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Friday, November 12, 2010

Tea Forte Teabag Red Tisane 'winter chai'

Tea Information:
Tea: winter chai
Type: Red Tisane (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)
Packaging: Teabag / silken pyramid infuser
Company: Tea Forte
Purchase: Here
Description: Classic spices familiar to chai drinkers evoke the aromas of the holidays in this crimson rooibos herbal. A limited edition holiday tea.
Ingredients: rooibos, cardamom, cloves, lemongrass

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag / silken pyramid infuser
Water: hot water spigot, 6-8 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, clove, red tea, woody
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, clove, woody
Flavor: cinnamon, woody
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: spicy
Liquor: deep reddish-brown

Last year's winter chai review

Resteep: 6 minutes or more, not as strong but drinkable.

Rating: 3/4

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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