Type: Black Tea
Company: Tazo (owned by Starbucks)
Description: Tazo® Joy™ is a delicate yet full cup, created with some of the finest varietal teas available. Rare Darjeelings and Formosa Oolongs are paired with light-bodied, fragrant Nuwara Eliya teas from Ceylon. Yunnan teas from the high plateaus of Southern China and Southern India Nilgiris add texture and complexity. It's a very special tea to share freely with friends or selfishly hoard by yourself as an exceptional holiday treat.
Ingredients: Black teas, green teas, oolong teas, and natural flavour.
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: boiling 16oz water
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes (http://steep.it)
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal and black and sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet black and a little vegetal
Flavor: black tea with a hint of vegetal
Liquor: translucent dark orange-brown
This is a seasonal tea which is no longer available online at the Starbucks Store, you may still find a tin in your local Starbucks or online retailer.
This year the tea is full leaf and in a sachet as opposed to CTC in a paper filterbag.
Starbucks Tazo Tea – ‘Tis the season of Joy - Guest Post at StarbucksMelody.com
My review of last year's filterbag Joy
Rating: 3/4 leaves
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