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Monday, April 12, 2010

Teas Etc Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Mango Nut'

Tea Information:
Tea: Mango Nut
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Teas Etc
Purchase: Here
Description: Yummy combinations of delicious mango, hearty macadamia nut and refreshing coconut are as refreshing as a cool island breeze.

Rooibos, is a naturally caffeine free herb from South Africa and the perfect background for this tropical trio.

Hot or iced, this is the perfect alternative to sugary, calorie laden, caffeinated drinks!

Make a latte' add brewed chilled Rooibos, ice and frozen yogurt, blend and serve.

Ingredients: Red and green rooibos, coconut pieces and flavor

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 22 ounces filtered boiling
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
AmazonV: Fruity nutty coconut
MilitiaJim: There is coconut, and other things. I don't know what though.
Steeped Tea Smell: Coconut rooibos
Flavor: Sweet coconut rooibos
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slightly nutty
Liquor: translucent reddish-orange

MilitiaJim-If this was sold as a coconut tea it would be pretty good, three stars maybe. Sold as a mango flavor, the complete lack of mango earns it zero stars and a snarl of irritation.

AmazonV-What he said, It was a good coconut tea, but the disappointment at the lack of mango (the reason I bought the tea, he loves mango) runs high.

Luckily I am sharing this tea with some other people and did not get the larger size. They can be forewarned this is a yummy coconut tea and be happy with it instead of being surprised and unhappy.

Post-Steep Additives: German rock sugar, I always love sweeter things for dessert.

Rating: 2/4 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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