drank Rouge Sahara by Mariage Frères
121 tasting notes

This is a backlog note from last night but I have quite the story. I steeped this in my timolino and went off to school. I parked my car and quickly grabbed my stuff because a shuttle from the parking lot to the actual campus was about to come. I realized halfway up the hill to class that I forgot my timolino! I wasn’t going to spend 20 minutes just to grab it so I left my mug for when I returned to my car to go home. When I returned, my tea was still hot! This was 4 hours after parking my car and in the cold. Color me impressed!

Onto the tea. I do like this tea mainly for the peppermint. My sore throat has turned into a small head cold so the peppermint has been soothing for me. Also I have tasted other rooibos teas and nothing compares to Mariage’s rooibos for me. They have some body and other rooibos feel like I’m drinking dirty water.

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I became a tea addict after I decided to make some changes to my diet and cut out soda completely.

Teas I like
I love Japanese green teas but I can be a little snobby about them. When I was in Japan I stayed in an area known for sencha, so I can be pretty picky.

Companies I enjoy
I’ve had most experience with Lupicia because they’re very close to me. I enjoy their non flavored green teas and white teas the most. Their flavored teas are good, but it’s usually a hit or miss.
DavidsTea is a bit far but when I make trips to San Francisco I usually buy a bit. I like their herbal teas the most. Their other teas never wow me and have too much flavoring for me.
I like Adagio for their fan blends – I wish more companies did this! The tea isn’t the best quality but I do enjoy my initial steeps.
I found a store near me that sells Mariage Frères. They’re expensive but I don’t think I have had a more delicious cup of tea before.

Tibits about me
I returned to school several years ago and I am finally graduating in March 2014 so I’m really excited to finally be receiving my bachelor’s. I spend my evenings when I’m not studying watching cheesy scifi movies, playing video games, watching video game streams, or stalking the internet for tea. I have an adorable old man kitty who always wants whatever I’m drinking. When I can, I like to sew and knit while I marathon BBC shows or asian dramas.


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