DAVIDsTea’s Jasmine Rooibos | Tea Review

by Tea in Spoons

After drinking a handful of caffeinated teas, I was craving a tisane and this blend sounded like a nice relaxing afternoon sip.

Description: “A classic jasmine flavour with a pinch of citrus and floral orange blossom.”

Instructions: 1-2 Perfect spoonful | 475 ml (16 oz) of 95℃/200℉ water | 4-5 minutes

Review: While I have staples teas that I constantly gravitate towards, every so often I enter a phase where all I want are tisanes or herbal teas. So, the last time I ordered from DAVIDsTEA, my picks reflected that!

I choose this blend because it looked fun and vibrant from the pictures on the DAVIDsTEA website. The dry blend was floral mixture of red rose petals, white hibiscus buds, blue cornflower blossoms, lime green lemongrass with apple pieces and rooibos. It smelled fruity, floral, and citrus with dominating smells of roses and orange blooms.

I brewed this tisane with 1 Perfect Spoonful in a 16 oz DAVIDsTEA’s Perfect Mug (Mug gifted by DAVIDsTEA) using 95℃ water for 4 to 5 minutes. After brewing, the liquor was a clear yellow orange with a few floating specks of the tisane at the top. When the water first hit the dry blend, there was sweet fruity bubblegum, floral, and citrus smell. Regardless of 4 or 5 minutes, the flavour of the blend remained fairly constant. It had an overall bubblegum sweet citrus flavour. It had notes of orange blossoms, earthy rooibos, rose, lemongrass, and citrus. The jasmine was very faint and barely detectable. The liquor left the mouth feeling dry. The wet blend smelled mostly of citrus and orange blossoms.

Regardless of how I brewed it, the liquor tasted mostly of orange blossoms and citrus. I ended up looking at the ingredients and the blend contains only natural jasmine flavouring. As a last-ditch attempt, I paired the tisane with a mango sponge cake as a snack. It was a nice refreshing combo, but the dominating note was still citrus. Overall, the herbal tea wasn’t bad, and a nice afternoon sip, but it wasn’t the “classic jasmine” flavour I was expecting (3/5 rating).

  • Type: Herbal, rooibos
  • Origin: Unknown
  • Caffeine: Caffeine-free
  • Ingredients: Apple, green and red rooibos, lemongrass, natural jasmine flavouring, white hibiscus buds, rose petals, orange blossoms, marigold blossoms, cornflower blossoms
  • Company: DAVIDsTEA

The question of the post: What foods do you like pairing with tisanes?

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