Rouge Sahara

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Ingredients
Mint, Rooibos, Rose Petals
Flavors
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 250 ml

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  • “Eureka, finally found a way to prepare it - cold brew. It is absolutely lovely (to my taste buds) that way. Minty, but without bitterness and some rooibos body. With a bit of brown sugar it was...” Read full tasting note
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    cteresa 328 tasting notes
  • “This is a backlog note from last night but I have quite the story. I steeped this in my timolino and went off to school. I parked my car and quickly grabbed my stuff because a shuttle from the...” Read full tasting note
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    Egnirys 121 tasting notes
  • “I had bought this mint rooibos, just to try, thinking it should be nicely refreshing with the mint flavor, also because my husband told me he liked the smell in the shop. But I must confess I was...” Read full tasting note
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    LaFleurBleue 111 tasting notes

From Mariage Frères

This rooïbos from South Africa, naturally free of theine, is blended with mint leaves and rose petals, creating a contrast between the gentle, enveloping undertones of red tea and the fresh, peppery, aromatic notes of mint, modulated by the flowery, sparkling effect of rose petals.

A brand new blend that is already a not-to-be-missed experience.

PREPARATION ADVICE FOR 1 CUP :
Amount of tea leaves: 2.5g
Best water temperature: 95 °C
Infusion time: 5 min

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9 Tasting Notes

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328 tasting notes

Eureka, finally found a way to prepare it – cold brew. It is absolutely lovely (to my taste buds) that way. Minty, but without bitterness and some rooibos body. With a bit of brown sugar it was even better.

Normal amount of rooibos, cold water, put it in the fridge for a couple hours, added a tiny bit of brown sugar. Might be the most stomach friendly drink ever – rooibos AND mint.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Hallieod

Yum, sounds lovely!

TheTeaFairy

Cteresa, I’m not a fan of Rooibos (red rooibos that is, I don’t mind green but there isn’t many green blends out there). I find the medecin taste in the backgroud always ends up ruining the experience for me! But rooibos and mint sound like a harmonious combination somehow :-)

cteresa

TeaFairy, I like rooibos (normally. Some bases I find horrible, some I love and would take plain), so I am coming at this tea from the other direction, so to speak.

As a hot brew tea is really not working for me because I dislike the bitterness (not quite, but can not think of the right word) gets in boiling water. So yeah, this cold brew really works!

And cold brew, you get rooibos as a base, very fresh mint and a hint of the roses…

Ysaurella

happy you finally managed to have the best of this rooibos

LaFleurBleue

I also tried it steeped directly in cold water and loved it too – but I have never been inconvenienced by steeping it in almost boiling water either.
Glad anyway that you found a way to enjoy it.

cteresa

I think it is definetely the boiling water and mint which is a big bit personal turn-off. In cold water it is not just palatable, it is the best (so-far) cold brewed rooibos I have tried! Speaking of which should go make some today!

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This is a backlog note from last night but I have quite the story. I steeped this in my timolino and went off to school. I parked my car and quickly grabbed my stuff because a shuttle from the parking lot to the actual campus was about to come. I realized halfway up the hill to class that I forgot my timolino! I wasn’t going to spend 20 minutes just to grab it so I left my mug for when I returned to my car to go home. When I returned, my tea was still hot! This was 4 hours after parking my car and in the cold. Color me impressed!

Onto the tea. I do like this tea mainly for the peppermint. My sore throat has turned into a small head cold so the peppermint has been soothing for me. Also I have tasted other rooibos teas and nothing compares to Mariage’s rooibos for me. They have some body and other rooibos feel like I’m drinking dirty water.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I had bought this mint rooibos, just to try, thinking it should be nicely refreshing with the mint flavor, also because my husband told me he liked the smell in the shop. But I must confess I was not expecting much of it, as I was afraid of the mint.
Yesterday I opened the bag and smelled it: very refreshing mint, natural smelling for instance.
I brewed it and started drinking it.
And there came the surprise…
Even when the brew is hot, it feels cooling and refreshing. The taste is also much smoother than I expected, most probably as a result from the rose petals sparkled everywhere in the tea (which looks very lovely as well).
The only drawback I see to it is that the brew has a slight toothpaste taste, when the brew is really hot; the mint taste is much more natural and pleasant when it cools down slightly.
Tonight I had absolutely no hesitation in what I felt like drinking.
I believe this should also make an excellent ice tea, and it would also be perfect at the office to replace Rouge Rushka that I’ve almost finished.
An almost perfect hit.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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