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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Twinings of London Teabag Black Tea 'Earl Grey Decaffeinated'

Tea Information:
Tea: Earl Grey Decaffeinated
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Twinings of London
Purchase: Here
Description: Fine black tea expertly blended with the citrus fruit flavor of bergamot, to deliver an uplifting tea with a unique floral aroma and refreshing taste.
Ingredients: Decaffeinated Black Tea, Bergamot Flavouring

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 Teabag, 2.1g
Additives: none
Water:154° 8 ounce hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes, I started with 2 and kept adding
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: not much smell from the bag
Steeped Tea Smell: not much smell from the tea
Flavor: brown water, no flavor
Body: N/A
Aftertaste: N/A
Liquor: dark brown

This came as part of a gift and is of unknown age and history so I am refraining from rating this tea. I had very low expectations to begin with as I look down on decaffeinated teas (caffeine free is a different story) but I was expecting bitter not flavorless.

Post-Steep Additives: none

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