Root Beer Float (organic)

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Black Tea
Black Tea, Cinnamon, Natural Flavours, Safflower Petals, Sarsaparilla, White Chocolate
Astringent, Caramel, Cream, Malt, Root Beer, Vanilla, Chocolate, Soap, Spices, Sarsaparilla, Wood, Hops, Cinnamon, Licorice, Anise, Medicinal, Fennel, White Chocolate
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190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 45 sec 13 oz / 379 ml

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  • “This was actually pretty good. For some reason, I had some idea that I wasn’t going to like this one. As others have mentioned, it is not great warm, but I wasn’t really expecting it to because...” Read full tasting note
  • “Kind of sad sipdown. I was just drinking what was supposed to be my second last cup of this and noticed how stale and dusty it was. Other than cinnamon and a vague root beer flavour, I didn’t get...” Read full tasting note
  • “(Apologies in advance because it is 2 am and I know I will ramble.) This one just came out yesterday with Cherry Cola; and while I’m generally too lazy to bother getting anything done before my...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thanks to Azzrian for sending me a bit of this tea – it’s yummy! I’ve had a few different root beer float teas/tisanes, and some were better than others … this is good, but not the best that I’ve...” Read full tasting note


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As far as we’re concerned, the root beer float is king of the soda shop. The crackle and fizz of root beer, the cool richness of vanilla ice cream – what could be better? Well, what if we brought the malt shop right to your tea shelf? With black tea, vanilla, cinnamon and white chocolate, this sweet, lightly creamy black tea blend tastes just like the classic treat. For the full experience, try it as an iced latte with lots of foam.

Ingredients: Organic: black tea from Sri Lanka, vanilla, cinnamon, white chocolate, safflower.

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250 tasting notes

Hot: Not really my “cuppa tea” (har har), reminding me too much of forgotten, day-old root beer that’s turned flat and warm. However, I remember one of the sales-associates recommending this with milk and ice. Hmmm, worth a shot…

Iced: So, I mixed in some sweetened condensed milk instead of just milk and sugar, poured the whole mixture over ice and, oh. monkeys. It’s creamy, delicious root-beer-float-goodness without all the calories of ice cream! I never thought I’d see the day, but it’s here and it’s delicious. I’m not really sure how else to describe it…

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This sounds so delicious! I can never seem to take the time to actually make ice drinks like this, otherwise I’d try this.


It’s actually Super simple to make this one! Just steep you tea like normal (maybe add a touch of extra leaf), add sweetened condensed milk + ice to glass, pour tea over ice, stir, voila!

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464 tasting notes

This cold-brewed tea tastes even more like root beer with a little root beer schnapps added in. Happy birthday to my sister! :-)

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773 tasting notes

“do you buy root beer and leave it opened on the dashboard of your car all day before enjoying it? well if you like your root beer flat and warm, then this is the tea for you!!”

damn i can’t remember where i saw it, but i read a review once of a root beer tea that enthusiastically read like that. and i STILL laugh at the joke today. it made an impression.

this is a tea i tasted 3 months ago and never made a note about.
i do remember finding it strange while not hating it.
but it did taste strange enough to procrastinate drinking it again. and it made my cup very dirty with lots of floaties. so clean-up was even more reason to procrastinate. and then i eventually did try it again, and again didn’t hate it.

so. ya. root beer float. didn’t hate it.


Cheaper to buy a big gulp size, let it go flat and heat it up…gross!

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200 tasting notes

On my latest trip to Davidstea, I knew I had to get this, but I only got a 1/2 oz since I didn’t know if I would like it. I’m a huge root beer fan, though, and I should have gotten more, but oh well.

I cold brewed this last night for 12 hours and it is absolutely delicious. I might try a stronger cold-brew next time. Or, since I’m reading people had difficulty cold-brewing theirs, I might try doing the hot-steep method and then cooling it off. Drinking root beer flavored tea hot doesn’t appeal to me too much ;)

I also tried to add a little seltzer but that didn’t really work. Tea was a little too weak for that. Whenever I get more, I’m definitely going to cold brew it a little stronger.

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358 tasting notes

Another tea from The Traveling Tea Box that I am just now getting to. I didn’t know what to expect from the first sip, because the dry leaves smell like artificial root beer, while the tea’s aroma is of spicy cinnamon with a hint of vanilla. The first sip surprised me, because it really does taste like root beer! Well, an artificial canned soda tasting root beer. I am not getting much of the vanilla ice cream flavor from this cup, although adding milk and a little sugar brings out more of a creamy vanilla flavor. I’m actually really enjoying this cup! I have just enough left to save for my fiancee, who adores root beer!

-Dry blend has medium black tea leaves and twigs with pieces of cinnamon and flavoring and small orange petals.
-Dry leaves smell like artificial root beer. Tea liquor aroma is of spicy cinnamon with a hint of vanilla.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy medium yellow brown color with a film on top.
-Spicy root beer flavor and finish. Artificial root beer soda aftertaste with a note of creamy vanilla.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. Spicy root beer flavor with a hint of creamy vanilla ice cream. Slightly artificial taste, like canned root beer soda.

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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289 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: Creamy root beer.

Liquor: Dark brown, clouded with white chocolat. Smells just like an root beer float!

Flavour: Tastes just like a creamy root beer float.

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oh man, that sounds good. White chocolate in tea is amazing.


oh wow, when does this come out??


June 20th!


It’s now on my calendar ;)

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440 tasting notes

I first tried this one hot, and it was interesting. There were definite root beer notes, but I wasn’t sold on the flavour. So instead of giving up I tried it iced. This time it was a lot better. I think I’d prefer it to be a straight root beer instead of float, though, as the cream factor is still slightly offputting for me. That said, I am going to try this with ice cream and see how that goes!

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Oh man.

Oh man oh man oh man.

Like I mentioned in my tasting note for Southern Belle; I made a couple different tea syrups today, and this is one of them. There was a toss up whether I wanted to use this with club soda for a tea soda or if I wanted to pour it over fruit; once I had decided that tea soda was too safe I was then daunted with the decision of peaches or pears. With the help of the fantastic people in the Steepster Chat Group I decided on Peaches, and also vanilla ice cream.

So I had a can of halved peaches, with the tea syrup poured over and then a scoop of vanilla ice cream situated in the center of the bowl. And holy shit it was heavenly. Everything came together in the most fantastic way and fireworks went off on the surface of my tongue.

The tea syrup alone was quite tasty; mostly it was just really sweet but faint notes of cinnamon could be picked out in addition to strong rootbeer/vanilla flavours. Of course this complimented the vanilla ice cream exceedingly well. And then, the vanilla ice cream complimented the peach halves, and that really helped to tie everything together. But the Rootbeer/Peach would have worked on its own too; it’s hard to explain but the contrasting flavours made one another pop while the sweetness shared by both helped to prevent them from clashing.

A+; Would make again!

Oh, and I posted it on the Southern Belle note but I’ll paste it here too for consistency/reference. This was my tea syrup recipe:

- 1 tbsp. of leaf steeped in about an oz. of boiling water for roughly 4 min.
- This highly concentrated brew was then strained
- I then added approx. 2 1/2 tbsp. of white sugar into the tea
- This is heated up to dissolve the sugar
- The overall “yeild” was about a shot worth of tea syrup


I told you! Peaches and Cream Rootbeer Float Sundae. I would totally buy that from an ice cream shoppe.


That sounds AMAZING. Totally need to try tea syrups now!

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757 tasting notes

Well, it certainly tastes like root beer when brewed as/for iced tea. I attempted to make frothy milk a la microwave for a foamy topping. Worked ok. It’s weird how black tea, cinnamon, and white chocolate can combine to taste like root beer. The only thing is, my mouth and brain are confused drinking this. I’m not sure I want to drink a tea that tastes like root beer. I’m undecided in whether I like this or not. I’m glad I just got a few grams of this.

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554 tasting notes

I had this one yesterday afternoon but forgot to log it!

The smell of this one is unbelieveably like root beer. I love the actually root beer beverage so I had to try it, and the smell for sure lives up to the name.
I only made an 8oz glass, which for me is small. I always do 16ozs or more… but I wanted to ease myself into this tea.
My timer was acting up on me, so I think I may have steeped it a bit longer than I should have…
Once I tried it, I have to agree with another reviewer here. It was a weak taste when hot, but as it cooled, you could really get the flavours coming out of it. It is definitely a root beer flavoured tea. It was so yummy, but sweet! I made the mistake of adding the tinyest amount of sugar to it and I realize now I shouldn’t have. It was far too sweet. I think if I had skipped that I would have been fine.
I did add some milk to it too to try and bring out the creaminess. It did help, but even still, I think it would have been just fine without the milk.
I think I’d like to try this one chilled as it’ll probably make it taste more like what I expect when I hear root beer (A cold sweet beverage).
Also, I think this tea will be one of those ones that I save for when I want a sweet treat and something completely different.

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