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Friday, March 26, 2010

Tazo Teabag Black Tea 'Joy'

Tea Information:
Tea: Joy
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Tazo
Purchase: Here
Description: Tazo Joy is a delicate yet full cup, created with some of the finest varietal teas available. Rare Darjeelings and Formosa Oolongs are paired with light-bodied, fragrant Nuwara Eliya teas from Ceylon. Yunnan teas from the high plateaus of Southern China and Southern India Nilgiris add texture and complexity. It's a very special tea to share freely with friends or selfishly hoard by yourself as an exceptional holiday treat.
Ingredients: black teas, green teas, oolong teas, and natural flavor

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag, 2.6g
Additives: none
Water: 8 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: roasty leaf
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea
Flavor: black tea, astringent, bitter
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: grassy green tea, bitter
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea

I can see having this tea again if it were free and I could drown it in sugar and milk. This tea might have been better if I went to less steep time, but as I only have the one and am at work there is not much room to experiment and play.

Post-Steep Additives:
+1 packet white sugar=slightly sweeter, still a very bitter finish
+1(2) packet white sugar=palatable, wish i had a bit of cream to toss in

Rating: 2/4 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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