Root Beer Float Black Tea

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Black Tea
Marshmallow Root, Organic Flavours, Premium Black Teas
Creamy, Fruity, Root Beer, Sarsaparilla, Cardboard, Cream
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 384 ml

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  • “I have to give this credit for being one of the most accurate to smell teas I’ve ever had. It smells like root beer down to the carbonation. I made this extra strong due to not thinking terribly...” Read full tasting note
  • “Day 2 of 52 teas 12 days of Christmas. I should have known this would happen but I didn’t think it all the way through before I purchased this set of teas. I have had this tea before and actually...” Read full tasting note
  • “and just as quickly as this tea arrives in my mail box it is gone with our youngest. sigh. truth be told i mostly got it for him anyway… i was snooping to see what 52teas was releasing this week...” Read full tasting note
  • “Out of all the Christmas samples I received from 52 teas, this was the one I was most excited to try. Actually no, I take that back-I was most excited about banana pudding, and that excitement was...” Read full tasting note

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There is nothing like a rootbeer float, especially one made with some real draft rootbeer like they have at A&W. I really hope they don’t sue me for using their image, but when I think of rootbeer floats, that’s all I can think of. If you’ve never had draft rootbeer from an A&W restaurant, you’ve never really had rootbeer. And a rootbeer float from A&W… well, let’s just say there’s a reason I really need to go on a diet.

This special blend of premium black teas, marshmallow root and organic flavors comes close enough to the real thing that for zero calories, I’ll be drinking this all day when I’m not saving calories for the real thing.

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1722 tasting notes

Thanks muchly to Lala for sending some my way! I love root beer, and haven’t had a root beer float in ages (the picture on the pouch makes me want to experience that again sometime) so in order to try to emulate root beer in a cold, frosty mug, I decided to cold steep this.

And it’s truly yummy, like root beer with a stronger black tea background. Kind of wish I saved a bit for a hot cup to compare but this is an excellent alternative to actual root beer.

Speaking of experiences, I went to a movie at the theatre for the first time since 2010. Mockingjay broke my four-year streak. Not as captivating as the first two but I still can’t wait for the next to come out!


you broke it for that? lesigh


Ugh, yeah. I showed my mom the first two on Sunday night and we thought screw it, let’s see the next one in the theatre now. Clearly I don’t get out much.


Do you not like going to the cinema?


I don’t go to the movies much anymore either. Mostly because, the sound is too loud and I have to wear earplugs to make it even bearable. Even then the sound is so loud sometimes it still causes me pain.


Angrboda, I love going to the movies, but I just never had a life whilst going to university. Now that I’m done with it, I have time to go again. :)

I’m sorry the sound systems are too loud for you, yyz. I can see what you mean. I was surprised at how loud it was yesterday.


yeah…we like the movies as a treat, though now that we have the new tv, even harder to justify going since we can be comfy AND control the volume.. i had a headache the last time we went


Oh yeah, hard to justify when you can sit at home and watch a movie on your own time in your own chair on a nice big flatscreen. For free! I recently bought a 39", and got a Shomi subscription, which works well enough for me. But still, it’s nice to see a movie… that’s supposed to be super awesome… in the theatre every once in a while.


We enjoy going but we’re very particular about what to see when there, so we only go maybe once a year or something like that. It has to be a really good film, otherwise I just feel like I’ve wasted my time, far more than I would if I’d watched it at home.


That’s exactly how I feel about it too, Angrboda. I can’t justify spending that kind of money all of the time to see random mediocre films.


We have a comfortable economy in this household, so it’s not really the money for us so much as it’s the time. :) Somehow wasting time seems even worse than wasting money with some things.

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286 tasting notes

Well, no surprises here. Tastes sweet and creamy. I’m surprised at the how strong the root beer flavour is for a tea, and it oddly works! If I still drank soda it would be root beer, but since I don’t I can satisfy any cravings with this tea.

Thanks for the sample, Lala! Yums!


Root beer is the one soda I can’t give up, even though drinking stuff with bubbles makes me feel so terrible and pukey.


Yeah, they’re pretty harsh on me too :(


Funny you brought that up…we ate out last night and I drank the first root beer I’ve had in…a year? Barq’s. Pretty tasty!

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76 tasting notes

I think that this tea is as close to a rootbeer float as a tea can get. The marshmallow is a really nice touch that adds a bit of depth to the flavor. It really gives it that vanilla ice cream flavor. I only had a few sips of it because my husband really enjoyed. Usually when he tries any tea he doesn’t say anything about it but this one he really liked.

On another note: I’m so glad the discussions page is working! I was having withdrawals over the weekend..

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2401 tasting notes

I received this one from the mystery bag split Marzipan, Mandy and I did. Thanks! The dry leaves here actually smell exactly like root beer. No idea how! There is also some marshmallow root that I also love to see, though for a root beer float tea, there probably should have been more. The flavor is definitely root beer, though it is paired with the black tea I’m not fond of. With some flavors, it’s more tolerable though! I’m surprised there isn’t ginger or sarsaparilla in this blend though. There isn’t too much flavor from the mallow root. I don’t mind this one hot like some others, but it would probably be even better cold. I’ll definitely be drinking this tea with dinner or something, when I don’t want to crack open a soda. :D
Steep #1 // just boiled // 45 second steep
Steep #2 // half mug // just boiled // 2-3 min

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TTBC2 #7

I have never been a fan of rootbeer as I have always found it to taste just awfully artificial. I thought it was because it’s soda. But I guess not. I guess the rootbeer taste is just that because I noticed the same “artificial” note in this tea.

Needless to say, I wasn’t too happy with it. I was hoping for something more gingery, spicy even. But, man, this sure is freakin’ rootbeer soda. Oh, and the “float” part, which I assume should be the ice cream part? I haven’t noticed it.

It has to be said, however, that the base tea tasted really good and was just the right amount of strong. It’s just that the flavoring is not exactly up my alley. I can see someone who is a great rootbeer fan loving this tea to pieces.

1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I know I should stay away from this one too. Root beer = bleh.


I would still like to try some other rootbeer blends in the future to see if they can taste a little… different.

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1474 tasting notes

Um… so… not sure why I tried this, but it sounded like a good idea at the time. Made it iced, I knew it’s an old, old batch (likely two years old), I’ve had issues with all of the older 52 Teas tasting like cardboard. Sadly… this also tasted like cardboard. Root beer flavored cardboard, alas, not for me.

So hard to find this tea on here (didn’t think of spelling it this way).

Flavors: Cardboard, Cream, Root Beer

Iced 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

That is about what I got from the butterbeer. :/


Yep, I’m about ready to pitch the whole lot of it, and that’s a LOT of tea. :(


can’t wait to try the new improved blends from liberteas!

Liquid Proust

This sounds like a tea my brother would love


What a nice review. This sounds really good.


I had this today and mine was bereft of any root beer flavour whatsoever. :(


I think hot most of them have lost their flavoring, but cold it’s still coming through (thankfully). Still, cardboard. :( Sil, I agree!


The 52teas Tiramisu tea that I loved so much has lost all it’s delicious flavor. :( I’ll have to try it cold brewed and see if it is salvageable that way.

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417 tasting notes

I’m enjoying this one while listening to the Rushmore soundtrack. I was hoping that this would be a little bit sweeter and with more minty bite, but it’s pretty good as is. The flavoring is at a good level for fast consumption.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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35 tasting notes

I tried this from Travelling Tea Box C. It was a bit sweeter than I prefer, but it delivered a root beer taste as promised.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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