Scuba Garden

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Fruit Rooibos Blend
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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From Samova

A healthy blend from the warm volcanic underwater world. SCUBA GARDEN is made of only the purest volcanic sea spirolina (blue-green algae), our mildest green Rooibos and select cranberries. This trio provides a feeling of wellness and weightlessness.

Ingredients:
Green Rooibos, finely sliced cranberry, orange flakes, spirulina algae, aroma

Pure as the deep ocean! Let your taste buds savour this unique new blend. Followers of Jacques Cousteau take three heaped tea spoons per 0.8l samova pot and let decompress four minutes before surfacing.

For the “wow” factor at your next cocktail party, how about an ice-cooled Scuba Garden champagne punch with fruit that has been marinated in rum or liqueur ?

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I was in transit via Frankfurt, Germany recently and saw that this company’s teas were featured in the airport lounge, so I picked up a few different bags to take with me. The name threw me at first – Samova, not Samovar? Huh? When I got home I looked them up and sure enough, there’s a German tea company named Samova that gives all its varieties cute names – how could I resist Scuba Garden? And then I saw that this particular one included spirulina algae, which I’ve never seen included in a tea or tisane before. The plot thickens!

So, this is a blend of green rooibos, spirulina, cranberry and orange, caffeine free. After four minutes of steeping time I’ve got a clear orange liquor with a hint of brown, and an aroma of orange. The flavor is strongly of orange, but the rooibos gives it a nice natural sweetness. I don’t detect any trace of cranberry or spirulina, but maybe that’s a good thing? It’s a pleasant enough tisane that was definitely worth trying for the name alone.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Do they have a website? I’d love to get my hands on this!

Jaime

Spirulina? What? I’m with Cofftea on this, I have got to try it!

Adham

http://www.samova.net/samova_2004/home_start_en.php

I have not checked out their shipping costs yet…

Cofftea

Yeah finally found it too. DEFINITELY getting the cocktail book and tea liquor. I wish Jason was around- that’d be a GREAT steepster select combo.

Adham

You may wish to check and see if the cocktail book is available in English too, unless you’re okay with going for it in German -

Cofftea

Haha DUH! I’m not used to ordering from places like Germany- I didn’t even think of that.I feel dumb now lol.

Cofftea

From their FAQ… Our flat-rate for postage and packing is EUR 6 Should your order exceed EUR 50, delivery is free. For orders with a goods value of less than EUR 15 there is an additional minimum order charge of EUR 3 in order not to incur a loss. …sounds too good to be true for the USA.

inguna

Frankfurt airport … that does not bring the best memories. I have never heard of any tea with spirulina algae. Hm ….

Paul M Tracy

I used to be a spirulina fanatic in college (I even sold supplements to “supplement” my income) but haven’t used it in years. I’d never think to put it in a blend. I wonder if the heat of the water damages any of the beneficials?

Cofftea

Paul, I’ve heard boiling water kills (at least true) tea benefits… I’ve also heard from a tea company that hot water of any temp kills benefits, but I don’t believe that.

Paul M Tracy

I went back to some of my old reference materials. The main benefits of spirulina are minerals (which should survive the steeping temperature?) and protein which may or may not denature in boiling water. It’s definitely creative and something unique, though.

Cofftea

Hm… as for the minerals, I’d actually think the hotter and longer the better then so more are extracted.

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