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Saturday, April 17, 2010

TheNecessiTeas Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea 'Chocolate Orange'

Tea Information:
Tea: Chocolate Orange
Type: Rooibos Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: TheNecessiTeas
Purchase: Here
Description: This blend is hard to resist with the sweet aroma of chocolate and orange and the tempting chocolate chunks! Add a splash of milk and a touch of sugar for a truly decedent treat! Naturally caffeine free!
Ingredients: rooibos, orange peel, chocolate chips, and natural flavors

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 2 zarafina cups filtered water
Tool: Zarafina herbal-loose-strong
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: exactly like "Terry's Milk Chocolate Orange Ball"
Steeped Tea Smell: exactly like "Terry's Milk Chocolate Orange Ball"
Flavor: orange, hints of rooibos and chocolate
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: hints of sweet chocolate
Liquor: translucent dark orange-brown

Oh my did the tiny rooibos chips make a mess inside the zarafina! They escaped the mesh basket and got everywhere.

On the other hand this is a delicious caffeine free dessert tea.

Resteep: zarafina herbal-loose-strong
Orange colored water, this is not resteepable - at least at whatever time the zarafina uses for strong.

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


Melody206 said...

Wow! That even looks awesome. It looks like it produces something dark and full bodied (I know you describe it as medium-bodied) and I would love to try a tea with a hint of chocolate flavor or aroma!


AmazonV said...

@Melody - For the body unless it is as full of a mouth feel as coffee it gets medium from me.

But yes it isn't the normal watery body of many bagged teas.

Watch your mailbox, I am all over hooking you on some yummy tea! (We owe you for all the delicious beans!)