Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: TeaGschwendner
South African rooibush naturally sweetened by the satisfying blend of strawberries and cream.
Ingredients: Rooibush tea from African, flavor, strawberry leaves and strawberry pieces.
The aroma of this tisane is so delicious. It smells like strawberries and vanilla cream!
The flavor is quite nice too. The strawberry and vanilla flavors seem pretty evenly matched. I don’t really taste one over the other, and I’d say I get an even amount of strawberry and vanilla flavor in each sip. What I don’t get a lot of is the flavor of the rooibos… but you won’t hear me complain about that.
Oh, sure, I can taste a hint of nutty flavor in the background, and it is a distinctly “rooibos” flavor, but, it is not a strong presence. The strawberry has a sweet with just a hint of tart taste, and the vanilla is soft and creamy.
For best results with this tisane, I recommend steeping it in a Libre tea glass like my Libre Glass n’ Poly Mug. I just put a couple of heaping teaspoons of the rooibos into the main chamber of the mug, add the boiling water, and let it steep for eight minutes. Then I screw the filter lid on tight, and let the fine mesh of the lid strain the tea as I sip (and not ONE of the uber-thin, needle-like leaves of the rooibos slipped through).
Using this method allows the rooibos to continue to steep as I sip. Since rooibos has very little tannin, it doesn’t become bitter if you steep it a long time. It just gains flavor! By the time I was halfway through my cup of this tisane, the flavor was intense and very yum.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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