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Okay…so…are you ready for this? Not only did I think outside the teabag on this one…or infuser…or whatever…I also added ingredients to it!

I know…right?

Are you shocked yet?
Most of you know that I don’t put anything in my tea. Nothing.

Today I finally tried this Red Espresso after it has been sitting in my pile at home (and I think I have an even bigger package at work that I haven’t opened) and faked a french press and used my IngeniTEA instead.

Not only did I try that…but I also added MILK, Agave Nectar, AND Cinnamon to it!!! WOW! Shocked yet???

It ended up being very tasty and VERY sweet! Almost like a dessert in a cup. I really liked the Red Latte attempt tonight. I will try other recipes with this soon to compare tastes.

After delaying my first attempt with this I ended up being extremely surprised!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

This REALLY interests me even though I hate rooibos.

Gingko (manager of Life in Teacup)

I had rooibos twice and wonder why they had very different flavors! One was with milk and tasted very much like cocoa. The other one I can recall much of it. It was not bad but nothing interesting. And when I had it, I was surprised to learn it was “also” rooibos.

Ricky

Question, now what made you decide to drop so many ingredients into one cup =]

gmathis

The cinnamon sounds yummy!

TeaEqualsBliss

@ Cofftea – With these added ingredients it didn’t taste like Rooibos at all.
@ Ricky – It was a recipe on their website – thought I would “Think outside my regular cup” so to speak

I tried a 2nd cup with less of everything – ‘barely there’ and added a little cocoa powder and it tasted much more like coffee.

Janefan

I’ve had red espresso drinks in cafes before, but never tried to make my own. I know the one place I used to get them (now out of business) used a second dedicated cappuchino machine for redespresso drinks. I wonder if my IngenuiTEA and a cheap milk frother would make a reasonable approximation… thanks for sharing your successful method and getting me thinking….

TeaEqualsBliss

@janefan – I used my IngenuiTEA…seemed to work for me…

Cofftea

Which part of the name does this most taste like, rooibos or espresso? If it tastes more like rooibos to they just call it rooibos espresso because it’s concentrated?

TeaEqualsBliss

I think it’s more like a creamy, sweet espresso – especially the more milk and agave nectar or honey you put in…Basically…they call it that because it’s made of Rooibos…a good alternative for those who are hooked on the coffee thing…they have over 20 recipes on their website…I find them interesting and am going to try them if and when I can. They intrigue me now…LOL

Cofftea

Could you use any loose leaf rooibos? I have some I don’t know what do to with…

TeaEqualsBliss

not sure…maybe…not sure what their company’s secret is…lol..

AmazonV

i am very very interested in this tea because i have tried blacks and greens in an espresso machine and the result was ICK, but i failed to try red….

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Cofftea

This REALLY interests me even though I hate rooibos.

Gingko (manager of Life in Teacup)

I had rooibos twice and wonder why they had very different flavors! One was with milk and tasted very much like cocoa. The other one I can recall much of it. It was not bad but nothing interesting. And when I had it, I was surprised to learn it was “also” rooibos.

Ricky

Question, now what made you decide to drop so many ingredients into one cup =]

gmathis

The cinnamon sounds yummy!

TeaEqualsBliss

@ Cofftea – With these added ingredients it didn’t taste like Rooibos at all.
@ Ricky – It was a recipe on their website – thought I would “Think outside my regular cup” so to speak

I tried a 2nd cup with less of everything – ‘barely there’ and added a little cocoa powder and it tasted much more like coffee.

Janefan

I’ve had red espresso drinks in cafes before, but never tried to make my own. I know the one place I used to get them (now out of business) used a second dedicated cappuchino machine for redespresso drinks. I wonder if my IngenuiTEA and a cheap milk frother would make a reasonable approximation… thanks for sharing your successful method and getting me thinking….

TeaEqualsBliss

@janefan – I used my IngenuiTEA…seemed to work for me…

Cofftea

Which part of the name does this most taste like, rooibos or espresso? If it tastes more like rooibos to they just call it rooibos espresso because it’s concentrated?

TeaEqualsBliss

I think it’s more like a creamy, sweet espresso – especially the more milk and agave nectar or honey you put in…Basically…they call it that because it’s made of Rooibos…a good alternative for those who are hooked on the coffee thing…they have over 20 recipes on their website…I find them interesting and am going to try them if and when I can. They intrigue me now…LOL

Cofftea

Could you use any loose leaf rooibos? I have some I don’t know what do to with…

TeaEqualsBliss

not sure…maybe…not sure what their company’s secret is…lol..

AmazonV

i am very very interested in this tea because i have tried blacks and greens in an espresso machine and the result was ICK, but i failed to try red….

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