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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tea Xotics Loose Leaf Rooibos Tisane 'Jungle Monkey Chai'

Tea Information:
Tea: Jungle Monkey Chai
Type: Rooibos a.k.a. Red Tisane (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Tea Xotics
Purchase: Here
Description: A signature herbal tea blend. Swinging from a tree with rooibos, coco, coconut & banana, chai spices and flavor.
Ingredients: Rooibos, cocoa, coconut, banana and flavour

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool: make your own paper teabag

Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: pepper, so strong nothing else is making it to register as a small
Steeped Tea Smell: pepper, something sweet hiding under the pepper
Flavor: pepper! with a cinnamon sweet finish
Body: Full
Aftertaste: pepper!
Liquor: nearly opaque cloudy light orange brown

Post-Steep Additives:
added sugar
more cinnamon, hints of banana
chocolate coconut finish

I think this requires sweetening to bring out all the flavors.
Very fun!

I got this as part of my Amoda Tea subscription which i sadly can no longer afford. It was heat fun.

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

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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