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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Hazelnut'

Tea Information:
Tea: Hazelnut
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Adagio Teas
Purchase: Adagio Teas - Free Shipping with $50 Purchase
Description: This new flavor combines the full, bright taste of Ceylon black tea with the toasty, creamy sweetness of hazelnuts. Hazelnut's natural pairing with chocolate makes this tea a perfect complement with dessert or a touch of our sugar crystals.
Ingredients: ?

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 22 oz filtered boiling
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Very sweet and vaguely nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, nutty
Flavor: bitter, astringent, black tea, some sweet nutty at the end of each sip
Body: Medium/Full can't decide
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: barely translucent dark brown

This was a huge and generous gift from Lori via the take it away thread.

I love hazelnut, so sniffing this tea makes me happy.

WOW that is some strong tea, next time I am brewing it much shorter!

It has yummy morning wake up black tea potential (shorter steep, some milk and sugar)

Post-Steep Additives: sugar, a bit better, could have used some milk

I am fully confident I will like this tea at least as a 2/4 once I fiddle with it

Rating: 1/4 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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