drank Red African Fire by t Leaf T
62 tasting notes

Had this as iced tea, second time around. Wasn’t really sure how much to use but all in all added 1 heaped tablespoon to around a liter of water. I did this in two steeps, first steep was around 15 mins, poured brew into a glass bottle, then steeped same leaves again for some time until I felt I’d got as much of the flavour out as possible. Added to same bottle and topped up with water, placed in fridge till cold.

Conclusion – making your own iced tea is cheap and thirst quenching and beats store-bought (sugary or artificially flavoured) carbonated drinks. I will be making more! I can imagine though that the choice of tea plays a big part in how nice it is.

Obviously due to chilling time you’re gonna make this by the bottle, not per cup.

About the tea – Red African Fire, its an orange flavoured rooibos and I let it steep a long time, but prob should’ve used more tea for the volume of water. The colour was there, but it wasn’t orangy enough in flavour. I got a hint of the same medicinal compound that I recognise from my first ever rooibos – this didn’t bother me, but I’m sure now it’s from the rooibos.

Flavors: Orange, Rooibos

4 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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