Suffuse Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

70

This stuff is supposed to be a natural relaxant. When I sample this I was a bit wound up and needed to get up earlier than normal in the morning, so I decided to give it a shot. The flavor is nothing great. It mostly tastes like a mild bodied or watered down rooibos. This might be remedied by doubling up on tea bags though. However, when I went to bed I fell asleep quickly and slept through the entire night. Should credit be given to the sceltium? I am thinking maybe so… This would get an even higher rating if it was tastier.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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65

Two teaspoons of tea, two cups of water, and five minutes later…voila, two delicious cups of green rooibos. Lighter in colour than a red rooibos, the The taste of this tea is bold and very herbal, lacking the sweetness normally found in red rooibos. The smell of the first steeping matches the herbal taste, but slow sips bring out subtle hints of sweetness that only serve to make this tea tastier.

This tea lasted through two separate steepings, and I did very much enjoy this new and different experience in the world of rooibos. I highly recommend that anyone who has never before tried green rooibos take the opportunity to do so. Suffuse Tea’s Green Rooibos is a great place to start.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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50

Less peppermint and more rooibos when cold-brewed. Tasty, and more well-balanced than when hot-brewed.

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50

The dry leaf smelled strongly of peppermint, which quite overwhelmed any scent of rooibos that might have existed in the dry leaves. Steeping this with normal rooibos steeping guidelines, the peppermint scent blossomed even further with the addition of the hot water.

This tea steeped a lovely deep red, with the aroma of peppermint dominating its smell, but allowing through a bit of rooibos scent. After my first few sips, I am immediately struck by the fact that it really just tastes like pure peppermint tea, with a slightly mellowed undertone. I do not really taste any rooibos, which I was certainly hoping for. Regardless, it is a good tea, and the flavour is not too strong, but this tea has very little about it that really makes it stand out above other teas.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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50

Drinking this more for the rooibos than for the virtually non-existantant orange. The only reason it gets such a high rating is because the rooibos (not whatever else is in here) is tasty.
Should more aptly be named Bad-kop Rooibos Orange, instead of Good—kop.
Meh, rooibos is rooibos, and mediocre rooibos is better than no rooibos at all.

On a side note, that was my last bag of this tea, and I certainly will not be searching after this tea in the future.

Preparation
Boiling
Cory Ostermann

Mediocre rooibos is better than no rooibos at all—so true!

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50

Cold-brewed a couple teabags of this. Still no orange flavour, which is disappointing. But the cold-brewed rooibos is tasty. It is better cold than it was hot.

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50

This tea is actually unlisted on Suffuse Tea’s website, so I hope that using typical rooibos steeping methods will be sufficient for this tasty-smelling bagged tea. While the dry leaf smells predominantly of rooibos, there is a faint hint of orange aroma lingering in the background. This is a good thing, because otherwise I would have worried that I had merely gotten a teabag of plain rooibos, and this would make for a very incorrectly labeled review!

I poured the steeped liquor into my favourite teacup, took a whiff to see what aromas had been released in the steeping…and was immediately disappointed. Rooibos Orange? Where was the orange? I couldn’t smell it at all in the brewed tea. Taking a sip of the tea, I still failed to taste much other than the rooibos itself. There was a slight taste of something un-rooibos, but I cannot say for certain that it was orange. I drank half the pot, got two other people’s opinions, and still…no orange.

For the sake of consistency, and giving the tea the benefit of the doubt, I went ahead and made a second pot of this tea with fresh dry leaf. Sadly, this turned out exactly like the first pot. Great rooibos flavour with a hint of something very un-rooibos, but not quite orange.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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