Ruby Red

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Apple, Blackberry Leaves, Hibiscus, Lemon Peel, Lemongrass, Roasted Chicory Root, Rose Hip Peels, Rose Petals
Flavors
Citrus, Grapefruit, Tangy, Tart, Sweet, Fruity, Rose
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by DAVIDsTEA
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec 109 oz / 3217 ml

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  • “I had this almost a week ago now and am just getting around to reviewing it. The baby has been teething, and our daily routine has been interrupted quite a bit by that as well as other things, so...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This has the grapefruit flavor nailed but there is added elements as well that I feel detracts from the tea as a whole. The apple and rose add sweet and floral which take away from what should be a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I think I missed actually drinking this earlier…. but I located it (randomly) in a bag at my boyfriend’s place, and opted to try some! It was actually surprisingly tasty! Really tasted like...” Read full tasting note
    76
  • “Ruby Red + Main Squeeze (1:1), iced, sweetened with stevia. This is a great combo for a Monday morning when you just cannot get your act together. Also, I think I’m just going to keep adding random...” Read full tasting note

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When the grapefruit was first discovered in the 1700s, it was known as the “forbidden fruit.” And the juicy, vibrant Ruby Red is the world’s most popular type. So why does everyone love it so much? Easy. It’s sweeter, fruitier and more flavourful than your typical grapefruit. And most importantly…it’s bright pink! With citrus, rosehips and hibiscus, this fruity, pink tea is a celebration of this fun and tasty fruit. Really want to start your day off right? Brew it extra strong and mix with some Prosecco for a refreshing grapefruit mimosa.

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484 tasting notes

I had this almost a week ago now and am just getting around to reviewing it. The baby has been teething, and our daily routine has been interrupted quite a bit by that as well as other things, so the older boys have been bouncing off the walls. Needless to say, I haven’t had much time for tea.

I mostly remember that I liked this and it did seem to taste pleasantly of grapefruit. I’ll have to make another cup and possibly write a more nuanced note.

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This has the grapefruit flavor nailed but there is added elements as well that I feel detracts from the tea as a whole. The apple and rose add sweet and floral which take away from what should be a bright and citrusy drink. Also, if I didn’t know better, I would blame licorice root for an underlying sweetness though it is coming from another source (maybe the chicory?) and I am just not loving it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Too bad. This one smells really really good.

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4529 tasting notes

I think I missed actually drinking this earlier…. but I located it (randomly) in a bag at my boyfriend’s place, and opted to try some! It was actually surprisingly tasty! Really tasted like grapefruit – deliciously tangy and aromatic. Actually quite a good herbal.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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308 tasting notes

Ruby Red + Main Squeeze (1:1), iced, sweetened with stevia.

This is a great combo for a Monday morning when you just cannot get your act together.

Also, I think I’m just going to keep adding random fruit blends to Main Squeeze. I don’t like Main Squeeze enough to repurchase it (at least not in large quantities), but the flavor’s unoffensive and pleasant. I like that, when mixed, it doesn’t compete with other flavorful, tropical-y blends.

I’m hoping to make a significant dent in my DT stash in the next month or so. Preparation is key. The majority of my teas are teas I prefer iced/cold, so it’s really just a matter of getting them into the pitcher…

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Kristal

That’s exactly how I’ve used up so many milder herbals: steeping them in iced teas. It’s a really good way of doing it!

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132 tasting notes

(steeped hot then poured over a cup of ice)

really lovely, true pink grapefruit flavour; sweet and tart citrus aromas up front with the chicory root giving a bitter aftertaste. wonderful iced, would not drink hot but it would probably still taste just fine

Flavors: Grapefruit, Sweet, Tangy, Tart

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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94 tasting notes

Iced, this is great! I love grapefruit and this didn’t disappoint. When I get a custom tea in my “$1” mug, it’s usually this or black cherry.

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6 tasting notes

Before Sugar – Light and tangy with a generic citrus taste. Does smell a bit like grapefruit.

After Sugar – Not as tangy but has more of a grapefruit flavor. Has a bit of a heavier feel to it but still quite pleasant.

Flavors: Fruity, Grapefruit, Tangy

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Sipdown (140)!

Thank you VariaTEA for providing me with the chance to try this tea one more time! I remember really, really liking it and when I cold brewed your sample up I definitely got to experience that one more time. This tea is light, kind of Spring/Summer-y in vibe and really, really nails the red grapefruit flavour without tasting bitter or coming off as astringent. It’s naturally sweet, and that lemony note is very appreciated as well as a slightl flavour contrast.

Shauna’s just got home from her philosophy class: they were talking about cold infusion and her prof made an off handed comment about how that sounds like some sort of high end tea store, and that when they write their final for the class whoever can come up with the best theoretical tea for the store will get bonus points. So, here’s the tea I came up with for her:

Earlistotle

This unconventional Earl Grey draws inspiration from Aristotle. In addition to the traditionally used bergamot, this blend makes use of freeze dried grapes and mandarin segments as an homage to Aristotle’s Greek heritage.

What do you think? Would you drink it?

VariaTEA

Lol the prof just wants to start a tea shop but isn’t creative to come up with stuff on his own :P

Roswell Strange

Possibly ;) I guess if we see a nice tea shop pop up with a blend called Earlistotle we’ll know to throw down and riot.

S.G. Sanders

I’d drink it, and I’d feel philosophical while dong so! :p

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338 tasting notes

I’ve recently gotten into a grapefruit kick… I loved this an iced tea! Tart, but not overly so, and very drinkable. Definitely going to be in the rotation!

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10161 tasting notes

mmm i think i’m torn on this one as to whether i like the cold brew or hot brew more. Both are enjoyable though i think the hot brew eeks out just a little as the winner. Mostly, because it makes the blend just a little smoother. It’s as close to ruby red as i imagine a brew getting to now that stacy’s gone. Not too shabby DT….not too shabby.

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