drank Mango Lassi by Butiki Teas
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Ahh everything loads just fine until I want to write a note today…figures.

I’ve been sipping on this all day after coldsteeping it for just about 24 hours. I still am kind of unsure how I feel about iced rooibos, but this is a step in the right direction. Definitely tastes like I’m sipping on a much lighter mango lassi!

My problem with iced rooibos is that it just gets too medicinal I think, I’m not sure if I’m right or completely confused by thinking that with this long of a steep it seemed less in-my-face than other ones. But, it might also just be how good this tea is. I can taste rooibos, but it mixes into the spicy tones of the cardamom. I didn’t add sugar because I wasn’t happy about having to leave before 8am this morning, but I still have half my bottle left and I’m curious to see how it tastes that way too, since it does seem like a little sweetener might bring out different flavors (of course obviously I read Stacy’s note on here too which is why I must try it).

Butiki Teas

I don’t know if this will help but I do iced rooibos for events quite a bit, particularly our Mango Lassi & also the Coconut Cream Pie. I’ve found two methods that seem to work the best and leave the iced rooibos without the medicinal taste. Both ways involve making the rooibos hot first. The first way is to make it then ice it. So, if I was looking to make 2 cups of iced mango lassi I would put 2 cups worth of tea in 1 cup of boiling water for the 5 minutes. Then I would add ice until it reaches the 2 cup level. The other way is just to straight hot brew it then leave it in the fridge for a few hours or up to 2 days.

momo

The one iced rooibos I’ve had where the rooibos itself didn’t freak me out with the taste was at a local tea shop, and I’m guessing they probably make it hot first. I don’t know exactly what I made that turned me off to making it hot first, but clearly I need to give it a second try. Thank you!

Butiki Teas

Good luck with your iced rooibos experimenting!

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Butiki Teas

I don’t know if this will help but I do iced rooibos for events quite a bit, particularly our Mango Lassi & also the Coconut Cream Pie. I’ve found two methods that seem to work the best and leave the iced rooibos without the medicinal taste. Both ways involve making the rooibos hot first. The first way is to make it then ice it. So, if I was looking to make 2 cups of iced mango lassi I would put 2 cups worth of tea in 1 cup of boiling water for the 5 minutes. Then I would add ice until it reaches the 2 cup level. The other way is just to straight hot brew it then leave it in the fridge for a few hours or up to 2 days.

momo

The one iced rooibos I’ve had where the rooibos itself didn’t freak me out with the taste was at a local tea shop, and I’m guessing they probably make it hot first. I don’t know exactly what I made that turned me off to making it hot first, but clearly I need to give it a second try. Thank you!

Butiki Teas

Good luck with your iced rooibos experimenting!

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