Tuscany Pear Rooibos

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Rooibos Tea
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  • “I think this is the tea I got at my local tea shop yesterday. Back when I first tried this tea in a to go cup there last summer, I loved it. We'll have to see how it compares now that I've tried a...” Read full tasting note
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    misslena1221 949 tasting notes
  • “I decided to revisit this one and do it iced. I seem to like most Rooibos Iced and this is just about average...I'll stick with the previous rating...but it was really hard to pick out the...” Read full tasting note
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    teaequalsbliss 6770 tasting notes
  • “Sipdown tea #8! I got this in my first swap with *momo* and had just enough for a cups worth. I could have sworn I've already done a note for this one... Buut anyways.. The aroma of this tea is...” Read full tasting note
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    kalmal 794 tasting notes
  • “A local tea shop sells this tea, it has a similar description, so I think this is probably the same tea, yay! Anyway, I love this as an iced tea. The apple flavor comes out more than the pear,...” Read full tasting note
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    pandamanda 1201 tasting notes

From Culinary Teas

Country of Origin: South Africa
Region: Cedarberg
Shipping Port: Cape Town
Grade: Grade #1
Altitude: 1500-2500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Fermentation turns the leaves from green to deep red and gives a slightly sweet note.
Cup Characteristics: Sweet ripe pear notes marry well with premium rooibos. Memories of lazing in the Tuscan sun.
Infusion: Reddish orange to full color (depends on brewing time and quantity used.
Ingredients: Luxury rooibos, natural dried pear, natural dried apple, natural flavors.

Information:

Pizza… Spaghetti… Olive oil… Espresso… these are the foods we normally associate with Italy and Italian cuisine. But did you know that Italy consumes more pears than any other European nation? Or that Italy is the world’s second largest grower of pears after China? It’s true. Italians have been enjoying pears since the days of ancient Rome. The fruit holds a special place in their hearts not only because of their delicious flavor on their own but because they are wonderful to cook with and pair with other foods. Nowhere is this truer than in the breathtakingly beautiful villages of Tuscany. Tuscan chefs have created many recipes over the years, and routinely whip up such delicacies as pears poached in white wine, sliced pears with fresh Parmesan cheese or spicy pear pastries.

The slightly tart, highly adaptable flavor of Italian pears is perfectly complimented by their high nutrient content. The fruit is high in fiber, vitamin c, potassium and folic acid. Well, in the spirit of adaptability we’ve decided to try something new and match the sweet profile of pear with the mellow character of a South African Rooibos. We believe that what we have created evokes the feeling of a relaxing afternoon under the Tuscan sun – perhaps sitting under a pear tree. The cup is fresh, with herbaceous notes and lively hints of pear – delizioso!

200 ml (about 7 ounces) of brewed Rooibos contains the following nutrients:

Nutrient
Function in the Body per 200 ml
Iron (Fe) Essential for transport of oxygen in the blood 0.07 mg
Potassium (K) Assists certain metabolic functions 7.12 mg
Calcium (Ca) Necessary for strong teeth and bones 1.09 mg
Copper (Cu) Assists certain metabolic processes 0.07 mg
Zinc (Zn) Necessary for normal growth and development of healthy skin 0.04 mg
Magnesium (Mg) Assists a healthy nervous system and other metabolic processes 1.57 mg
Fluoride (F) Necessary for strong teeth and bones 0.22 mg
Manganese (Mn) Assists metabolic processes and bone growth and development 0.04 mg
Sodium (Na) Necessary for fluid and acid-base balance 6.16 mg

Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of Rooibos for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup, add milk and sugar to taste.

Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 teaspoons of Rooibos into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the Rooibos. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the Rooibos into the serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.

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8 Tasting Notes

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949 tasting notes

I think this is the tea I got at my local tea shop yesterday. Back when I first tried this tea in a to go cup there last summer, I loved it. We’ll have to see how it compares now that I’ve tried a lot more rooibos teas.

The dry smell is pretty good, I get pear and apple as well. However, steeped it mostly smells like rooibos. This didn’t come with brewing directions so I tried 4 minutes so that it wouldn’t get too rooibos-y, but I’m not sure, it may have. But there is a faint pear smell so I’m hoping it will turn out good.

Hmmm..this is lacking in pear flavor :( the rooibos is very nice and smooth, with a nice woody taste, and I get a hint of apple, but not a whole lot of pear, maybe a little bit, but not very much. I might play with steeping parameters to try to find the sweet spot with this one, it’s still enjoyable and light for when I want a fresh, not heavily flavored rooibos, but I’m a bit disappointed that there’s not more pear flavor. But I will persist and try to find the flavor!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

Doh…was hoping for a pear tea to try lol

MissLena

Me too! Weird, it seemed much more pear when I had it last summer..I will keep you posted if this one gets any better though!

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6770 tasting notes

I decided to revisit this one and do it iced. I seem to like most Rooibos Iced and this is just about average…I’ll stick with the previous rating…but it was really hard to pick out the pear…wish it had more!

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Sipdown tea #8! I got this in my first swap with momo and had just enough for a cups worth.
I could have sworn I’ve already done a note for this one… Buut anyways.. The aroma of this tea is soo juicy. It has a nice apple\pear scent to it. The flavor is pretty juicy too. Lots of lovely pear and apple flavors. The rooibos makes a nice base for this. Adds a bit of an earthy\woodsy note to it. Only wish I had more!

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1201 tasting notes

A local tea shop sells this tea, it has a similar description, so I think this is probably the same tea, yay!

Anyway, I love this as an iced tea. The apple flavor comes out more than the pear, but it’s refreshing nonetheless. I steeped this for a good 20 minutes so I could drink it almost immediately, and the flavor is just right. It wasn’t weakened with the addition of ice, but it’s not overpowering…probably a benefit of it being a rooibos. It’s definitely going to be in my rotation of iced teas throughout the next few months.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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HHTTB #13/18

My bag of samples that I pulled from the Here’s Hoping TTB #3 got misplaced in my unorganized tea stash. Woops! I have a few left to try. This is the cup for tonight. This is a surprisingly good cup. I am having this cup straight, no additions. I taste the sweet rooibos and the pear/apple flavor comes out and adds the tart juicy flavor. This is nice and it would be a really good iced rooibos.

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