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Saturday, February 4, 2012

TeaGschwendner Loose Leaf Rooibos Tisane ‘Winter Magic’ 1320

Tea Information:
Tea: Winter Magic
Type: Rooibos a.k.a. Red Tisane (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: TeaGschwendner
Purchase: Here
Description: Cinnamon, cardamom and sandalwood melt into the creaminess of rooibush tea and almond for a welcome break from the winter cold.
Ingredients: Rooibush tea from Africa, cinnamon bits, almond bits, cardamom husks, flavor and cardamom seeds.

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 6oz boiling
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, wood
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, cardamom, wood
Flavor: rooibos woody, cinnamon, closes with cardamom kick
Body: Full
Aftertaste: cardamom, hints of wood
Liquor: dark opaque red-brown

Really have no feelings good or bad, it just seemed average.

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 received this product as a gift. 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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