Tea: African Solstice

A Flavored Rooibos from Tea Forte

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Brand:Tea Forte
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Loose?Sachet
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Product page:African Solstice

Review of African Solstice

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6 of 104 of 52 of 557 of 100
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Smooth and really well-balanced...the aromas of fruit, rooibos, and vanilla blend well; it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. A warming tea. Rich aroma but mellow flavor...no bitterness and a surprisingly clean aftertaste.

I was able to make two infusions (3 min. and 5 min.) with a small 8-oz cup, although I think it would be stretching it to brew a larger cup more than once. The second infusion was weaker overall but surprisingly balanced, retaining the same character as the first cup.

I'm impressed with this blend. A lot of fruit and vanilla rooibos blends are poorly executed and have an artificial taste but this one really works well. My only complaint is the price...it's so expensive ($1+/cup if you buy the pyramid infusers, and over 40 cents/cup loose) that I don't see why I would buy this over any of the outstanding loose teas available from any number of other companies in a similar price range.

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