Rangsaa Review by Robert Wemischner

Robert W Quote blogIt’s an honour for us to share Rangsaa experience with Robert Wemischner, a veteran chef, culinary educator and author of four books, based in Los Angeles.

Getting reviewed by the expert on the subject of flavors and cooking with tea, Robert’s review titled, New Winds Blowing in The World of Tea: Rangsaa Tea’ is simply mesmerising.

“It’s as if a breath of fresh air has entered my tea cabinet in the form of a new line of teas, leavened with an element of fun, subverting the expected.”, adds Robert Wemischner, a tea connoisseur who believes tea is timeless and infinite in variety.

Using tea as a cooking ingredient is a subject close to Robert’s heart. His views on the perfect packaging find credence in Rangsaa’s bold color palette that promises a novel and luxurious tea drinking experience.

He details how Rangsaa introduced him to a new palate experience through a delectable mix of flavors and aromas.

“Though an unscented black tea drinker myself, Rangsaa’s blend has opened up my palate to a new experience and has set my culinary wheels turning–will the subtly flavored brewed tea or dry blend be used in a sauce, a broth, an ice cream, or a sorbet?Or maybe flavor a custard, a filling for a cream puff, or éclair? Ideas abound.”

We’ve been introduced to the concept of cooking with tea just lately, but Robert Wemischner’s long-standing interest in the flavor potential of ingredients has culminated in his expertise in using tea as a flavor ingredient since the 1970’s. Robert Wemischner began his career to great media acclaim in the food business in the early 70’s as the owner of a pioneering gourmet-to-go shop in Beverly Hills. Robert has extensively experimented with cooking and has been a teacher of baking and pastry for more than 20 years at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College. He is also the author of The Vivid Flavors Cookbook, a groundbreaking book about fusion cuisine, Gourmet to Go on the business of specialty food retailing, The Dessert Architect, an invaluable resource on building versatile and creative desserts and Cooking with Tea, an exploration of the culinary potential of the humble leaf.

Thank you Robert Wemischner for your review and belief in Rangsaa’s Global Tea Movement. We urge all our readers to check out the complete review HERE!

TEA REVIEW – Rangsaa Levitate

levitate-reviewDry leaves
Herbal infusion is a mix of dry cut herbs, floral petals, roots and spice chunks. Appeal is warm, inviting, colorful and zesty. Aroma is fresh, reminiscent of a fruity healthy summer drink – herbal, floral, citrusy with strong essence of spices.

Infused Tea/Unique Characteristics
The leaves brew a light golden-amber color liquor with hue of crimson. The color is delicate and beautiful. The top tropical notes compliment the strong spicy unique undertones, with complex floral and herbaceous hints.  It coats the mouth with spicy, citrusy flavors, leaving behind a creamy, smooth and buttery spicy-sweet finish. The strong spicy characters, with hints of cardamom, are wonderful and pair really well with the natural sweetness of the tea. If you let it sit in your mouth, you can taste the surprising notes that work really well in balancing the flavors, attributing to a fresh, all-new flavor, delicious drink!

Infusion
1 tsp of leaves were infused in 200 ml pre-boiled water (100C) for 10 minutes. Although the infusion looked delicate, it surprised my taste buds with strong blend of flavors and aroma. The second infusion resulted from brewing the tea for 30 minutes. I had it iced and it was yum.

Rangsaa Levitate is a velvet smooth indulgence, pairing rich flavors. It’s relaxing, stimulating and a calming experience, where every sip soaks you in the atmosphere of a spa or a vacation. The journey of flavors is interesting and it makes you happy. Levitate is a delicate and fun tisane that would be really enjoyed during a cold evening and would be even better iced. Add a touch of vodka or gin to easily transform it into a celebration. The possibilities here seem endless.

TEA REVIEW – Rangsaa Maximus

maximus-reviewDry leaves
Herbal infusion is a mix of dry cut herbs, roots and spices of different shades of green. Aroma is impressive – strong herbal, with citrus, floral, earthy and spicy hints. And a wonderful peppery edge.

Infused Tea/Unique Characteristics
The leaves brew a cloudy golden color liquor. Aroma is a blend of herbal and grassy notes with spicy essence. On the palate, the infusion goes through bouquet of unique flavours. The top herbaceous, umami flavors harmoniously balance the zesty, spicy, licoricy and floral undertones, with a buttery-smooth, sweet finish. The strong flavor of stevia wonderfully balances the herbal, complex characters of the drink. The taste, flavors and aroma tell you right away, that this isn’t just another tea – it’s a delicious drink.

Infusion
1 tsp of leaves were infused in 200 ml pre-boiled (at 100C) for 7 minutes. As the tea steeped for a few minutes, the pleasant aroma grew stronger. The citrusy, spicy and herbal flavors blended the taste of both summer and winter. The second infusion resulted from boiling the herbs for a minute. It was robust, divine and tasted very healthy. The most lovable attribute about the tea is that it’s equally aromatic and flavorful and ends with a sweet lingering long finish. Quite a tea experience!

Along with the unique and delicious flavor, Maximus has some potential health benefits. It is a robust herbal infusion, without any caffeine and has 100% pure adulterated power. I call it the superhero tea. It’s a great substitute to sugary energy and aerated drinks, and is a great addition to fitness enthusiast’s arsenal. It’s a modern tea movement!

TEA REVIEW – Rangsaa Unwind

unwind-reviewDry Leaves
The dry leaves is a blend of fine black tippy tea leaves and colorful ingredients. There are visible scattered golden tips. The floral petals, along with woody and spicy chunks, add a lot of character. Aroma is complex – strong floral and citrus, with tarry and spicy edge. The blend looks and smells like a beautifully fragrant potpourri. It induces feelings of calmness and relaxation.

Infused Tea/Unique Characteristics
The leaves brew a golden-amber color liquor, with a strong meditative aroma. The top citrusy-tannic, malty notes balance well with hints of rose, caramel and fennel-licoricy sweetness, attributing to a delicious detox experience. Infusion is medium-bodied, zesty, gutty, with brilliant bouquet of complex flavors accented by unique spicy notes. Texture is thick and coats the mouth wonderfully. Taste is strong and robust, with almost no astringency and bitterness. The honey-sweet floral elements build steadily sip after sip, into a memorable lingering sweet-finish.

Infusion
1 tsp of leaves were brewed in 200 ml pre-boiled water (100C) for 5 minutes. The infusion was bright, fresh, engaging and well balanced, with a very calming tone. It engages taste buds in a sweet, calming adventure.

Rangsaa Unwind is a synergistic blend of uplifting herbs and spices that help you detox, while you declutter your mind and bounce back with it’s combination of flavourful and aromatic ingredients. Whether you want to unwind after a long day or sip it after a yoga session or just relax and contemplate life, this is the blend for you. Try a cup and feel the difference!

TEA REVIEW – Rangsaa Reborn

energize-reborn-reviewDry leaves
Tea is a fine blend of tippy green tea leaves, herbs, roots, stems and seeds . An intense looking blend that has a strong, complex and multitude of aroma. It gives out feelings of vigour and power!

Infused Tea/Unique Characteristics
When infused, the dominant herbaceous-spicy aroma fades into a cloudy, beautiful amber color liquor. The taste is unique. In the cup, it carries woody-sweet, honey, spicy, floral and fruit flavors. The aromas delightfully enhance the background of deep umami-rich greens that balance nicely against elements of aromatic wood and dried fruits. The infusion is light-medium body, feels thick in the mouth, has no astringency, and compliments an awesomely penetrating, lingering aftertaste.

Infusion
I infused 1 tsp of leaves in 200 ml pre-boiled water (100C) for 7 minutes. Smooth textured, down-to-earth with a spicy edge, the bittersweet woody elements built steadily sip after sip. The taste experience was unique and enjoyable.

Reborn is robust in flavor and rich in heritage. The blend of superhero herbs tastes delicious, leaves a chill in the mouth, and gives the perk and spark you need to pull through the day. A great blend to bolster your defence system and replenish with energy.

TEA REVIEW – Rangsaa Insignia

Romance Review.jpgDry Leaves
Tea is a colorful blend of fine green leaves and sweet-smelling ingredients, with shades of olive green, pink and wood. Aroma is reminiscent of fresh berry dessert; strong, citrusy, with hints of rosemary and caramel. Quite enticing!

Infused Tea/Unique Characteristics
The leaves brew a deep crimson liquor with hue of amber – the color is stunning. Aroma is tempting, complex and inviting. On the palate the infusion carries the taste of fresh summer berries, with mild woodiness and subtle tones of sun-ripened, sour-sweet-citrus. Delicate, smooth, refreshing, with an elegant wine-like finish, the distinctive flavors with alluring addition of hints of spice, easily elevate this tea into a realm of dessert.

Infusion
One level tsp of tea was infused in 200ml pre-boiled water (at 100C) for 9 minutes. The top cranberry-like flavor, with tart-sweetness, expressive and spicy edge, eases you into an olfactory journey. I suggest brewing this tea for longer time, as it wonderfully accentuates the well-balanced myriad of flavors.

Rangsaa Romance will introduce you to a unique sensory experience, that may assist you in growing your appreciation for tea. The marriage of tippy green tea with different herbs and spices helps you take a trip to tranquility and relaxation. Delicious in every way, harmony is embodied in this sophisticated blend that reminds you that real love is pure and special.

TEA REVIEW – Rangsaa Elevate

elevate-reviewDry Leaves
Tea is a blend of tender black tippy tea leaves with exotic herbs and spices. There are scattered golden tips with white fuzz. The blend of brown and green color scheme, gives it an elegant and sophisticated appeal, and a woodland feel. Aroma is strong and enticing – with oaky, spicy, floral, sweet and citrusy (precisely ripe peaches) hints.

Infused tea/Unique Characteristics
The leaves brew a golden-amber color liquor. The aroma is herbaceous and spicy. On the palate, the infusion is distinctively vibrant and balances bouquet of complex aroma and flavors, with a mellow sweetness, and a wonderful buttery-mouthfeel. The top malty, smokey and citrusy notes, pleasantly heighten the underlying caramel-floral essence. The texture is thick and creamy, and it coats the mouth with a delicious sweet-aftertaste.

Infusion
One heaping teaspoon of tea was infused in 200 ml pre-boiled water (100C) for 7 minutes. The infusion is medium-full body, with almost no astringency and bitterness. When brewed for 10 minutes, the aroma and flavors were delightfully enhanced. The second infusion at 15 minutes carried forward some attributes – a good cup of tea for those who like mild, delicate teas.

This is a harmonious tea blend, which is equally flavorful and aromatic. Even brewed at 20 mins the tea is not bitter. There’s no way you can ruin this tea. It’s that good. Make it how you like it!