Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
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.
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Oh yummy! I love the creamy, sweet, dreamy taste of a rootbeer float, and I’m loving this Rootbeer Float flavored Black Tea from 52Teas!
Of course, I had no doubt in my mind that 52Teas could pull this flavor off, since I’ve had their Rootbeer Float flavored black iced tea that they offered in last year’s iced tea series for their Southern Boy Teas brand, as well as their Rootbeer Float flavored honeybush.
But this tea takes it to a whole other level with the addition of marshmallow root. The marshmallow root gives it an added fluffy, creamy texture that really adds to the concept of a root beer float.
The black tea base is a solid tasting base: strong and rich, but not too assertive. It’s a nicely round black tea that complements the flavors of root beer and vanilla ice cream very well. I like that while this IS a flavored tea, I taste the black tea. The tea isn’t taking a back seat here, it’s right up front where it should be.
The root beer has a good “soda-like” flavor. 52Teas has always been able to capture that sort of effervescent, bubbly taste of soda in their soda flavored teas, and this tea is no exception. I taste that bubbly sort of flavor. If anything, I think I’d like more of the “spice” of a root beer here … perhaps it’s just me but after having tasted gourmet root beers like this one from maine root, I really enjoy that sort of anise and clove and spearmint taste that I could detect from this amazing root beer, and I’d love for Frank from 52Teas to experiment a bit and try amplifying his root beer flavor just a bit with a little bit of anise, clove and spearmint.
On the other hand, the “float” part of this is really superb. I taste notes of vanilla and the sweet, creamy marshmallow really elevates it. And I guess when it comes to a root beer float … the float is more important than the root beer.
Overall, I really enjoyed this dessert-y treat of a tea. It’s yummy served hot as a latte … but, it’s even better served iced. I’m contemplating brewing some extra strong, and then making an blended iced treat with some ice cubes and milk and see what kind of deliciousness comes of it. I’ll be sure to let you know!
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