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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Republic of Tea Teabag Herbal Tea 'Pineapple Lychee Hibiscus Tea'

Tea Information:
Tea: Pineapple Lychee Hibiscus Tea
Type: Herbal Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: The Republic of Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Luscious pineapple and delicately sweet lychee–a small, round, creamy white fruit native to China–both sing with the flavors of warm Asian islands. They harmonize beautifully with the natural flavor of hibiscus
Ingredients: Hibiscus (flower), rosehips (fruit), apples (fruit), stevia (leaf) pineapple bits (fruit). Other Ingredients: Natural pineapple and lychee flavors

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

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: pineapple, sweet, hint of lychee, didn't' notice the hibiscus
Steeped Tea Smell: pineapple, hibiscus, perhaps a hint of lychee
Flavor: sweet, pineapple, hibiscus
Body: Full
Aftertaste: lychee, but the canned kind not fresh
Liquor: deep dark red

Today was a day to come home to a happy surprise, some hibiscus tea from Meghann M. The package smelled fabulous as soon as I opened it.

I had to have some, and I had to have it NOW!

This was a good choice.

Post-Steep Additives: none, it was sweet enough!

Resteep: 18 minutes, sad and weak (not surprised)

Rating: 4/4 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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