As fans across the world awaited the release of the blockbuster sci-fi movie, Avatar: The Way of Water, visitors to the Tokyo Disney Resort celebrated the movie with a special rooibos drink, designed to evoke a taste of Pandora.
Chefs at the resort have created exotic tastes and flavours that capture the fictional habitat of the Na’vi people. Their signature drink, which is inspired by the oceans and forests of Pandora is a mix of rooibos jelly, elderflower and passion fruit syrups, with cacao nibs sprinkled on top.
Quench your thirst the Pandoran way: This is the Pandora-inspired drink that visitors to the Tokyo Disney Resort will be able to sample during the opening week of Avatar, Way of Water. One of the exotic flavours included in this otherworldly drink is none other than our very own South African favourite, rooibos. Patrons are in for a real treat as the drink can also be lit up to reflect the wonder of Pandora.
Adele du Toit, spokesperson for the SA Rooibos Council (SARC) says Rooibos never ceases to surprise them.
“This Proudly South African product that only grows in the unique biome of the Cederberg of the Western Cape has now also captured the imagination of Disney resort chefs, that were briefed to capture the essence of Pandora.
“We couldn’t be prouder! The fictional Na’vi tribe lives in an awe-inspiring land with striking natural splendour. The fact that rooibos was chosen as one of the special ingredients to celebrate the magnificence of such a beautiful planet is an honour.”
The world of Pandora has come alive at Disney resorts and parks across the globe with Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) that promise the transformational experience of a lifetime, filled with floating mountains, bioluminescent forests, winged mountain banshees – and rooibos in the drinks!