Rooibos Sampler Questions


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Rooibos Sampler Questions

Postby shane_k » Dec 11th, '07, 16:11

My girlfriend tried some Lipton Rooibos and she loved it, so I'm looking into buying the Rooibos sampler for her. I have a few questions though:

1. Do each of the sample tins contain teabags or would I need to use a tea ball or something?

2. approximately how many cups would one of the sample tins make?

Thanks :)
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Postby Eastree » Dec 11th, '07, 16:34

A sampler tin, according to the Adagio site, is approximately ten cups. But I recommend making it according to your own tastes, or for your girlfriend to make it to hers.

Of course, it does come loose in the tin, though you can buy the filter bags if you like. I normally would not recommend a tea ball or any other small infuser, though it's fine for rooibos.
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Postby Mary R » Dec 11th, '07, 19:35

Actually, most rooibos is too fine for most infusers. If you use a tea ball, it would have to be a very fine mesh. For less thinking, just pick up a $3 box of the Adagio paper filters. They're the least expensive paper filters I've seen anywhere--on the internet or off.
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Postby Wesli » Dec 12th, '07, 03:38

I second the motion for you to get the paper teabags.




You could also consider brewing them in a simple device, then pouring through a fine filter. Rooibos pieces are very small, so you'll need take care.
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Postby shane_k » Dec 12th, '07, 20:27

Terribly sorry for the late reply, but thanks for the input!

She's never tried any Rooibos other than the Lipton, and I'm not quite sure how authentic that flavour is. I think i'll stick to the sampler for now, and if she likes it, i'll know exactly what flavours to get next time.

I have added the paper filters to my cart. How exactly do they work, if you don't mind my asking. Are they just like empty teabags that one must fill? If so, how do you seal it?
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Postby Mary R » Dec 12th, '07, 22:05

I usually just use a cup or very small teapot when brewing with the filters, so I just let the open end hang out of the vessel 'cause I'm lazy. A quick fold and a staple will work fine too.
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Postby shane_k » Dec 14th, '07, 01:54

Well, I ordered the Rooibos Sampler plus the paper filters. Thanks again for all of the input, I appreciate it. :)
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