Category: Rooibos
Tea Company: TeaFrog (website)
Ingredients: Rooibos, Lemongrass, Cornflowers
Vendor Suggested Preparation: 1 tsp/cup, 100 C, 5-6 minutes

Rooibos, in my bizarre tea-description vernacular, is the sensory equivalent of a favorite faded and ratty flannel shirt. My favorite rooibos add-ins are gentle comfort flavors like chocolate, vanilla, almond, and cream. Since lemongrass is a nice, gentle tisane on its own, I reasoned it would be a nice blend-in for rooibos, prompting my sample cup of TeaFrog’s Kalahari Flavored Rooibos.

I followed the vendor prep suggestions, leaning toward the six minute mark for steeping time. The first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful red-gold velvet color of the finished cup. The first thing that caught my taste buds was the citrus–not only the lemongrass, but the hint of lime flavoring mentioned on the TeaFrog website.

Instead of blending smoothly and unobtrusively, the citrus and rooibos flavors do sort of a tap dance on your tongue, hitting your senses separately all the way down. This is a pleasant combination that would be enjoyable to citrus lovers looking for an herbal alternative to flavored black tea.

You can purchase the Kalahari Flavoured Rooibos Tea directly from the TeaFrog website.

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