Kalahari Reserve Red Tea
May 20, 2008 by TeaEscapade
On the prowl for a new tea to brew and taste this morning, I was thrilled to realize that a new, never been touched tea bag was sitting next to my computer keyboard. My only experience with red tea (Rooibos) was the African Autumn by Harney and Sons, thus I was excited to broaden my tasting horizon by enjoying a cup of Kalahari Reserve Red Tea also known as “The King of Red Tea”.
Composition: 100% pure Red Tea (Rooibos).
Dry Visual: Predominantly reddish orange. Unfortunately, Kalahari Reserve Red Tea comes in a tea bag so it was difficult to get a good visual.
Dry Aroma: Spicy is the only way I can describe this tea. I could wait to taste.
Flavor: It is with great regret that I continue to be unable to adequately describe the taste of Rooibos. There was a subtle spiciness that remained constant throughout my tea drinking experience. However, inadequate words cannot stop me from saying that Kalahari Reserve Red Tea is delicious. African Autumn contained orange and cranberry flavors that I now believe masked the gentle naturally sweet taste of the Rooibos. As is my custom, I tasted this tea both without and later with a dab of honey. Kalahari Reserve Red Tea can be enjoyed either way, but I favor the addition of honey.
Liquor: A beautiful reddish orange hue.
Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 3 – 4 minutes. I brewed for 4 minutes.
The next time you reach for a cup of Rooibis tea, make it a cup of Kalahari Reserve Red Tea. Not only does this tea taste really good, it is enjoyable anytime of the day. Especially, if you are looking for a caffeine-free brew.