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Saturday, March 20, 2010

52Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Buttered Cinnamon Raisin Toast'

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Tea Information:
Tea: Buttered Cinnamon Raisin Toast
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: Our premium Indian black teas, including a hint of smoked Assam, blended with real golden raisins, cinnamon stick bits and a touch of natural butter flavoring.
Ingredients: Premium black teas, raisins, cinnamon stick pieces, natural flavors

Steep Information:
Amount: 1.5 tsp
Additives: 1 tsp German rock sugar, 2 sprinkles powered cinnamon, 10 raisins
Water: 6 ounces filtered boiling water
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in cup
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Raisin bran cereal, sweet raisins
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, raisin, smoke
Flavor: raisin, cinnamon, a little too sweet, bake-y/cardboard astringent (is this the toast?)
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent, bitter very briefly
Liquor: dark reddish-brown

Well I, and Bobbie and MilitiaJim like this steep. I don't like that I had to doctor it so much to get what I wanted.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: weak, watery, even after leaving it in after the 5 min were up, cinnamon and raisin came through but nothing else, dumped it

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing
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