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Monday, March 15, 2010

The Republic of Tea Teabag Rooibos Tea 'get charged No. 3'

Tea Information:
Tea: get charged No. 3
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: The Republic of Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Herb Tea for Energy

Whatever your athletic abilities, this organic rooibos-based blend will help you get charged both physically and mentally. Simply put, health-enhancing rooibos is an antioxidant superstar. When teamed with these mighty herbs, it's downright formidable: Eleuthero, Chinese ginseng, and Ashwaganda contribute properties that may enhance stamina, mental performance and vitality.

Ingredients: Rooibos (leaf), Eleuthero (root), Hibiscus (flower), Gotu Kola (leaf), Peppermint (leaf), Ashwaganda (root), Stevia (leaf), Panax Ginseng (root), Blueberry (fruit), Natural Blueberry Flavor.

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: none
Water: 6 ounces filtered boiling water
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: citrus
Steeped Tea Smell: citrus, floral, woody
Flavor: lemon, hibiscus, floral, roobois
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: lemon, sweet
Liquor: red-brown translucent

I am not sure where I was getting the citrus from. The hibiscus flavor gets stronger as it cools. I was not getting the peppermint or blueberry.

It was a nice flavorful tea, I think I need to have a few more glasses to decide of I like it or really like it.

Post-Steep Additives: none

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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