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Friday, February 19, 2010

Design a Tea Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Black Amaretto'

Tea Information:
Tea: Black Amaretto
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Design a Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: ?
Ingredients: Koslanda - Dimbulla blend from Sri Lanka, All Natural Flavoring

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag, 3.3g including paper teabag and plastic wrapper and paper tag.
Additives: none
Water: 6 ounces filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Amaretto
Steeped Tea Smell: tea
Flavor: black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: Very bitter
Liquor: nice translucent brown

This was one of two samples I ordered from design a tea. The tea was lackluster and smelled much stronger and interesting and delicious than it tasted. It tasted weak and plain with a lingering bitter aftertaste. I didn't even steep it as long as the packaging suggested.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: i don't dare

Rating: 1/3


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