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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Republic of Tea Teabag Black Tea 'Comfort and Joy'

Tea Information:
Tea: Comfort and Joy
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: The Republic of Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: A spicy holiday blend available in natural, round, unbleached tea bags. Featuring flavors of the holidays: cinnamon, cloves, apples, and licorice root blended with fine black tea.
Ingredients: fine black tea, cinnamon, natural flavors, cloves, licorice root and apple pieces

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag 6 ounces / 2 teabag 12 ounces
Additives: none
Water: filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, clove
Steeped Tea Smell: spices, tea, orange, apple (not sure where the orange is coming from)
Flavor: citrus spice and tea, smooth and mellow (not sure where the citrus is coming from)
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: spice
Liquor: translucent dark brown

If you are expecting a spicy chai you will be disappointed. I have had this tea in the past however and find it a nice smooth flavored black tea.

I also enjoy this tea with a bit of honey and milk as it's flavor is strong enough to stand up to that without being lost.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: was barely passable, weak, and not recommended

Rating: 3/3

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