Stash Fusion Red and White

This is a blend of rooibos and white tea. It recommends a 3-5 minute brew, and I left it for at least five minutes. It has a very full nut and vanilla aroma. The astringency is low but present, and the flavor, while not as sweet as the scent, is full bodied. The color of the brew is a light amber.

whiteredstash.gifRooibos has no caffeine, and white tea usually has less caffeine than any other natural tea, so this was a perfect choice for a late afternoon treat.

I added a very light dash of agave nectar to one cup, and it really smoothed out the flavor without making it sweet. It brought out the vanilla notes a bit. I can imagine coupling a darker brew of this with a dash of very rich cream, but it doesn’t seem necessary.

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