Review of Dragonfly Earl Grey Rooibos Tea

Now I’m a girl who loves her cups of tea especially earl grey tea. I have been doing really well in reducing my caffeine intake. Sometimes those cups of earl grey can lead me a little astray. I was recently taking part in a tea hour chat on Twitter when somebody suggested that I try Dragonfly’s earl grey rooibos tea. So I found a packet in my local supermarket and popped it into my basket to try.
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I liked the simplicity to the packaging of this tea. The white box with a purple circle with a white dragon fly inside. The tea is described as having a fragrant finest oil of bergamot. Onto the ingredients list, premium grade rooibos and natural oil of bergamot are listed. There are no allergens listed and there is no may contain warning.
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I opened the packet and was immediately greeted by a delightful aroma that I recognised as rooibos. It was slightly more intense than other everyday rooibos teas that I have previously tried. The aroma was smoky and slightly grassy with a faint undertone of bergamot noted. I was a little disappointed with this. I love the bergamot aroma that you get from earl grey tea and I had hoped that this would be a little stronger. So onto my close up sniff test. The smokiness from the rooibos intensified on my close up sniff test with the faint undertone bergamot remaining the same. This aroma weakened on sniffing an individual teabag but was still present. I placed my teabag into my teacup and added freshly brewed hot water. I was soon hit with the aroma that I associate with rooibos. This tea appeared to be more smoky compared to other everyday rooibos teas that I have tried. I left the tea to infuse as instructed. The smokiness aroma remained the same but the subtle undertone of grassiness and bergamot became more apparent. This remained the same on the close up sniff test. On sipping the tea my taste buds immediately got hit by its smokiness intermingled with a hint of grassiness. This was proceeded by a citrusy undertone from the bergamot. All three elements worked really well together. I sometimes personally find some rooibos teas too strong but the flavour of this tea was subtle and not overpowering which was just right for me. It made for a nice comforting and refreshing tea. In fact it is one of the nicest everyday rooibos teas that I have tried. It made a great alternative as a caffeine free version of my beloved earl grey tea.
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So would I recommend this rooibos tea? Yes I would as it is a delightful rooibos tea with delicate bergamot aroma and flavour intermingled within it. So thank you Dargonfly for producing a nice tea that I can enjoy.

30 Comments

  1. March 7, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Where did you get it from?

    • March 7, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Hi I think it was Waitrose but have seen it other supermarkets as well.

      • March 7, 2017 / 8:06 pm

        I’ve always loved the smell of Earl Grey. Sounds like the best of both worlds. I’ll take a look. Thank you for the recommendation.

        • March 7, 2017 / 8:26 pm

          No problem I hope you can find some to try.

  2. March 8, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Sounds great! I’m not a tea drinker but my husband is, I will have to look this up! #bestandworst

    • March 8, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Hi, it’s worth trying if he likes rooibos or earl grey. A great caffeine free alternative, C.

  3. March 8, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I am not a big tea drinker but this sounds lovely!
    #bestandworst

    • March 8, 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Hi, it sure is and no doubt I will be buying another packet soon. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  4. March 9, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Returning from #brilliantblogposts

    • March 9, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to read my latest tea review, C.

  5. March 13, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Ohhh this sounds like really good tea! I really want to try and expand my tea choices from the generic breakfast tea so I’ll go and give this a try!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • March 13, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Hi, it’s worth giving it a try rooibos has an acquired flavour but I love it, Chloe.

  6. March 13, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I love rooibos tea! This sounds like a great variation!

    • March 13, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Hi, it sure is best of both worlds for me.

  7. March 17, 2017 / 7:16 am

    This sounds lovely. I love both Earl Grey and Rooibos but have never tried them combined. Will have to give it a try! 🙂 #sharingthebloglove

    • March 17, 2017 / 7:24 am

      Hi, the combination works really well together so worth giving this tea a try. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  8. March 17, 2017 / 10:39 am

    This sounds like a really nice twist on rooibos – I’m really intrigued by the combination. I’m not a fan of rooibos normally, but I do like Earl Grey, so I wonder whether this might convert me! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • March 17, 2017 / 5:22 pm

      Hi, rooibos can be an acquired taste a bit like earl grey. The combination worked really well together and being caffeine free is always a bonus.

  9. March 18, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I feel like I am going to learn so much about tea from your posts! I’m not very adventurous when it comes to tea so its great to discover a new one that I havent heard of that you think is worth recommending. Definitely one that I will look out for and maybe even pick up one day 🙂 Great post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

    • March 19, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Hi, I hope you find my tea reviews helpful and maybe encourage to try some alternative teas. Rooibos is a great tea that has the bonus of being caffeine free.

  10. amindfulgeek
    March 20, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    This tea sounds super nice. I really enjoy tea way more than coffee. Especially decaf. Caffeine does the worst things to my anxiety. Thanks for the review! #bigpinklink

    • March 20, 2017 / 6:12 pm

      Hi, yes this is a great caffeine free tea to try especially if you like your rooibos, Chloe.

  11. March 20, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I’ll be honest and say I don’t like tea. It’s my mum’s fault it made her feel sick when she was pregnant with me and she only drank coffee, which I love. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • March 21, 2017 / 7:29 am

      Oh no I can understand why your mum doesn’t drink tea now. I think that I would be the same 😊.

  12. March 21, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I think it must have been well over a year since my last cup of earl grey! How has it been so long! Shall be purchasing some of the big shop this week! Thanks for reminding me how delicious they are!!! #TwinklyTuesday

    • March 21, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Gosh that’s a long time without earl grey I struggle with one day. I hope you enjoy it.

  13. agentspitback
    March 21, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I love Rooibos and I haven’t heard of this combination of flavours before but sounds something that I would take to. I am going to my local supermarket and look for it. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

    • March 22, 2017 / 5:58 pm

      The combination of flavours work really well together and it’s a great way to have. Caffeine free earl grey tea. I hope you find some to try.

  14. March 25, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I am very boring with tea – it’s the usual stuff or nothing! I remember an old colleague of mine always drinking this though! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • March 25, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Nothing wrong with being boring if you like the tea. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

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