Steep Information:
Amount: 1.5 tsp
Additives: none
Water: filtered, boiling, 6 oz
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in cup
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vanilla, chocolate, sweet-woody (rooibos)
Steeped Tea Smell: berry, hint of vanilla
Flavor: smack me in the face berry! no vanilla, no chocolate, no rooibos (WTH?)
Body: Full
Aftertaste: berry
Liquor: cloudy dark reddish-brown

Swap thanks to Meghann M!

Well, luckily I didn’t buy it, because although it is a nice berry rooibos, in fact I can barely taste the rooibos, I would be disappointed at the missing vanilla and chocolate flavors. Mind you I enjoy the flavor of rooibos so it might be slight but not noticeable to me.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: 10 min, sad and weak, dumped out

Rating: 2/4 leaves

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/art-of-tea-loose-leaf-rooibos-tea_31.html

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I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle.

0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing


Edmonton, Alberta



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