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Friday, December 10, 2010

Compass Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Fireside Blend'

Tea Information:
Tea: Fireside Blend
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Compass Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: This elegant citrus and spice black tea blend will have you imagining cozy, snowy nights cuddling up to the fire, and days that you can actually relax. Brew yourself a cup and enjoy the comforting scents of citrus, cloves, and cardamom. Even if you only have five minutes, brew yourself a cup of tea, breathe in the calming scent and sip and slip into a mini-vacation by the fireside.
Black tea- Antioxidant rich, helps keep body hydrated, may help reduce your daily calorie intake which can lead to weight loss
Citrus peels- Vitamin C, immunity boosting
Almonds- * Smooth flavor - However, please be careful if you have nut related allergies
Rose petals- Accenting feature
Cloves, Vanilla bits, Cardamom- Warming, comforting scents

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes (
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, vanilla
Steeped Tea Smell: vanilla, black tea
Flavor: astringent black tea with hints of vanilla, clove
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent, nutty
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

A gift from TeaEqualsBliss, thank you!

Post-Steep Additives: + 1 honey stick = a little spicier

I like it, and would select to have it again if it was an option

Steepster Reviews here.

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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