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Monday, December 27, 2010

Mad Pots of Tea Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Fleur de Grey'

Tea Information:
Tea: Fleur de Grey
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Mad Pots of Tea (@MadamPotts)
Purchase: Here
Description: If this tea came to life it'd hang around art museums and read you French poetry. It's intelligent, creative, and impulsive; fashioned for a professional tea reviewer of similar description. The brassiness of the black tea is softened with floral undertones and sweetened with licorice root and vanilla, for a blend that's refreshing and meditative.
Ingredients: Earl Grey, Lavender, Stevia, Vanilla, Red Clover, Licorice Root, Chrysanthemum

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: lavender, bergamot
Steeped Tea Smell: lavender, bergamot, floral
Flavor: floral, bergamot, black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bergamot
Liquor: translucent light brown, amber

Too much lavender for me, but i like how the chrysanthemum plays into the earl grey.

If you have not read about my PersonaliTEA custom blend check out my post about that here.

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

I received this product for free as a gift. All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.
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