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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Allegro Coffee Company Teabag Red Tea 'Rooibos Red Spice'

Tea Information:
Tea: Rooibos Red Spice
Type: Red Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Allegro Coffee Company
Purchase: Here
Description: Full-bodied robust with warm spice. caffeine free. organic herbal tea. Warming and naturally sweet with deep honey red liquor, our organic South African Rooibos is full bodied and caffeine free. Complimented with traditional organic chai spices – cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and clove, our Rooibos Red Spice Tea is an invigorating beverage enjoyed hot with or without a dash of milk and honey.
Ingredients: Organic South African Rooibos, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cardamom, Organic ginger root, organic cloves, organic black pepper and natural flavors.

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 2.2g teabag
Additives: none
Water: boiling filtered, 6 ounce cup
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: red, pepper, clove, cardamom, woody, spicy, earthy
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, red tea, woodsy
Flavor: red tea, woodsy
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: ginger, pepper, cardamom
Liquor: translucent reddish brown

A Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea!

I can only have so much caffeine per day, and adore chai so I was excited by this tea. The smell was very potent and promising, but the cup turned out OK, it was a solid red with some spice to it, but I prefer chai with a bit more spice/kick.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: TBD

Rating: 1.5/3

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