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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

52Teas Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Chelsea's Chocolate Banana Rooibos'

Tea Information:
Tea: Chelsea's Chocolate Banana Rooibos
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: Caffeine Free African Rooibos with real freeze-dried bananas, organic cacao nibs, and milk chocolate chips. Chelsea's favorite.
Ingredients: African Rooibos, milk chocolate chips, organic cacao nibs, freeze dried bananas, and natural flavors.

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 500ml filtered water at 212°
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL (Herbal, Strong)
Steep Time: 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: rooibos woody, chocolate, banana
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet chocolate, hints of banana, hints of woody rooibos
Flavor: banana, rooibos
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet woody
Liquor: dark orange-brown

MilitiaJim hates banana that isn't a plain real fresh banana. It didn't find this offensive.

I on the other hand love it as a sweet dessert treat late night tea!

Post-Steep Additives: a bit of German rock sugar, really makes it a nice treat!

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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