Welcome to September! Today's review branches off tea and enters the world of rooibos, again. DavidsTea's Alpine Punch is a seasonal offering, first released in late 2014, but now coming to Built from Ink and Tea for your review enjoyment.
Brimming with ingredients that one might likely find in cookies, Alpine Punch contains such things as coconut, apple, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, almond, and more. The aromas of the dry mix are heavily focused on coconut with some spicy notes on the edges. Just a touch of floral is in the smell, due to the addition of rose blossoms.
Two teaspoons of rooibos mixture, boiled water, and seven minutes of steep time produce a rich, reddish cup, murky from the oils of some of the ingredients. Almond and rooibos are the primary scents coming from the liquid, but my first taste explodes with the flavors of coconut and almond. Definitely punch-like, when combined with the rooibos! The aftertaste is juicy, and the overall flavors are sweet, though verging on cloying.
On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate this rooibos an 80/100. It is good and very punch-y, but the flavors just seem to coat the mouth in a way that gets unpleasant after a while.
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DavidsTea's Alpine Punch is available from their website, here and in DavidsTea retail stores.
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