I have to admit, this tea is pretty nice for a flavored rooibos blend. I was drinking all these straight black teas and Puehr, and suddenly really wanted something sweet to counterbalance all the savoriness, & also wanted something without caffeine to counterbalance all the…well, all the caffeine!

I steeped 1 T in a muslin tea bag (from Cheryl’s Herbs), which I placed in a brew basket, and there are no rooibos particles, thank you! I hate rooibos particles, they get stuck in my throat and make me want to never drink rooibos again. But that is not the case today, and this tea is a tasty treat!

Nik

For what it’s worth, neither one of my infusers has ever let rooibos particles through, and I drink a lot of rooibos since it’s my favourite. These are the two I have, in case you want to add them to your arsenal of tea tools:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D07MCU
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000G72D7K

Terri HarpLady

Thanks Nik!
I have a Finnum…
It’s not like it lets a lot through, but it seems like there’s always at least a particle or 2, which I can feel in my throat…aughgh.

Nik

That would totally drive me nuts, too. I get what I call a “food splinter” stuck in my throat on occasion, and spend my time sounding like a cat hacking up a hairball trying to get it out. And then it just gets irritated so I don’t even know if the splinter is still there or if I’ve just aggravated the area… It’s a whole ordeal.

Terri HarpLady

Exactly! I hate that!!!

MsWhatsit

I’m starting to see what you mean. Got the urge last time I brewed up some rooibos to pour it through a coffee filter—The darn stuff crumbles up and slips right through the strainer.

Nik

Aww, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re both experiencing this! I really have never had it happen to me even once with my infusers. Terri, I wonder if my finum uses a finer mesh or something? I dunno… =(

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Nik

For what it’s worth, neither one of my infusers has ever let rooibos particles through, and I drink a lot of rooibos since it’s my favourite. These are the two I have, in case you want to add them to your arsenal of tea tools:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D07MCU
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000G72D7K

Terri HarpLady

Thanks Nik!
I have a Finnum…
It’s not like it lets a lot through, but it seems like there’s always at least a particle or 2, which I can feel in my throat…aughgh.

Nik

That would totally drive me nuts, too. I get what I call a “food splinter” stuck in my throat on occasion, and spend my time sounding like a cat hacking up a hairball trying to get it out. And then it just gets irritated so I don’t even know if the splinter is still there or if I’ve just aggravated the area… It’s a whole ordeal.

Terri HarpLady

Exactly! I hate that!!!

MsWhatsit

I’m starting to see what you mean. Got the urge last time I brewed up some rooibos to pour it through a coffee filter—The darn stuff crumbles up and slips right through the strainer.

Nik

Aww, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re both experiencing this! I really have never had it happen to me even once with my infusers. Terri, I wonder if my finum uses a finer mesh or something? I dunno… =(

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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