Thursday, May 10, 2012

Handmade Tea Garden Rooibosch

Country of Origin: South Africa
Leaf Appearance: small, mixed green and brown
Ingredients: green rooibos, elderflower, orange peel
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: amber

I was really excited to try this blend because I have never tried green rooibos. It was nutty with a smooth mouthfeel. I'm not the biggest fan of red rooibos but I really enjoyed this more delicate rendition. It meshed well with the other ingredients but was still strong enough to stand on its own. The elderflower added just a hint of floral sweetness while the orange peel came through as a pleasant zing in the finish. This was a unique and well crafted blend that was just as delicious iced as it was hot. I definitely suggest subscribing to this monthly service. I always look forward to my shipments and I have thoroughly enjoyed ever single tea that I've received.

I need to give a huge shout-out to Handmade Tea. The post office lost my April shipment and when I asked about it, Caleb got me a replacement lickety split. Nothing beats great customer service and he's got it down-pat.

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