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Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Republic of Tea Teabag Rooibos Tisane 'Strawberry Cuppa Chocolate'

Tea Information:
Tea: Strawberry Cuppa Chocolate
Type: Rooibos Tisane
Packaging: Teabag
Company: The Republic of Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Decadent chocolate paired with a hint of strawberry in this seductively delicious cup. Rooibos, or red tea, provides the base in which these two flavors mingle. Sipping this delicious dessert tea together may inspire a long and loving life for you and your sweetheart.
Ingredients: Rooibos, carob, cocoa kernels, chocolate flavor, strawberry flavor, sweet blackberry leaves and bourbon vanilla beans

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 teabags
Water: 12 ounces boiling water
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fabulous! juicy strawberries and milk chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: strawberry, hints of milk chocolate
Flavor: rooibos, a small hint of chocolate
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: chocolate
Liquor: opaque dark red-brown

I am always disheartened when the teas smell so scrumptious and taste so ordinary.

It's a nice rooibos with hints of sweet fruit and chocolate.

Post-Steep Additives: German rock sugar - brings out the flavors a bit

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

I purchased this product. All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.
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