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Tea of the evening…..

I have done it…..I found a rooibos I really like. I think part of it has to do with the fact that the rooibos plays such a small role in this brew. It is all cinnamon, all the time. It tastes much like its caffeined black tea counterpart (which I do prefer), but it is nice to have a non-caffeine alternative. Yep…red hots in a cup. This flavor is so wonderful in cool weather!

24 oz teapot, 4 1/2 actual tsp rooibos blend, freshly boiled water, 7 minutes. Very lightly sweetened.

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Winter Salo

Well done on finding a rooibos you like! I laughed when I read your review because I know that feeling: ‘finally, I get it!’

I only recently stumbled upon a rooibos I like and now I’m in LOVE with the type but before that I really was perplexed by the trend, it’s nice to be in the know. ;)

The Purrfect Cup

They make an herbal too…good thing I’m going to tour the factory and hit the tasting room in two weeks!

SimplyJenW

You will enjoy the tasting room! I did not have time to go to the factory…jealous!

SimplyJenW

Oh, and lunch was lovely!

The Purrfect Cup

We’re going on a Tuesday when the factory is in full swing. But I am also looking forward to the tasting room and lunch!

TeaBrat

D’oh! I wish I had ordered some of this…

The Purrfect Cup

Amy oh I can send you some….let me know.

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Winter Salo

Well done on finding a rooibos you like! I laughed when I read your review because I know that feeling: ‘finally, I get it!’

I only recently stumbled upon a rooibos I like and now I’m in LOVE with the type but before that I really was perplexed by the trend, it’s nice to be in the know. ;)

The Purrfect Cup

They make an herbal too…good thing I’m going to tour the factory and hit the tasting room in two weeks!

SimplyJenW

You will enjoy the tasting room! I did not have time to go to the factory…jealous!

SimplyJenW

Oh, and lunch was lovely!

The Purrfect Cup

We’re going on a Tuesday when the factory is in full swing. But I am also looking forward to the tasting room and lunch!

TeaBrat

D’oh! I wish I had ordered some of this…

The Purrfect Cup

Amy oh I can send you some….let me know.

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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