When I cracked open this tea tin and smelled the creamy vanilla and root beer flavors, I knew there was only one way to try this tea…as a latte. That is how I have enjoyed all my root beer float teas from the various companies that have made them. This prep method helps sell the float element by boosting the vanilla creaminess.
This particular tea is delightfully creamy as a latte, starting the sip with a silky vanilla bean ice cream sort of flavor. The rooibos is strong so the middle of the sip is all base but that gives way to the familiar root beer flavor. Given the strong smell, I was surprised when that flavor was rather mellow. I want more root beer. Lots MORE! Yet I can’t be too mad because the lingering note is a slight hint of marshmallow.
Given I had a whole tin of this tea and the mouthwatering root beer scent, I thought this might also make for a good iced tea. It definitely has a sarsaparilla taste but that is equally matched by the base, which is a little bit woody and a little bit honey. It is nice enough but I think I would stick to making this as a latte.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas
This blend will take you back to your childhood days, sitting on the porch, sippin’ on those old fashioned root beer floats. Add a touch of sugar and splash of milk and you will swear you were drinking the real thing! Perfect hot or poured over ice and naturally caffeine free!
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
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About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.