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Saturday, April 24, 2010

rishi tea Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Blueberry Red, Organic Fair Trade Iced Tea'

Tea Information:
Tea: Blueberry Red, Organic Fair Trade Iced Tea
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: rishi tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Antioxidant-rich rooibos and wild blueberries create a wonderfully refreshing iced tea that is tart, juicy and fruity.
Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Certified™ rooibos, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ hibiscus, Organic licorice root, natural blueberry flavor, organic blueberries and natural strawberry flavor.

Steep Information:
Amount: 10 tsp
Water: 4 measuring cups filtered water + ice
Tool: Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker
Served: Cold

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: lemon, berry, floral
Steeped Tea Smell:
Flavor: berry, hibiscus
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bitter, licorice, BITTER
Liquor: dark reddish-orange

I got this from Lena or Meghann M, oh my I've lost track, sorry!

Smells fabulous!

Taste at first sip is good, hibiscus berry, and then at the end of the sip TART LICORICE TART bleh bleh!

I like licorice, and have been known to gnaw on a licorice root, i like hibiscus, i like berries, and i like rooibos, but something about the combination is bad.

Rating: 1/4 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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