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Red Velvet Chocolate

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Rooibos Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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  • “Nothing like sitting in front of the computer doing analytical left-brain things all day, then coming home and spending the evening milking what's left of the other side to write creative kids'...” Read full tasting note
    gmathis 1631 tasting notes
  • “Er, I may have hit up a mall in a major city and gone to both DAVIDsTea and Lupicia, and come away with some tea. Oops. Well, time to work on my sipdowns. This has one more pot left in it, which I...” Read full tasting note
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    Rosehips 685 tasting notes
  • “I have discovered the thing to do with this is just cut the teabags open and use three of them for one mug of tea. It is sweet and chocolate-y, still I am not sure I would buy this again and I wish...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2179 tasting notes
  • “Backlog from yesterday. I had this with my dinner while at Panera. At first I had my doubts about eating there but it was super convenient at the time and then I saw they carry Republic of Tea and...” Read full tasting note
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    indigobloom 1259 tasting notes

From The Republic of Tea

Have your cake and sip it too! Indulge your sweet tooth with this healthy, caffeine-free infusion. Antioxidant-rich rooibos is blended with chocolate and beet root bits to taste just like the classic red velvet cake. The perfect cup to accompany birthdays and other celebrations.

About The Republic of Tea View company

The Republic of Tea is a progressive and socially conscious business recognized for being the leading purveyor of more than 200 premium teas and herbs, ready-to-drink iced teas and more. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a tea revolution in America with the purpose of enriching people’s lives through the experience of premium teas and a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle.

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1631 tasting notes

Nothing like sitting in front of the computer doing analytical left-brain things all day, then coming home and spending the evening milking what’s left of the other side to write creative kids’ activities. I am squoze dry. (The creative stuff is the most fun; wish I didn’t have to save it for the dregs of the day.)

And because the cookies mysteriously disappeared while I was at work—two dozen whittled down to two, this is the dessert I’m trying to perk myself up with. It’s not a bad little rooibos, Charlie Brown; it just needs a little love, a small cup, and the bag left in throughout. Not sure I’m getting much chocolate out of it, but it’s still OK for a dessert/nightcap.

Ellyn

Long days can be hard -- but good tea makes it better!

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685 tasting notes

Er, I may have hit up a mall in a major city and gone to both DAVIDsTea and Lupicia, and come away with some tea. Oops.
Well, time to work on my sipdowns. This has one more pot left in it, which I may kill off tonight, if I’m feeling ambitious. This was a decent enough starter tea, but I’ve grown past it, and I am done. I wont get it again.
Edit- Sipdown!

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2179 tasting notes

I have discovered the thing to do with this is just cut the teabags open and use three of them for one mug of tea. It is sweet and chocolate-y, still I am not sure I would buy this again and I wish I could buy it in loose leaf form.

Cheryl

Need to retry this. Did not like, at all, first time around.

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1259 tasting notes

Backlog from yesterday. I had this with my dinner while at Panera. At first I had my doubts about eating there but it was super convenient at the time and then I saw they carry Republic of Tea and I took it as a sign. (Have some nasty memories associated with that place, Kristaleyn, they can be replaced!)
Anyhow, this tea… Hmmm. Well it was great, I really felt as if I was drinking red velvet! with a fraction of the calories (I did add a packet of rock sugar). And no milk needed! sometimes I find milk enhances/detracts from a rooibos dessert tea. In this case, I feel it would have taken away from the natural creaminess that was already there.
When it was really hot, I found the intense astringency a bit annoying but as it cooled… it toned down significantly. Also, I wish the flavour was a bit more intense, just a tad. Otherwise, I am in love! :)
Anyhow, I’m headed to a tea tasting today!!! I’ve been looking forward to it for weeks now. Yeaaay!!

Kittenna

Good to hear your bad memories have been pushed aside :)

Where is this tea tasting? What sorts of fun teas are you going to be trying (or is it a mystery??)

Indigobloom

Me to! relieved actually.
It’s at Tao Tea Leaf in Toronto. This is all I know:
2012 Spring Tea Tasting Event

Our tea sommelier has returned from China with exceptional fresh teas. Tao Tea Leaf invites you to join our 3rd annual Spring Tea Tasting event. Travel through our 2012 tea tour stories and photos. Taste our newly arrived fresh and rare teas.

Kittenna

Ooh! I expect to hear about how it went when you return! :D Sounds like tons of fun!

Dylan Oxford

Packets of rock sugar? They make packets?

Indigobloom

errr well not really rock sugar. that sugar in the raw stuff, only it was a different brand…

Indigobloom

Ahhh it was amaaazing!! tea heaven, oh yes it was! :P

Bonnie

Butiki has raw pellets…I bought them…like brown crystals, small jewels. I have them in a pretty jar for special tea times…guests…or ME!

Indigobloom

LOL do they sparkle in the sunlight :P

Bonnie

No, I do!

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I’m digging this one way more than I did before. I received a large tin of this today! It’s smells very chocolaty and when I steeped it it lost a little bit of that chocolate smell but the taste is VERY smooth and vanilla-YUM and the rooibos is a delight. It more red in color than I expected but I will chalk that up to the beet root! I’m liking this one a little bit more iced than hot but they are both good.

Crocuta

Do you think that pairing this with a red velvet cupcake would be a velvet overload? ;)

LefTea

I don’t think there is such a thing as red velvet overload.

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Thank you Jaime for the most wonderful package, which included this tisane (my cupboard went from 74 to 92 teas OVERNIGHT! O-M-G!)

I really enjoyed the flavor of this tea! There was definitely a chocolate cake like flavor. CAKE!! They really did the cake part!!! (neat!) I was shocked and pleased at the red velvet cake color (must be the beets!)

I took this with a touch of sugar crystals and a splash of milk, and I’m not sure if it weakened it a bit or what, but next time I would use a little less water and maybe a minute more on the steep to get a little more strength. I would also like to try it sans additions. I have two more bags left, but I need to go to Wegman’s tonight – if they have it I would pick up a tin FOR SURE! It would be a great addition to my tisane arsenal!

CAKE!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Meghann M

Still have to try this sample, I can’t wait to taste the cake!

Jaime

And that is why I don’t put samples in my cupboard!! I’d honestly probably be over 100 if I did!!

JacquelineM

I used to not put samples in my cupboard, but it gave me a sort of tea amnesia – I would say to myself “but I really don’t have THAT much tea!” and would buy more and more and more and it got out of hand! This virtual cupboard has been so good in helping me realize how much great tea I have, even if it is only 2 pots or so worth. :) Otherwise you might see me on television on a Hoarders episode!

Jaime

Valid point, but I’m still in denial about the amount of tea I have. I bought four tins last night. It’s not hoarding, it’s stockpiling in case the zombies come and I can’t leave the house for more tea.

Irrational rationalization. I has it!!

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Wow, quite impressed by the vibrant beet color this tisane steeped up. The aroma smells of chocolate and cake, but not a plain old chocolate cake, this smells like the cake in red velvet cake. I’m very impressed with how well the cake flavor translates into liquid tea form. The chocolate is light, but I think I prefer it this way. The only thing missing is the cream cheese frosting. Maybe there is a cheesecake flavored coffee creamer I could add to get this in the tea? I love this with a few ounces of skim milk. Very bakey and delicious. I definitely have to order a tin of this! Thank you Kristen for sending me some of this to try!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Jaime

Oh, let me know if you find that cheesecake flavored creamer!

Meghann M

I will. I know international delight has an Italian wedding cake that might be close. Otherwise hoping one comes available soon.

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It’s he-re!!

Rushed home to find this on my doorstep, and immediately ripped into it. Brewed for 10 minutes, my standard steep for rooibos teas. It brews up a lovely red color (as well it should, considering the name!).

It tastes like red velvet cake batter. Really, it does. Sweet, with that distinct chocolate taste that’s unique to red velvet cakes. So someone at the Republic did their homework, and I’ll give them an A! There’s even the barest hint of cream cheese frosting. It’s going to be a staple in my cupboard now, and I cannot wait to get some vanilla ice cream and make either a tea float or a teashake with this!! I’ll try it as a latte soon.

You can taste the rooibos, and if you don’t like that, this might not be for you. It’s not overwhelmingly strong, but it is obvious that this tea is built upon that base.

(And, since I know you’ll ask, you can’t taste the beet root bits. Trust me, I’d tell you. I do not like beets.)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Cofftea

Tea float! Get a cheesecake flavored ice cream:) Strawberry cheesecake would be amazing w/ this:)

Kristen

thanks, think I will go ahead and order this.. I am not usually a big fan of rooibos but I think this is worth a try!!!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Jaime I NEED this, pretty please :-)

Jaime

Rach, you got some! Just be sure to PM me, too…Cause I’m good at forgetting things.

Cofftea: I hadn’t even considered cheesecake flavored ice cream. Yes, yes, that will be done.

amandajo

Thank god it does not taste like beets! I am not a fan of them either!

Meghann M

I’ve never had beets, so wasn’t too worried. But glad this is awesome. Ordering soon! Now off to plot my order for RoT, Davids and TeaGuys!

Cofftea

Their green bush is the only way I’ll consume beets;)

Paul M Tracy

It’s the even slightest potential of a chocolate and cream cheese combo that got me!

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Thanks to momo for sending me a few bags of this tea! I don’t have some love affair with red velvet cake like it seems many other people do, but I think DT’s version came out around the same time as I was swapping, and so I was curious as to how they compared. I definitely prefer DT’s version, perhaps partially because this one is rooibos, which I didn’t realize until after I brewed it. Anyhow, this version isn’t too bad – sweet and chocolatey, with minimal rooibos flavour marring the chocolate. I used two teabags for a ~10-12 ounce cup, which probably worked out well. It’s strong, the way I prefer it, though I’d probably opt out of drinking this tea again given a choice.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

It’s definitely better doubled up. Haven’t tried it with milk yet, but that might be nice, too.

Kittenna

Hmm, yeah, I could definitely see that! Might mask any rooibos flavour that’s left.

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Thanks to momo for the sample.

This isn’t bad. Brewed up pure I was getting chocolate but wasn’t getting any red velvet. So I splashed some soy milk into this and it definitely helped bring out that cake creaminess. This is on par with the peppermint chocolate I tried the other night.

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