06 Dec

Coco Chai Rooibos | 24 Days of Tea: Day 6

Coco Chai Rooibos - 24 Days of Tea Day 6If you’re into spice-based chais, this one is for you. It’s got a smooth base of caffeine-free rooibos, and a satisfying kick of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and piquant red peppercorns. Plus there’s a strong hint of coconut, for a slightly exotic twist. Try it straight up or infused in hot milk for a truly fabulous chai latte. It’s the kind of thing you get addicted to.

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
coconut & pink peppercorn
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 96°C for 4-7 minutes

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aroma:

Dominated by a strong spicy character of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and pepper, this tea has rich earthy notes from the rooibos base. A hint of vanilla and coconut sweetens the aroma for a fresh, inviting impression.

flavour:

The flavour is much more heavily dominated by its rooibos character with the coconut sweetness taking a more subdued role. A decent spice character lingers after sipping with a touch of vanilla also noticeable. The subtle coconut shines through more strongly at the end of the flavour and has an interesting kind of layering affect that brings it out the more you drink. I could see this tea being improved somewhat by just a touch of agave to bring out the sweetness and maybe even a splash of milk to give it the creaminess it so desperately seems to want. The recommendation for making this into a latte seems like a solid one and I intend to try that method with the rest of it.

05 Dec

Organic Detox | 24 Days of Tea: Day 5

Organic Detox - 24 Days of Tea Day 5Need a system reboot? Got a new years resolution to live up to? Try this tasty blend of traditional ingredients, like rooibos, sencha, ginger, ginkgo, lemongrass, and juniper berries. Trust us, even buying it will make you feel like a new person. Not working? Just go back to bed. (MK Kosher)

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
ginger & juniper berry
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 85°C for 3-4 minutes 

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aroma:

This lovely blend of rooibos and sencha teas features a very clean aroma full of earthy and fresh notes of lemongrass, ginger, and juniper. Hints of citrus round out the scent with notes of fresh-cut grass and just a touch of florals, making it smell like all the best parts of Spring!

flavour:

The best way to describe the flavour of this tea is fresh and clean. Definite lemongrass notes break through the base of rooibos and sencha which combine beautifully for a rich, earthy flavour. Faint citrus notes and a touch of ginger round it out and bring a lovely touch of spiciness.  A highly energizing blend, I recommend this tea for early mornings and busy days.