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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Georgia Tea Company Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Rooibos Rainbow'

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

Description: Fruity with sweet notes, a secret flavoring gives this Rooibos a sweet amaretto like taste. Caffeine free.

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 16 oz boiling
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: rum, nuts, woody
Steeped Tea Smell: nutty, sweet
Flavor: amaretto, nut, sweet
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: floral
Liquor: translucent reddish-orange

I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes!

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.

Post-Steep Additives: Rock sugar, more amaretto flavor

Resteep: weak, tossed

Nice dessert tea.

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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