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Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Republic of Tea Teabag Herbal Tea 'Vanilla Apple Hibiscus'

Tea Information:
Tea: Vanilla Apple Hibiscus
Type: Herbal Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: The Republic of Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Apple pie is proof that apples and vanilla make an enticing duo. We've blended apples with the tangy berry and bright citrus qualities of exotic hibiscus along with lively rosehips to create this aromatic, uplifting herbal tea.
Ingredients: Hibiscus (flower), rosehips (fruit), apple bits (fruit), stevia (leaf). Other Ingredients: Natural vanilla and apple flavors

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 6 ounces filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: hibiscus, apple, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet apple vanilla
Flavor: hibiscus, apple
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet apple, hints of vanilla
Liquor: dark pink

I drank the first cup so fast I couldn't even log it! The second cup (fresh bag) I drank while starting the post. I am now on cup #3.

I had a wonderful (though tea-less) weekend with my friends, and came home to some drama that had me shaking with fury. I wanted a nice soothing cup of tea to calm down. I choose this for the vanilla. Sadly it is a mild hint of vanilla instead of a prominent flavor. It is however a lovely tea. Not as delicious as the pineapple lychee.

Bobbie and MilitiaJim both are displeased with the tea and find it to have a "fake sugar" after taste.

Note: I love hibiscus

Rating: 3/4 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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