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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 2 zarafina cups
Tool: Zarafina Strong-Loose Leaf-Herbal
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
MilitiaJim: It smells like root beer with a hint of overcarbonization.
AmazonV: Minty birch beer.
Steeped Tea Smell:
MilitiaJim: This tastes “funny,” And by “funny” I mean exactly like root beer. Except hot. And flat.
AmazonV: smells minty, birch beer, just like birch beer I tried to save too long and kept until it went flat and was warm…with mint.
Flavor: rootbeer, followed by mint
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: mint
Liquor: deep dark reddish-brown

I was skeptical of this tea. There have been many teas in the past that sounded good, maybe even sounded and smelled good but didn’t taste like I wanted.

So i purchased a sampler from the website. It holds about 6 tsp. I like that it comes in a nice ziplock bag.

I do not like that the website does not have ingredients listed. The sample bag does have them listed.

This tea is confusing….it’s hot root beer…it smells the part, and tastes the part perfectly. I think the float part is a bit of a stretch though.

We need to try this iced, and buy some more, it’s delicious!

Post-Steep Additives: lactose free milk, makes it creamier and hides the mint in the sips but not the after taste.

A touch of German rock sugar only makes it better.

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

Meghann M

This sounds really good, I’m curious to read what you think of it iced when you try it that way!

AmazonV

sadly it will need to wait i think, there is one cup left and I am saving it for my mom…she will think this tea is hysterical. however if the resteep turns out strong i may toss that in the fridge hopes

AmazonV

resteep is good, not as strong but definitely root beer, it’s going in the fridge tonight!

AmazonV

Iced (in freezer) left my brain a bit less confused about the whole warm root beer thing. when I can afford to buy a whole thing i will do iced for sure

Meghann M

Good to hear! I think this will be a purchase for me when I can afford more tea and have more tea retail space in my cupboards again.

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Meghann M

This sounds really good, I’m curious to read what you think of it iced when you try it that way!

AmazonV

sadly it will need to wait i think, there is one cup left and I am saving it for my mom…she will think this tea is hysterical. however if the resteep turns out strong i may toss that in the fridge hopes

AmazonV

resteep is good, not as strong but definitely root beer, it’s going in the fridge tonight!

AmazonV

Iced (in freezer) left my brain a bit less confused about the whole warm root beer thing. when I can afford to buy a whole thing i will do iced for sure

Meghann M

Good to hear! I think this will be a purchase for me when I can afford more tea and have more tea retail space in my cupboards again.

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I am The Devotea USA. I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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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

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