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Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Jade Teapot Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Italian Blood Orange'

Tea Information:
Tea: Italian Blood Orange
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: The Jade Teapot
Purchase: Here
Description: (Caffeine Free) Fair Trade Organic Rooibos combined with hibiscus, orange peel, safflower, and natural citrus essence. This caffeine free blend brews a light pink hue with a clean mouth feel.
Ingredients: Organic fair trade Rooibos, Hibiscus, Orange Peel, Natural Citrus Essence

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp, entire sample
Additives: none
Water: 12 ounces filtered boiling
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in cup
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: orange and something else I can't identify
Steeped Tea Smell: woody honey orange
Flavor: sweet orange
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: citric tang
Liquor: translucent orange-red

This is part of the samples I got from the jade teapot. Although this tea isn't a WOW tea, I will buy some in conjunction with other teas when purchasing there.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: weak and watery, threw out

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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