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Friday, June 18, 2010

Georgia Tea Company Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Rooibos Provence'

Tea Information:
Tea: Rooibos Provence
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Georgia Tea Company
Purchase: Click the image below

Description: The Provence Rooibos is a top grade herbal tea from South Africa. This delicious tea includes Rooibos, rosehip shells, dried black currants, rose leaves, lavender, raisins, dried red currants, rose petals, and dried blueberries.

Steep Information:
Amount: plastic lunch teaspoons
Water: ~12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (using Steep.It)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fruity, woody
Steeped Tea Smell: fruity, woody
Flavor: rooibos
Body: Full
Aftertaste: fruity
Liquor: dark red-orange

I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes! Dan will be running the contest monthly, so keep an eye out!

I find the labels on the tea samples to be perfect, they include the company name, tea name, tea type, and steeping directions. I have been informed that the samples that you buy on the web site, or any teas purchased on the site, will come in food safe, plastic lined, kraft bags which keep light out and keep the tea fresh for about 4-5 months. Tea is best stored in tins which are not clear and air tight, since light activates the steeping process and moisture as well. The sample bags I received were about 2-3 cups each, where purchased samples are larger.

I am playing a game with the samples, this was afternoon roll #1, see this post for details.

I think I should try it with sugar, overall mostly a rooibos with hints of fruity juiciness.

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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