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drank Rooibos Tropica by Teavana
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Made this one as a cold brew mixed equally with Teavana’s Strawberry Lemonade. Brewed for about 13 hours. This one tastes very similar to when it is brewed hot.

I find the rooibos tropica really dulls the candy taste of the strawberry lemonade. The brew is still sweet, but quite blunted and no longer candy sweet. There is a taste of strawberry and a light lemonade taste, but it is not sour or bitter. When I added white sugar it really changed the flavour profile. I thought it would make it sweeter, but really what it did was brought out the green rooibos flavour. There is still a fruity flavour to the tea but there is also a sweet grass type flavour as well. I think I liked it better without the extra sugar added. I find it strange that when you mix these two together it gets less sweet. It is just one of those tea mysteries. I think I prefer both of these separately than when together.

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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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