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Sunday, June 20, 2010

David Rio Instant Powder Black Tea 'Organic Tessa Thai Tea'

Tea Information:
Tea: Organic Tessa Thai Tea
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Instant Powder
Company: David Rio
Purchase: I found this at HomeGoods
Description: Thai iced tea for "cha-yen", is brewed from black tea, sweetened with sugar and condensed milk, and then served chilled over ice.
Ingredients: Evaporated organic cane juice, organic black tea powder, natural flavors, natural colors

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 and 1/2 tablespoon powder
Water: 1/3 cup boiling water
Additives: 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
Served: Cold, hot dumped over ice cubes

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: coconut, sugar
Flavor: really sweet, then black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sugar
Liquor: dark orange

I enjoy having thai iced tea and coffee while out so I couldn't resist this when I saw it in the store.

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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