So, in case you didn’t read last week’s blog post, I did have a bit of a health scare which is getting better. I am not completely out of the woods yet, but it looks like kidney cancer is very low on the possibility list. I might either just have some other issue, or I might only have one kidney (kinda cool!). I will keep everyone posted. In the meantime, prayers, well wishes, what have you, are all welcomed.
Now, onto tea…
I got a wonderful little Christmas gift in the mail the other day! Not one, not two, but THREE Keurig cup packages from Red Rose Tea!
That’s right – Red Rose Tea contacted Tea Love again for another round of reviews, and this time, they are having me test out their new Keurig cups. Admittedly, one thing I love about Red Rose Tea is the little figurines they include with all their teas. Sadly, the K-cups do not come with the nautical theme that they have this year, but I did manage to score a cute little scuba diver head the last time I did a review for them.
As you know, I am not entirely sold on K-cups. The Keurig delivers a flash brew from a bunch of tea dustings. While it’s good for what it is, I can’t say I am wild, over-the-top, crazy about them. However, when I am looking for something faster than even a tea bag, I know I can also grab a K-cup.
Now, to dissect these little guys. Each one has a tin foil lid, just like most K-cups. Let’s take a peek inside:
As I thought, the tea is a bit of a powder. This will help promote quick brewing, but does lack the quality of a loose leaf tea. However, when you are on the go, this is pretty helpful.
As established in my blog Undressing The K-Cup, I explored how a Keurig brews the tea. There’s no temperature control, so everything brews at 192 degrees, which is a bit colder than the 200 degrees needed for black teas, but should do here because the tea is a powder.
Now, what about the taste? Find out next week how it is, how it looks, and if you should go running to your grocery stores!