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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Not Just Tea Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Sassy Strawberry'

Tea Information:
Tea: Sassy Strawberry
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Not Just Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: A sweet, delicious and fruity blend of dried strawberries, hibiscus, mango, papaya, South African Rooibos, and rose petals. This "fruit punch" like tea is a great sugar-free and healthy juice alternative for adults and children.
Ingredients: ?

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 2 zarafina cups
Tool: Zarafina herbal - loose - strong
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
Steeped Tea Smell: strawberry, citrus, fruity, floral
Flavor: strawberry, hibiscus
Body: Full
Aftertaste: zesty (MilitiaJim), papaya
Liquor: translucent blood orange or dark pink

Sample I found out about on Steepster. I placed my sample order on 3/16 and paid through PayPal. It ended up costing $2.80. 3/21 I received notice it was being shipped. It arrived today, 3/23, and was promptly had for dessert after dinner. It came with a nice pamphlet about their specialty tea blends and a hand written note on the bottom of my receipt.

Post-Steep Additives: 1 tsp German rock sugar, sweeter, softens the hibiscus but not much else.

I think this would taste good as a sweetened iced tea as well.

Resteep: was amazingly just as good as the first go!

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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