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Monday, March 8, 2010

TheNecessiTeas Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Root Beer Float'

Tea Information:
Tea: Root Beer Float
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: TheNecessiTeas
Purchase: Here
Description: This blend will take you back to your childhood days sitting on the porch sippin on those old time root beer floats. Perfect with a touch of sugar and a splash of milk, you will swear you were drinking the real thing! Naturally caffeine free!
Ingredients: rooibos and natural flavors

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 2 zarafina cups
Tool: Zarafina Strong-Loose Leaf-Herbal
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
MilitiaJim: It smells like root beer with a hint of overcarbonization.
AmazonV: Minty birch beer.
Steeped Tea Smell:
MilitiaJim: This tastes "funny," And by "funny" I mean exactly like root beer. Except hot. And flat.
AmazonV: smells minty, birch beer, just like birch beer I tried to save too long and kept until it went flat and was warm...with mint.
Flavor: rootbeer, followed by mint
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: mint
Liquor: deep dark reddish-brown

I was skeptical of this tea. There have been many teas in the past that sounded good, maybe even sounded and smelled good but didn't taste like I wanted.

So i purchased a sampler from the website. It holds about 6 tsp. I like that it comes in a nice ziplock bag.

I do not like that the website does not have ingredients listed. The sample bag does have them listed.

This tea is's hot root smells the part, and tastes the part perfectly. I think the float part is a bit of a stretch though.

We need to try this iced, and buy some more, it's delicious!

Post-Steep Additives: lactose free milk, makes it creamier and hides the mint in the sips but not the after taste.

A touch of German rock sugar only makes it better.

Resteep: weak but drinkable, still definitively root beer.

Iced (in freezer) left my brain a bit less confused about the whole warm root beer thing.

Rating: 3/3

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