Tea is so much more than just a warm drink. It's also much more than just a warm drink with potential benefits. Each tea is different, and sometimes so different you won't find another one like it. There's a lot going on in Sobre, a very unusual blend of green tea, red rooibos and eucalyptus.
What's in Sobre?
Sobre is hard to define. It's a green tea with mint, but then again, it has nothing in common with other green teas with mint. It's a rooibos tea with eucalyptus, but it also has nothing to do with regular rooibos teas. Sobre is blended with red rooibos tea, Chinese jasmine green tea, peppermint, eucalyptus, freeze-dried strawberries, mallow flowers, blue cornflowers and natural flavouring.
It's a colourful blend that smells unique. Scent is very intense, deep, sweet, with hints of earthy rooibos and incredible eucalyptus freshness. If you love the scent of eucalyptus, you'll love the scent of this tea, too. Eucalyptus is not that common in tea blends, which is quite a shame, as it smells incredibly uplifting and soothing. It's mostly used for respiratory problems, but it may provide many other benefits, including antimicrobial and antioxidant properties (1).
What does Sobre taste like?
Even though this blend contains green tea, it mostly a herbal blend with ingredients that can be steeped in boiling water. Use one teaspoon of tea leaves and steep in freshly boiled water for 2-3 minutes. It won't become bitter even if you over-steep it.
Although the scent of dry leaves is intense, the flavour of this tea is quite the opposite. Flavour is light, earthy, with a touch of jasmine green tea, and a subtle and delicate fruitiness lingering in the background. There's also an incredibly fresh aftertaste from the eucalyptus. Red rooibos is a wonderful choice for all these flavours, as it gives a strong and deep base for layering all other flavours.
This is not a peppermint tea even though it has a minty freshness. It's not a fruit tea even though it has a light fruity sweetness. It's not a jasmine tea, and it's not a rooibos tea. It's a wonderfully refreshing, deep but light herbal blend. Sobre is a very light, very easy to drink tea that offers an instant refreshment.
Even if you are not a fan of strong mint teas, strong rooibos teas, strong jasmine teas, you will probably like this blend. It's one of those teas you'd imagine sipping on a spa day to freshen up and relax. There's no bitterness either. It's not a sweet tea, but it feels sweet. It doesn't need any sweeteners, and in fact, if feels like adding some may actually ruin the tea.If you do need to make it sweeter, try it with a lighter honey.
Water or milk? Water.
Day or night? Day or night.
Hot or iced? Hot or iced.
Sweetened or pure? Pure or with a teaspoon of honey.
Caffeine? Yes, but very little.
What's the price? Starting from 4.75 GBP.
Where to buy? Get it from Biscuit & Brew website.