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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tea Forte Teabag Black Tea 'orchid vanilla'

Tea Information:
Tea: orchid vanilla
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag / Silken pyramid infuser
Company: Tea Forte
Purchase: Here
Description: Combining fine black tea, Madagascar vanilla and coconut slivers produces a smooth and luxurious indulgence. Naturally sweet.
Ingredients: black tea, coconut slivers, Madagascar vanilla

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

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vanilla
Steeped Tea Smell: vanilla, sweet, coconut milk, black tea
Flavor: bitter yet sweet, vanilla
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: milky coconut, vanilla
Liquor: deep brown

This is from a sampler set I got as a gift, the "winter collection".

This is a nice flavored black tea. The flavoring is not very powerful, but that is fine with me.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: It was a sad and weak resteep that totally lost all the smoothness and dark black tea flavor. (3 minutes) not recommended for resteeping.

Rating: 2/3

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