TR32 Rooibos Chilli Cherry
Type: Flavoured Red Rooibos: a mix of red rooibos, rosebuds, safflower petals, peony petals, cherry flavouring, chilli pods and carrot flakes
For tasting, 2.8 grams of tea was steeped in 140ml water at 100⁰C in a half size tasting mug for six minutes.
Infusion – aroma: a powerful wall of aroma hits you as you pour the liquor off the infusion – so cherry, so rose floral, so almondy (though there’s none in the blend). This one begs to be tasted.
Liquor – visual: a deep clear intensely burnt orange liquor colour
Liquor – taste: at first sip on the tongue this one is a pussy cat – so sweet and fruity – but begin to swallow and the chilli explodes; blasting sweet cherry taste before it. This could wake Rip Van Winkel.
Summary: this is a most powerful and unusual drink – anyone who dismisses flavoured rooibos blends as “all tasting the same” will surely change their mind after tasting Rooibos Chilli Cherry
Ingredients: Rooibos tea, rosebuds, natural flavouring, safflower petals, chilli, peony petals, carrot flakes.