Review: TeaGschwendner Rooibush Strawberry Cream

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Its OK"The liquor brewed quite well; redness going to work as soon as water hits herb, ruby-like when done. It smelled almost like a heated yet mild dessert port wine."
Geoff’s Teaview: 6.5/10
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teagstrawberrycreamrooibushI love a good strawberry herbal blend. Strawberry teas and tisanes have held my fascination for quite some time, but it is rare to find one that completely lives up to the promise. Strawberry pieces don't steep all that well, and - at times - added flavors taste like...well...added flavors.

TeaGschewendner seemed reliable enough a source to provide a berryful herbal infusion. Strawberry and rooibos are a match made in heaven. Usually. When it comes to fruit-filled blends, the South African herb makes for an excellent base; a nut-sweet springboard.

Ingredients for the TG blend were "rooibush", strawberry leaves and pieces, and natural flavors. Why they insisted on calling it rooi-"bush", I know not. I've heard "red bush", I've heard rooibos, never a melding of the two. Not a big deal, though. The dry batch looked like rooibos with the occasional leafy bit or fruit chunk in it. The scent was that of strawberry yogurt. Light and desserty.

The TG site recommended steeping 3 grams of rooibush tea (1 heaping teaspoon) per 8oz cup of filtered, boiling water, infused for five minutes. I did 2 tsps. in 16oz. for five. I'm "square" like that.

The liquor brewed quite well; redness going to work as soon as water hit herb, ruby-like when done. It smelled almost like a heated yet mild dessert port wine. Upon the tongue, the blend tasted more like cream than strawberry. Decent enough, but not overwhelmingly spectacular. What it was likely missing was a dash of hibiscus to bring out more tartness.

— To purchase TeaGschwendner Rooibush Strawberry Cream, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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