Monday, TeaDay>>> 3/24/08


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Today is Roy Bus' turn, Rooibus that is...have you had the other Red Tea?

Yes, I have Rooibus several times a day virtually every day
3
6%
Yes, I have Rooibus almost everyday
5
11%
Yes, I have Rooibus more days than not
4
9%
Yes, I have have Rooibus occasionally or rarely
17
36%
Yes, i have have tried Rooibus
10
21%
No, but I would certainly like to try Rooibus
5
11%
No, never tried it and do not plan to either
2
4%
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes : 47

Postby auggy » Mar 24th, '08, 11:33

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Postby JM » Mar 24th, '08, 11:33

The last month I've had Rooibos every day, hot and on ice.

~ Today I had a big glass of cold Rooibos with vanilla and honey and a cup of green. Tonight after boxing and my 3 mile run I'll have a hot cup of Rooibos.
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Mar 24th, '08, 11:48

I love Rooibos. I don't like it plain, but it is one of my favorite hot beverages when it is flavored or mixed with herbs. I've tried two different versions of vanilla, Adagio's Foxtrot, mango, chocolate, blueberry, Hawaiian Colada, and Provence as well as a couple from Dragonwater that were terrible. I still have an Orange, Lemon, and Le Marche Spice Rooibos from Enjoying Tea left to try. Adagio's Vanilla Rooibos is definitely one of my favorite ways to end the day. The main reasons I enjoy Rooibos is that it calms me down and helps me to fall asleep.

This morning I am having some Kyoto Cherry Rose Sencha again.
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Postby augie » Mar 24th, '08, 12:13

JM wrote:The last month I've had Rooibos every day, hot and on ice.

Iced Roooibos? I have never thought about icing it down. hmmmm

How many here ice their rooibos? I'm not wild about all the floaties either, don't want them mixed with cubes. :-P
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Postby skywarrior » Mar 24th, '08, 12:17

Morning all. It is still morning and I am recovering from the Sci-Fi con. Breakfast is chocolate tea and a crumpet smothered in butter and huckleberry honey. Yum!
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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 24th, '08, 13:19

I feel about rooibos the same way I do yerba mate, it tastes good enough, but it just doesn't excite me.

Right now I'm drinking some fukamushicha, waiting for the UPS guy to bring me my teapot and TGY.
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Postby insanitylater » Mar 24th, '08, 13:25

i have it before bed every night. i like to drink something hot at night and tea is not a good idea before bed. i want to try green rooibos and loose honeybush. i liked the bagged honeybush i got so loose shouldbe even better

no tea for me yet but i did drink a bottle of mint yerba mate
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Postby Chip » Mar 24th, '08, 13:37

I see there are a lot of Rooibus drinkers out there. The red leaf is inviting, so why haven't I at least tried it yet. No really good reason. I should at least try it.

I opened one of few remaining 2007 Japanese teas in my TeaFridge, Fukamushi Superior. This selection was the very first tea that I tried direct from Japan and loved it right away...and a great price.

Now a few years later, I still try to have a bag in reserve or open. It is a great everyday sencha, packed with a lot of flavor, though not as smooth, refined, or even as higher grades, but it is still first flush and a steal at around 10 bucks.
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Postby witches brew » Mar 24th, '08, 13:37

Rooibos is my tea of choice. Tropica, Jasmine and Vanilla are my favorites in flavored rooibos. I think I drink more Tropica than any other tea. Part of the appeal is that it is a mix of green and red rooibos, which has such a smooth flavor.

I'm just finishing a cup of Rooibos Tropica right now. This makes a delicious iced tea when brewed at double strength. I can't comment on cold brewing techniques, but my instinct has been to make this as strong hot tea and let it cool.

Rooibos is very fine textured, so using an ultra fine mesh strainer/infuser is recommended.
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Postby tenuki » Mar 24th, '08, 13:40

Rooibos? I thought this was _tea_ chat, not legume chat.
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Postby witches brew » Mar 24th, '08, 14:29

tenuki wrote:Rooibos? I thought this was _tea_ chat, not legume chat.


Biodiversity is important.
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Postby Trioxin » Mar 24th, '08, 16:09

Down the list a bit, but someday I will eventually try it.

Whats in my cup? 2006 Long Yuan Hao Wild Ancient Tea Tree Raw Pu-erh
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Postby olivierco » Mar 24th, '08, 16:12

Keemun, Houjicha, Xian Ming and Rooibos to close a 6 tea teaday.
Still a little ill but it goes always better with some good teas.
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Postby Chip » Mar 24th, '08, 16:26

olivierco wrote:Keemun, Houjicha, Xian Ming and Rooibos to close a 6 tea teaday.
Still a little ill but it goes always better with some good teas.


Glad to hear you are on the mend. 6 teas will not hurt either. I have been around so many really sick people lately, I cannot believe I have not been nailed. I give some credit to green tea. :wink:

Tea 2...Keep in mind, I virtually never drink or enjoy a flavored tea. Having said that, Den's Sakura Sencha, really rocks. I have to say, I really enjoyed this. It really captures the essence of a traditional Sakura...taking me to Japan with each sip.

A lovely cup!
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Postby tenuki » Mar 24th, '08, 16:29

witches brew wrote:
tenuki wrote:Rooibos? I thought this was _tea_ chat, not legume chat.


Biodiversity is important.


True, but I would generally go to 'biodiversity chat' for that. ;P
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