Sweet Desert Delight (herbal tea)

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Sweet Desert Delight

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  • 5.0 oz Tin $26.95
  • 0.5 oz Sample $3.95
  • 2.0 oz Pouch $11.95
  • 8.0 oz Pouch Out of stock
  • 1.0 lb Pouch $54.95
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Sweet Desert Delight, Another Zhi Signature Blend that takes flavor to new heights.

We blend our organic red rooibos (pron. "roy-bos"), coconut pieces, cacao nibs, anise pods, cinnamon, safflowers and stevia leaf to create a world-class organic taste sensation.

This is truly an oasis for the senses. Relish in the heady aroma of the steeping brew.

Inhale deeply. Pour a mug. Savor. Imbibe. Repeat. Indulge. Relax!

No sugar and no caffeine. Naturally sweet and healthy; from Zhi to you.

2.0 oz Pouch $11.95 - 30 servings 40¢ per cup | 5 oz Tin $26.95 - 75 servings 36¢ per cup

AKA Sweet Dessert Delight; Sweet Thai Delight; Red Thai Delight; Red Tea, Red Bush, Bacon Narwhal (reddit joke)

Customer Reviews

  1. March 20, 2014 Review by Deborah

    I got a free sample of this tea, which was very kind of Zhi Tea. While I like red rooibos, I don't like coconut, I dislike the taste of anise, and the tea was sweeter than I care for. So this wasn't a good taste match for me. I can see why it's a popular tea, though. It contains: red rooibos, coconut, cacao nibs, cinnamon, anise pods, stevia leaf, safflowers, and coconut flavor.

  2. October 26, 2013 Review by Heather

    I tried a sample of this with three different people, and unfortunately since I'm on a medication called Topamax that affects the taste of certain things I could not properly enjoy this, but I did notice for me it tasted strongly of medicine-y cough syrup which we think was due to the Topamax reacting to the safflowers or perhaps the stevia leaf. My two friends who are not on Topamax enjoyed it very much and did not notice any medicinal taste at all - I asked them to be sure as I always do whenever something like this occurs.

    So just a word of warning to anyone who might be on a medication that's known to sometimes change flavors (albeit usually associated with sodas and other products) that it might be best to try a sample first to make sure.

    I'm rating it a 5 regardless based on the feedback my friends (one of whom isn't fond of tea, but loved this) gave me. It's only too bad my medication did not seem to like it as much as they did. :)

  3. September 28, 2011 Review by Shannon

    My first experience with Sweet Desert Delight was accompanied by the most flavorful, tender almond crossaint from La Boite French pastry trailer. Ummm. I cant wait to get more of this rich, mildly sweet, flavorful treat.

  4. December 21, 2009 Review by TheDarkSparks

    This was a wonderful, full-bodied tea. The anise really kicks it up in later steepings, but the flavour stays great. This tea has a great mouth feel, and is perfect for a chilly evening in.

  5. August 17, 2009 Review by John

    Complex, sweet, different, but not a favorite. Has a medicinal tinge that turns me off. I can see why it won some awards, though. Worth the sample!

  6. July 18, 2009 Review by JAS

    Awesome! First tried this at the Austin Farmer's Market downtown. We love this tea. For non-caffeine drinkers, rooibos is the way to go. The blend you guys make is fantastic. Well, done. I don't think I will ever use another product for ice tea again. You rock the house.

  7. May 25, 2009 Review by Hannah

    This tea is from heaven. Nothing compares.

  8. May 23, 2009 Review by Tara

    Absolutely Jae. I know how you feel. I just got mine and breathed a sigh of relief.

  9. May 15, 2009 Review by Jae

    Dying for my new batch of Sweet Dezzie.

  10. May 10, 2009 Review by John

    So sweet and delightful. Maybe that's why they named it so.

  11. May 6, 2009 Review by Nick

    Thanks ZHI! LOVE IT!

  12. May 2, 2009 Review by Rachel

    A great food pairing tea. I used to with interioir Mexican cuisine last night and people really enjoyed it.

  13. April 29, 2009 Review by Amy R.

    my favorite tea, bar none

  14. April 16, 2009 Review by Susan

    Fantastic tea and I can serve it (and do) to my mom who has Type II diabetes. Which is a great thing.

  15. February 22, 2009 Review by Jason D.

    This is so darn beautiful, I am mesmerized.

  16. February 21, 2009 Review by Lilian


  17. February 5, 2009 Review by Julie

    No caffeine, no sugar, totally indulgent. Hell yeah, I am IN!

  18. January 28, 2009 Review by Ray

    Family favorite at the Davies household.

  19. January 5, 2009 Review by jill

    Very satisfying hearbal tisane with an incredible mouth feel.

  20. December 27, 2008 Review by Colleen P.

    Merry Christmas! We just ogt a gift of Zhi Tea and the Sweet Desert Delight is out of this world. Thank yoU!

  21. December 6, 2008 Review by jacquelyn

    I served this tea at a dinner party last week, and my guests, who are all tea drinkers and foodies, responded with a great amount of enthusiasm. "where in god's name did you get this?' was kind of how it went. Thank you, we are truly enjoying it.

  22. December 6, 2008 Review by Julianne

    We have this at yoga here in Colorado Springs, every Sunday. It is our new ritual. It actually brings people to class.

  23. December 4, 2008 Review by Lance

    Lance=total addict of this tea.

  24. December 1, 2008 Review by Florence

    Thank you for the lovely tea I got this as a gift for mom and now I'm the talk of the family

  25. November 30, 2008 Review by Roger S.

    Than k you for a wonderful tea. Nice and sweet without being cloying in any way.

  26. November 19, 2008 Review by Jacob F.


  27. October 31, 2008 Review by Gwen

    Delightful Sweet, coconutty, Like a really good cake, in tea form.

  28. September 30, 2008 Review by Cyrstal

    Can you send me 10 pounds and I'll owe ya?

  29. September 9, 2008 Review by Edith

    This is the most gorgeous tea to smell and look at I have ever witnessed. And it tastes great!

  30. August 19, 2008 Review by Bobby A.

    I want to give this tea 1000 stars.

  31. June 26, 2008 Review by Russ

    The best tea in the freaking world. Sweet Dessert Delight 10 out of 5

  32. June 8, 2008 Review by Jean

    Great tea!

  33. April 21, 2008 Review by bryan

    Lovely rooi blend. Coconut and cacao. Sweet and satisfying.

  34. April 16, 2008 Review by Alison

    YUMMMMMMMM This would make a perfect gift for anyone

  35. April 9, 2008 Review by Derek M.

    Good tea for special times.

  36. March 3, 2008 Review by Rachel

    This is hands down the most amazing tea I have eve had. We are all raving about it here in SF.

  37. February 7, 2008 Review by Lawrence

    We love this tea blend Thank you!

  38. February 2, 2008 Review by mathew

    Another fine brew to send off to friends and family

  39. January 24, 2008 Review by H.

    I concur It is soooooooo goooood.

  40. January 13, 2008 Review by Jean


  41. January 12, 2008 Review by Glenn J.

    I went through a pound of this in three weeks. You have created a monster. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  42. January 10, 2008 Review by Javier R.

    A good after dinner tea.

  43. December 22, 2007 Review by Dawn

    This tea is a bit too sweet for me.

  44. December 10, 2007 Review by Cecilia

    Divine tea

  45. November 27, 2007 Review by Rich D.

    Killer tea

  46. November 27, 2007 Review by Kevin

    Love this one. What makes it so sweet?

  47. September 27, 2007 Review by Amber

    Just a touch too sweet for me, but still good.

  48. September 22, 2007 Review by Felicia

    meh. tastes like a christmas cookie. I don't like coconut really.

  49. September 9, 2007 Review by Jamie

    My first tea from zhi and I think I hit the jackpot.

  50. August 31, 2007 Review by Diane

    I cannot believe I am drinking somehting so unbelievably delicious. I got a free sample. I would have paid 10 dollars for it had I known it was so good.

  51. August 24, 2007 Review by Faye

    Wow. This one, I swea, is my favorite!

  52. August 21, 2007 Review by Nathan

    Very good!

  53. August 18, 2007 Review by Sam

    A delighful combination of flavors. You can barely get the anise, but it is there and the cacao just adds a great touch.

  54. August 18, 2007 Review by Jason C.

    I like this better hot than on ice, but it is still faboo.

  55. July 30, 2007 Review by Diana

    Good, but I'm not a coconut fan.

Water: 208°F | Leaves: 1 tsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 4 - 5 minutes

Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don't over-boil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be re-steeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don't throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Red tea (Rooibos/Red Bush) has been researched a great deal over the last few years. Results indicate that Rooibos has the highest levels of antioxidants of all infused beverages. Higher in fact than Green Tea.

As such, it displays the highest anti-aging properties. Along with the fact that it is 100% caffeine-free, well you can enjoy this delicious cup anytime of day.
Rooibos plant grows only near the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. It was first noted by botanist Carl Humberg in 1772.

A century later, Benjamin Ginsberg, a Russian immigrant, realized its marketing potential, and in 1904 began offering it as an herbal substitute to tea.

The difficulty of shipping tea during the Second World War had boosted demand for Rooibos, which began to be referred to as Red Bush Tea, or simply Red Tea.

In Japan, Rooibos is believed to aid longevity, and is known as Long Life Tea.

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