A Review of TeaFrog's Love Rooibos
The name makes me curious. Why would a tea be called Love? Aside from
being TeaFrog's most popular rooibos blend (imply that people love it), I
couldn't figure out the reason for the name. So, taking this initial
assumption in hand, I had high hopes for this tea. Opening the package, I
placed my nose at the opening and was assailed by a myriad of aromas,
not the least of which smelled like the Fig Newton cookies I enjoyed as a
child. It was different, yet delicious smelling.
The boiling of the water teases me as the scent of the dry rooibos
wafts from the open teapot to my nose. Clock-watching begins as the time
ticks toward zero...and toward tea time! Three teaspoons, two cups of
water, and six minutes later I was ready to enjoy this aromatic treat.
The package says to steep for 5-6 minutes, and I chose the upper end as I
like my rooibos strong.
And strong it was! Wow, this tea brewed up a dark red, almost muddy
complexioned. The ingredients are well balanced, as I can definitely
smell the red rooibos in amongst all the other ingredients. It has
almost a spicy aroma to it now. Taking my first (big) sip, the subtly
fruity liquor, with a tinge of spice (possibly from the orange peel),
flows quickly and easily over the tongue. The flavour is well balanced
between the rooibos and the additions. This tea definitely leaves one
eagerly wanting to take the next sip. While it seems to have a light
mouthfeel, the tea leaves a strong aftertaste of the non-rooibos
ingredients. It really is quite a delicious blend and seems to be a tea
that one would enjoy on a cold day, as the other ingredients combine
with the rooibos to create a brew that warms the body and mind. Sadly,
more descriptive words fail me as I'm lost in the tasty flavour of this
tea. I give it 75/100 on my personal enjoyment scale.
TeaFrog's Love Rooibos can be purchased from the TeaFrog website, here.
Photo credit to TeaFrog.com.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.