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Friday, February 26, 2010

Enjoying Tea Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Banana Black Tea'

Tea Information:
Tea: Banana Black Tea
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Enjoying Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: This tea is made from top grade orange pekoe Ceylon with natural banana flavoring. The Ceylon tea is grown at the altitude of 7000 feet above sea level from the Sri Lanka region. When brewed this tea produces a bright coppery color liquid with a freshly peeled banana flavor and with touches of mild astringency. A fantastic fruit tea.
Ingredients: ?

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 heaping teaspoons (very hard to scoop from that little tin when it was so full)
Additives: none
Water: 1 teapot full filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: black tea, chemical
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, maybe banana
Flavor: black tea, bitter, a hint of banana
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: fruity, bitter
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

I have my head cold still, perhaps this was over brewed? regardless I can't find the banana and there is this weird fake chemical tinge to it. I am glad this was a small sampler.

Next time I will have to try less leaf and / or less steep time.

This time around I ended up tossing the rest of the pot after the first two cups.

The leaves themselves look full and high quality, but the flavor has that odd chemical tinge I am not liking.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: don't want to!

Rating: 1/3

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