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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Design a Tea Loose Leaf Red Tea 'Rooibos Vanilla Caramel'

Tea Information:
Tea: Rooibos Vanilla Caramel
Type: Red Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Design a Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: ?
Ingredients: Organic pure grade Rooibos from S. Africa, Natural Flavoring

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag, 3.7g including paper teabag and plastic wrapper and paper tag.
Additives: none
Water: boiling filtered
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Leaf Smell: nutty amaretto (contamination from other sample) vanilla with a slight caramel undertone
Tea Smell: rooibos, vanilla, woody
Flavor: rooibos
Body: Light
Aftertaste: caramel
Liquor: nice dark brown, fairly transparent

This was one of two samples I ordered from design a tea. The tea was lackluster and smelled much stronger and interesting and delicious than it tasted. It tasted weak and plain.

At this point I am not very enthusiastic about the second sample I got, but we'll see.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: very weak and watery, plain rooibos, hints of vanilla in the smell and aftertaste

Rating: 1/3

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