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Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Persimmon Tree Tea Company Loose Leaf Black Tea 'French Vanilla Bean'

Tea Information:
Tea: French Vanilla Bean
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: The Persimmon Tree Tea Company
Purchase: Here
Description: A wonderfully smooth blend of organic black loose leaf tea and sweet vanilla bean. This creamy tea is great hot or cold with a spoonful of honey or rock sugar.
Ingredients: Organic Black Loose Leaf Tea, Vanilla Beans

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 750ml 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
AmazonV: vanilla bean ice cream
MilitiaJim: Yup, vanilla, a bit of bean in there
Steeped Tea Smell:
AmazonV: vanilla bean ice cream
MilitiaJim: tea with some vanilla
AmazonV: vanilla, black tea
MilitiaJim: Wow. Oversteeped bitter. Nice vanilla flavor though.
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Next time it needs to be steeped on the lower end of the parameters.

Post-Steep Additives: cream, sugar

Much better, less astringent, more of the vanilla flavor comes out as well.

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

I received this product for free in return for writing a review. 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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