Featured Reblend for February 2017!
I enjoyed the original version of this tea, so I was happy to reblend it at the request of my friend.
I started with a blend of two Assamica teas - one grown in Assam and the other grown in Yunnan, China. Then I added a some Fujian black and golden Yunnan and just little bit of Ceylon black and Vietnamese black teas. My desire was to create a bold base that was solid and well-rounded without being too aggressive. I think this base achieves that goal nicely.
Frank's description goes like this:
There is nothing like a rootbeer float, especially one made with some real draft rootbeer like they have at A&W. I really hope they don’t sue me for using their image, but when I think of rootbeer floats, that’s all I can think of. If you’ve never had draft rootbeer from an A&W restaurant, you’ve never really had rootbeer. And a rootbeer float from A&W… well, let’s just say there’s a reason I really need to go on a diet.
This special blend of premium black teas, marshmallow root and organic flavors comes close enough to the real thing that for zero calories, I’ll be drinking this all day when I’m not saving calories for the real thing.
My version is a bit different than Frank's. (To read my review of that blend, click here.) First of all, my base is different. It's stronger and has a fuller, more rounded flavor. I also added sarsaparilla root and vanilla bean in addition to the marshmallow root because I felt that the root beer flavors would be better expressed with a little sarsaparilla root and because - well do we ever really need a reason to add vanilla bean to anything? Of course not!
my version is definitely more tea than root beer float (after all, it is TEA!) - tasting a bit like someone melted the ice cream and added some completely liquefied root beer float to your morning cup of tea - and hey, what better way to start the day than with an invigorating root beer float?
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: black teas, sarsaparilla root, marshmallow root, calendula petals, vanilla bean and natural flavors
ingredients: black tea