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I stopped into Whole Foods, needing a quick tea fix. I’ve been out for the past several week. No need to worry, I just placed an order at Butiki Teas. This tea was on sale so I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised! The tea has a green tea base with notes of citrus and licorice. It’s light and refreshing, I approve! It is a bagged tea so the flavor isn’t as full as I would like but regardless this is a good tea.
1) Starting out, this has a really fresh bouquet. As i like to steep my greens long, I am going to steep for 5 minutes and see how that changes. My water temp is 220 F. Right now I smell the nettle, the mint, and the green tea itself the most.
2) The mint is definitely the strongest after steeping.
3) First taste: needs a bit of sweetener. I am using white sugar, about 1/4 tsp.
4) Now it’s good to go. Nice and mild, but the mint is definitely present in an almost overpowering way. I think this is a “try and recommend for mint lovers” kind of tea, but not for me.
This is an unusual blend for me as I tend to avoid “spicy” teas. While the first few sips had me on edge, as one might feel exploring a new and possibly hostile land, the flavor eventually won me over. I’ve been having it with breakfast over the past few days.
I am intrigued that it is marketed toward men – is there some ingredient that is specific for men’s health but not women’s? Despite being a woman, I sometimes want to “Feel Like Zeus.”
Went to Whole Foods this morning for the ingredients to make dinner, and needed some tea. I saw this in the blah selection of teabags to choose from and decided to try it since I’ve never had a green Darjeeling.
Not bad for bagged tea, although I’m sure having full on green Darjeeling would be much better. It worked for my morning fix though And now I just want to go back to sleep now that everything is in the slow cooker.
Since this is the brand served by the school coffee shop, I’ve been drinking this for the past two days. Yesterday I mixed it with a white tea, but today I had it solo on ice. It’s a very nice tea; the flavor is light, but somehow crisp, and drinking it as an iced tea only makes that flavor more distinct. It has a very refreshing taste, and gives me the perk-up I need on these stressful school days.
This tea used to always rescue me at work. I worked at the front desk so nodding was def no-no. I would drink it around 2pm whenever I’d had a heavy lunch or when I felt sluggish. This tastes very good and citrusy. It would give me the boost to finish out the work day, and most times to even ‘live my OWN life’ after work. You should also try Allegros ‘Everyday Amazing’, its wonderful for a productive day and no jitters.
This tastes better than I’d anticipated, and mostly is dominated by the lemon myrtle, spearmint, and light cinnamon flavours. Nothing overpowering about any aspect of this tea, which was quite nice. I wanted to try to drink it this morning instead of my usual boring coffee, and while for the most part it was ideal- but almost felt too healthy! Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing….just that I have to work on my vices. :)
A small shot of caffeine before and an iced herbal after has become a workout routine for me. I decided to try this one because what guy doesn’t want to feel like Zeus after a hard workout?
Out of the package, there’s a strong fragrance of ginger and cinnamon and a slight citrusy note. Before it even brewed, this just seemed like it was going to be “hot.”
Once prepared, you have a bright yellow liquid (it’s almost fluorescent) that continues to smell strongly of ginger. In flavor, this proved to be much more mellow than expected. The chicory and mate help tame this down a bit, but the aftertaste is warm.
The proportion of spice to herb must be fairly high because this really does result in quite a zesty concoction. I brewed some double strength and put it over ice and it was a great pick-me-up. Now I just need a reason to throw lightning bolts to give it a full test.
Amount: 1 2.2g teabag
Water: boiling filtered
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: red, pepper, clove, cardamom, woody, spicy, earthy
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, red tea, woodsy
Flavor: red tea, woodsy
Aftertaste: ginger, pepper, cardamom
Liquor: translucent reddish brown
A Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea!
I can only have so much caffeine per day, and adore chai so I was excited by this tea. The smell was very potent and promising, but the cup turned out OK, it was a solid red with some spice to it, but I prefer chai with a bit more spice/kick.
Post-Steep Additives: none
I drink tea twice a day, and then got pregnant and worried about some of the unusual herbs in what I normally drink and wanted to go totally caffeine free. That’s how I discovered Rooibos Red Spice. It’s a versatile tea that I enjoy both for breakfast and at bedtime. I love that the spices are mild and there’s no licorice, which ruins most spice teas for me. It’s a nice deep color that makes me not miss my English Breakfast tea.
I wasn’t fond of this smell but the Rooibos blend ended up being semi-enjoyable…surprisingly…
It says Full Bodied and Robust with warm spice…I don’t think it was full-bodied/robust but it was sweet and juicy with a little bit of spice…not over the top – which is good, in my book, to not over do it with the spice esp with a rooibos.