Monday, July 14, 2008

A Taste of South Africa

I've had the pleasure of sampling several varieties of tea-infused jams and jellies over the years (Marmalady's remains my favorite brand), but over the weekend I came upon a new one at a T.J. Maxx store in Marietta. It's called Rooibos Spread, Tea You Can Spread, and it's made by The Original Rooibos Jam Company in Killarney Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.

I like rooibos tea a lot, but frankly I wasn't expecting this "spread" (which I would call a "jelly") to taste exactly like it, but it did! I spread some of it on a croissant, and it was quite delicious. There were other varieties, including one with chilies, but I decided classic rooibos was a safe bet, and I'm glad I got it. I wonder if we'll be seeing more treats flavored with rooibos tea.

But enough of that! I know you're wondering who won the teapot tape measure, right? Well, I was going to be a tightwad and give away just one of them, but then I read Teresa's highly creative rhyming entry, and I found myself thinking "Wow, she ought to win a prize just in honor of that poem!" That's when it hit me that it would really be fun to give away all four of the extras! So, the random number generator has selected Linda, Michele P. and Hi'lesha -- and I have unrandomly chosen Teresa. So, if the four of you will send your snail mail addresses to, your prizes will be in the mail. Enjoy!


  1. Hi Anglela, The jelly sounds interesting. I have not tasted that "tea" so I am not sure what the flavor would be like. But I know a south african woman here in Asheville who told me that they drink it from the time they are toddlers - in sippy cups!

  2. Interesting find. I will be on the "lookout" for rooibos spread.

  3. Isn't it fun to find a new tea product? I have been enjoying several varieties of the Biscottea you mentioned in your blog. Thanks for posting another new tea product to try.

  4. thank you! I will be emailing you in a little while. That jelly looks delicious by the way! And it was very nice of you to award Teresa a prize for her creative entry, I am sure she will be happy that her extra effort paid off! Have a wonderful evening!

  5. well--yUm
    and BTW
    i spotted the Tea Candy you shared
    a few posts back,
    now i will have to try it...
    it was at our local import shop.
    be well!

    ~Connie :-D

  6. Congratulations to all the winners!

  7. You are very generous! I'll keep an eye out for that jam - it sounds yummy!

  8. What a great find! I MUST MUST MUST visit my local TJ Max more often!! You always find the *neatest* stuff to share. Thank you!

  9. Rooibos tea jelly! I hadn't thought of that one, but then rooibos is not one of my favorite teas. I will have to keep my eye out for it. Thanks for the tip. I am glad you still like Marmalady's too.


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