70

There are no preparation instructions on the box so it took some trial and error before I got it right. I almost gave up on this tea after my first cup but I am glad I came back and tried preparing it differently.

1st try – 96 degree Celsius water for about 6 minutes
I liked the fruit flavors mixed with rooibos but it was way too tart. Rating 50/100

2nd try – Ice water for about 1 hour
Still a bit tart but not as bad as the first try. Rating 70/100

3rd try – about 90 degree Celsius water for about 90 seconds
Very fruity taste blended with rooibos with a tart aftertaste. Rating 70/100

Flavors: Fruity, Rooibos, Tart

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 400 OZ / 11829 ML
Kristal

Hm. Maybe cold brewed would be better? If that’s your thing :)

ctjuggler

Thanks for the good idea!

I just brewed another cup but this time I brewed it in ice water for 1 hour. I enjoy it a bit more this way. It still tastes tart but it’s better. If you add a bit of sugar it would probably take the edge off as well. I did not try sugar though… adding sugar to tea is not my thing.

Kristal

I very very rarely add sugar as well.

Glad it’s improved a bit!

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Kristal

Hm. Maybe cold brewed would be better? If that’s your thing :)

ctjuggler

Thanks for the good idea!

I just brewed another cup but this time I brewed it in ice water for 1 hour. I enjoy it a bit more this way. It still tastes tart but it’s better. If you add a bit of sugar it would probably take the edge off as well. I did not try sugar though… adding sugar to tea is not my thing.

Kristal

I very very rarely add sugar as well.

Glad it’s improved a bit!

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I just recently got into tea (fall of 2015).

I love trying many types of tea. So far I have tried many Black, Oolong, Green and White teas as well as Yerba Mate, Rooibos, Honey Bush, Chamomile, Mint and fruit teas. I have liked good teas in almost every category. I don’t go for overly bitter/astringent, tart, or sweet teas and I never add milk/cream, sugar or other sweeteners to my tea.

Even though I have many excellent teas I always want to try a new one just to see what it tastes like and if I like it even better than my current favorites. Eventually I will focus more on drinking my favorites rather than always trying a different type of tea.

Ratings:

85+ Excellent and I will definitely repurchase soon so I don’t run out.

75-84 Really good and I will probably buy it again.

65-74 Good and I might buy it again but on the other hand maybe I won’t repurchase.

50-64 OK and I might finish the box.

1-49 Really did not like it at all. I probably dumped out the rest of the cup for the teas on the lower end of this range.

I am only doing one review per tea. If I drink it multiple times and my opinion changes then I will go back and update my rating and tasting notes.

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