winning combination. This may be my all time favorite iced tea.