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drank Opus Rouge Rooibos by Teavana
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This tea is not what I expected at all. First of all, there were raisins in the blend, I loathe raisins. But I looked past that and thought I should give it a try.

All I could smell was raisin in the dry blend. After brewing, the tea liquor is dark, dark red and smells like grape popsicle flavour. I read the description of the tea which says the blend was inspired by the best wines. I do not get wine from this blend at all, and I am addicted to wine almost as much as I am to tea. I am tasting what I would describe as unsweetened purple grape juice. There is a slight peppery taste, which I guess you could say would be similar to a peppery taste you can get from the tannins in red wine. There is a general fruity taste to the tea, orange, black current, blackberry. There may be a very slight hint of vanilla underneath all of the other fruity flavours.

I think this tea would taste more like juice if I had added any sweetener. I think it makes an ok herbal blend. I am looking forward to blending this with a few other teas to see what turns out. I would like to try it cold brewed and I guess I could use it as “pretend” wine.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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Saskatchewan, CANADA

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