African Rooibos

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Rooibos Tea
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “Hmmmm. I am drinking this to say I drank it. Anyone else do that? This was actually sent to me by a friend who, I THINK, likes it, but rooibos and I have an uneasy relationship. Some kinds...” Read full tasting note
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  • “backlogging from last night. This tea is unremarkable, and muddy in flavor and texture. I added 2 lumps sugar and a splash of milk, which just muddied it more. It was drinkable, but not one I...” Read full tasting note
    janefan 2654 tasting notes
  • “For a "tea" that's not really a tea at all, it wasn't half bad. That said, I can't honestly say that it was half good either :) Kind of unremarkable and not particularly noteworthy. It did have an...” Read full tasting note
    shotwell 37 tasting notes
  • “I had "red tea" when I was in high school and never knew what tea leaves where used to make it. The red tea was sweet and had a mellow flavor that was slightly nutty. I like it better than many...” Read full tasting note
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Great all-around bagged tea for everyday bagged drinkers or even for loose drinkers. The tea has a distinct taste that only you can interpret, and definitely a great alternative to straight loose drinkers.

The African Rooibos is great for the midday or afternoon. The tea also softens up a touch when just a pinch of milk is added, but it’s all for your preference. Also, the bag is made of some silky material which takes a lot of the baggy taste out of the ordinary cup.

Overall, great tea for any time of day, and great for people just starting to get in to bagged tea, or tea in general.

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Bought it on an impulse for the first time a few months ago, absolutely fell in love with the stuff. This is the first (and unfortunately, at the moment, the only) rooibos I’ve had yet, but I can’t get enough of the stuff. I steep mine for about 4 minutes, throw maybe a teaspoon of sugar in it, and I’m happy.

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amazing with that hint of rooibos earthy sweet taste

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Another Important Lesson: A Keurig is only for coffee. NOT TEA.
Had a cup of this tonight, brewed in water from my boyfriend’s Kuerig. I usually really love this tea, it’s a nice simple Rooibos. But tonight? It tasted like coffee. way bitter, and wrong.

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33 tasting notes

Delicious, heady rooibos; fruity, wine-like, and almost sweet. It brews a dark liquour with a strong flavor. It is better than most rooibos.

It is especially good with milk. Adding sugar is unnecessary but does not hurt.

It contains no ingredients except rooibos, unlike most grocery store products with “Red Tea” or “Rooibos” in their name. It is one of the few very good teas that you will have a chance of finding at your local supermarket.

Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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I tend to oversteep my tea and drink it lukewarm. This rooibos stands up well to my preparation, with a mildly sweet, nutty taste.

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jspiros gave this to me. Delicious and never oversteeps!

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18 tasting notes

A buddy of mine gave me some of this stuff. Definitely the best bagged tea I’ve ever had.

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