Boca Java

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This is one of those teas that I have no idea of how I acquired it, how old it is, or how well it was stored. I do know that it is no longer carried by Boca Java, but really is about it. I’m not really tasting the caramel or apple in this blend. I do taste the rooibos, but it just tastes watery.

No rating for this one, I’m just trying to sip it down.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I used more than the recommended amount this time for steeping and it’s loads more flavorful. It’s still not perfect and I might not be getting all of the flavors due to my cold. Or it might just be that me + rooibos are not friends.

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I really want to like this tea, because I love hot apple cider & caramel apples, but so far those flavors are so subtle, I can’t taste them. It seems that every time I give rooibos a shot, I’m always disappointed. I’m going to try steeping this a longer time and try again.

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drank Cruising Cranberry by Boca Java
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Boca Javas’ rooibo tea used to make me feel soothingly relaxed but I can’t find it anywhere . Boca Java has a new tea called cruising cranberry tea now but it is a black tea. It has different other ingredients also.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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Wanted red tea but without the heaviness of CS’ Madagascar Vanilla with milk, so I’m a double mug of this for my morning tea. The tart cranberry is really helping to wake up my tastebuds! Maybe I’ll make a pitcher of it iced for later….

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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Cranberry trifecta!

Drinking this tea, and eating Wensleydale cheese w/ cranberries, on top of Cranberry Hazelnut Raincoast Crisps

(p.s. Raincoast Crisps are awesome fruity/nutty crackery crispbread things. Good plain , or with cheese, dips, etc. This is the first flavor I’ve tried but I think I’ll be buying them all and taking them to/serving them at parties this holiday season. I got them at a local organic grocery store. (The product comes from Canada so if I can get it in the middle of nowhere NC they probably have pretty wide distribution!) Website: http://lesleystowe.com/raincoastcrisps/about/

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I get Raincoast Crisps at Whole Foods… THEY ARE AWESOME! I love them with a soft cheese (like brie) but, they are quite good without cheese too.

Meghann M

Cranberry hazelnut sounds like a party worthy snack. I’ll have to look for those crisps next time I’m at Whole Foods. Thanks for the snackworthy tips!

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drank Cruising Cranberry by Boca Java
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Brewed up one bag of Madagascar Vanilla Red plus one teaspoon of Cruising Cranberry in 8 oz boiling water, then decanted over a cup of ice and chilled in the fridge for a few a couple hours. My idea was that the teabag would add some body, depth, and vanilla to the berry-heavy CC, which I think it did. This was a refreshing iced tisane that needed no additives. I would probably make this again as a larger batch.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Cruising Cranberry by Boca Java
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the sweetness of the rooibos and tartness of the berries make this such a soothing tisane. I love it’s red wine color as well.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I’ve had this tea an awful lot in the past few months! I made a cup hot today while also brewing some for a pitcher of iced. So I’ll be drinking some more this week!

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Janefan

just upped my rating. Still don’t understand how the berries completely mask the rooibos, but I must like it if I’m drinking so much of it!

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drank Cruising Cranberry by Boca Java
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mixed 1.5 tsp with 1 bag Red Chai & Rooibos Red Tea Blend by World Classics in a big mug to create a spiced cranberry rooibos drink. Nice for a grey, rainy day. Would be good in winter!

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drank Cruising Cranberry by Boca Java
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finally tried it iced – still tastes like all berries and no rooibos to me, but it’s refreshing. I added too much water though, so next time I need to pay more attention to the ratio.

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drank Cruising Cranberry by Boca Java
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It’s so “juicy” that I can’t even taste the rooibos, but it does make for a very thirst-quenching cup, even when hot.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Cruising Cranberry by Boca Java
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Lovely pink color and kickin’ cranberry flavor!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Janefan

this tea looks just like the picture – if anything there is even more fruit. It is also the largest and darkest rooibos I’ve ever seen – not the red-orange sawdust I’m used to. It really doesn’t taste too rooibossy (I made that word up), but does have more depth to it than just hot cranberry juice.

JacquelineM

Rooibossy! Perfect word since Rooibos can be very bossy and take over the flavors!!!

Janefan

^ Exactly! ^

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