70

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 or 5 heaping tsp
Water: 750 ml filtered water brought to 212°
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, spice, nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: spice, nut
Flavor: apple, wood, almond, cinnamon
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet, then a bit of spice
Liquor: translucent orange-red

Gift from SoccerMom, a while ago, and I am just getting to it! (One would find it hard to believe but I am behind on tea drinking!)

Disappointed I wasn’t getting more coconut or ginger flavor as I enjoy both flavors. I am pleased it is reminiscent of amaretto (I adore Disaronno) – which is why it ended up on my shopping list to try in the first place.

I think it would need to be steeped longer to get more of a kick from it.

Overall a very enjoyable and only slightly rooibossy tea, but not one I think I will keep in stock, but I might pick up occasionally.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/05/teavana-loose-leaf-rooibos-tea-zingiber.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

The 4th line alone makes me love this tasting note:)

LiberTEAS

Ohhhhhh… you have your Breville… please post to my new thread about the differences between the Breville and Zarafina! I want to know so that I can make an informed decision for my birthday/mother’s day!!! I don’t want to choose one, and then wished I chose the other a month or so down the road…

LiberTEAS

haha! I just saw your post in the other Breville thread… I’m off to read your review of the Breville now! Thanks!

AmazonV

i haven’t compared them yet officially but the breville rocks the socks off the zarafina:
it’s easier to clean
it allows you more control over what it is doing
it BEEPS when it’s done
it has a keep warm function
it has an auto-on timer function to wake up to fresh tea

LiberTEAS

you had me at easier to clean!

Rabs

Oh my. The posting on your blog with all the photos? It was like tea porn. The slow unwrapping of the box… Again: Oh my. ;)

Seriously, I’m so excited for you!

AmazonV

@Rabs thanks! I love unboxing things! Moo.com is total win on enjoyable unboxing :)

AmazonV

Now what you all have been waiting for…
Zarafina versus Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/05/update-breville-one-touch-tea-maker.html

Ricky

One touch versus Zojirushi (instant hot water @ a temp)? Any comments? How well does Breville filter out something like rooibos?

AmazonV

@Ricky it depends on how fine the rooibos is chopped, this one had s bit sneak into the kettle and nothing noticeable into my cup

AmazonV

@JacquelineM blame your trees for not having one? silly trees :(

AmazonV

@Ricky I have never used a Zojirushi so not sure :(

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Cofftea

The 4th line alone makes me love this tasting note:)

LiberTEAS

Ohhhhhh… you have your Breville… please post to my new thread about the differences between the Breville and Zarafina! I want to know so that I can make an informed decision for my birthday/mother’s day!!! I don’t want to choose one, and then wished I chose the other a month or so down the road…

LiberTEAS

haha! I just saw your post in the other Breville thread… I’m off to read your review of the Breville now! Thanks!

AmazonV

i haven’t compared them yet officially but the breville rocks the socks off the zarafina:
it’s easier to clean
it allows you more control over what it is doing
it BEEPS when it’s done
it has a keep warm function
it has an auto-on timer function to wake up to fresh tea

LiberTEAS

you had me at easier to clean!

Rabs

Oh my. The posting on your blog with all the photos? It was like tea porn. The slow unwrapping of the box… Again: Oh my. ;)

Seriously, I’m so excited for you!

AmazonV

@Rabs thanks! I love unboxing things! Moo.com is total win on enjoyable unboxing :)

AmazonV

Now what you all have been waiting for…
Zarafina versus Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/05/update-breville-one-touch-tea-maker.html

Ricky

One touch versus Zojirushi (instant hot water @ a temp)? Any comments? How well does Breville filter out something like rooibos?

AmazonV

@Ricky it depends on how fine the rooibos is chopped, this one had s bit sneak into the kettle and nothing noticeable into my cup

AmazonV

@JacquelineM blame your trees for not having one? silly trees :(

AmazonV

@Ricky I have never used a Zojirushi so not sure :(

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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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