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Friday, June 18, 2010

Georgia Tea Company Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Black Currant'

Tea Information:
Tea: Black Currant
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Georgia Tea Company
Purchase: Click the image below

Description:

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teaspoon
Water: ~8 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: make your own paper teabag
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes (using Steep.It)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: FRUITY!
Steeped Tea Smell: fruity, black tea
Flavor: smooth black tea, hints of fruity
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: fruity
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes! Dan will be running the contest monthly, so keep an eye out!

I find the labels on the tea samples to be perfect, they include the company name, tea name, tea type, and steeping directions. I have been informed that the samples that you buy on the web site, or any teas purchased on the site, will come in food safe, plastic lined, kraft bags which keep light out and keep the tea fresh for about 4-5 months. Tea is best stored in tins which are not clear and air tight, since light activates the steeping process and moisture as well. The sample bags I received were about 2-3 cups each, where purchased samples are larger.

I am playing a game with the samples, this was morning roll #4, see this post for details.

Next time I think I should add sugar. It's a good fruity tea, but an afternoon tea not a wake you up tea.

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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