Where To Buy: Pluff Iced Tea
Country Red Gift Size- Case $19.50
12 tea packages, Brews 24 Quarts
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Ingredients: Pure Red Tea (South African Red Tea)
Batch Notes: Caffeine Free. Smooth and aromatic, with a lightly citric sweetness and rich character. Blends well with light sugar for the ultimate red iced tea. Geography: Harvested from the rugged Western Cape Province- windswept and mountainous, a diverse land that
produces the world’s finest red tea. South Africa.
I have been pondering this review for quite some time. I wasn’t sure which direction to go with it…I still don’t so I will just start typing, I guess.
First, I want to say that when I received the package from Pluff Iced Tea I was VERY impressed with the presentation because they wrapped a bunch of Iced Tea Samplers in see-thru plastic and tied it with twine. Also in this package was a long handled wooden spoon that I plan on reviewing separately down the road! It was very ‘homey’ and reminded me of sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair sipping on iced tea. And that’s just the feeling I got when I opened my box!
I made two quarts of this by adding 1/3 C of sugar. Normally I wouldn’t add anything to my tea – even iced teas – but since this is a Country Red Tea and many of my southern friends tell me how much they LOVE their sweet tea with ‘the more sugar the better’ I figured I would try it with more sugar – just to live life on the wild side! One of the suggestions or tips from Pluff Tea was to “sweeten up to 1/3 C, sweeten to taste”. Again, I wanted to try this sweeter right from the start! I did sneak 2 sips prior to adding the sugar and thought it was sweet as-is with no additional sugar yet added. I believe this to be tasty with or without sugar!
If you are into sweet tea and even sweeter rooibos you would probably LOVE this. I must admit it really surprised me at how sweet it was but after my taste buds got used to the sweetness I really enjoyed it especially with meals – mostly my dinners!
At first sip – it reminded me of a bottle of sweetened iced tea that you would buy at the store, again, mostly because of all of the sugar I added. But with an extra something and that something was a great tasting rooibos. It’s not every day I find a good quality iced rooibos tea but this is certainly IT. It’s what makes it stand above the rest!
Before adding the sugar it smelled like a very strong plain rooibos…very pleasant. After adding the sugar it smelled of Rooibos and sugar!
This was pretty good and I am VERY glad I got to try it! I must say I haven’t found an offering quite like this from any other company and that in itself scores extra points with me! I mean…a good ole sweet tea made of rooibos in a bag that is easy to make at home or on the run…SCORE!!!! And it’s very versatile and easy to reach various levels of sweetness without losing the tasty quality of the Rooibos! If you have the chance to try this…please do!