Postal Rooibos Blend from Monarch Tea Co.

MonarchTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Monarch Tea Co. or Monarch Tea Co. on Etsy

Tea Description:

Warm and rich, perfect for dessert or just when you want that sweet fall moment to yourself.  

Ingredients:  Rooibos, caramel pieces, sunflower and calendula petals, chamomile blossoms, natural flavors.

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Taster’s Review:

This rooibos blend is a very finely chopped tisane!  It appears to be both red and green rooibos and they’ve been chopped into near dust particles, along with the petals and the chamomile.  Everything appears to have been pulverized to a near “powder like” consistency:  a very fine cut.

I brewed this in my Breville, measuring 2 bamboo scoops of the tisane into the basket of the tea maker and adding 500ml of water to the jug.  With most tisanes, I would use 3 bamboo scoops, but because of the fine chop on this, I decided that more than 2 would be too much.  The finer cut means that there is more surface area exposed and lots of flavor will be released and more loose leaf would result in too strong a brew.  I set the parameters for 195°F and 10 minutes and let the tea maker do the rest.

This is a tasty blend.  Not my favorite of the three teas that I received in my Postal Teas box for October, but I’m certainly not disappointed by it.

Because it’s a blend of both green and red rooibos, I find that the flavor is sweeter and slightly more fruity tasting rather than a strong, nutty flavor.  This fruity note accentuates the chamomile flavor which has a natural apple-like flavor.  There are hints of nutty flavors in the background which complement the caramel notes.  It is sweet, soothing and relaxing to sip.  It’s a light cup – both in taste and texture.

It has a pleasing, autumnal taste to it, making it just the right thing for the October box.  It’s cozy and would make a great tisane to sip late at night when you’re craving something a little bit sweet but nothing that is going to be too filling or overstimulating.

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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