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The Republic of Tea Red Tea Blends - Review

African Red Teas

The Republic of Tea Red Tea Blends, including Botswana Blossom, Capetown Harvest, Cedarberg Organic and Safari Sunset

Botswana Blossom
Rating: 14/20
This one was clearly everyone's favorite. Even upon opening the container you're greeted by friendly, fruity and sweet aromas. Here the medley of Rooibos, citrus peel, rose petals, nuts, vanilla and more blends harmoniously to offer a heart-warming cup. The hint of marzipan works especially well. They say it'd be good over ice, and we agree it's strong enough!

Capetown Harvest
Rating: 11/20
We love hibiscus and it seems that it would pair well with red tea, especially when you have tropical flavors to round it out and give it depth. In this case, what you get is a sweet tropical fruit medley that could certainly please tamer palates.

Cedarberg Organic
Rating: 11/20
This one brews a mild, even bland, cup of red tea. Tea fans who are just becoming familiar with the red leaf might like the softer taste, but for serious Rooibos fans this offering has little to distinguish itself.

Safari Sunset Red Tea
Rating: 11/20
We can distinctly taste the citrus, Rooibos and spices (especially the clove), which are great in and of themselves, but they do not blend together well in this offering. The lemon/orange is overwhelming and the tea comes off as too hearty.

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