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Monday, January 10, 2011

Walnut Street Tea Company Loose Leaf Herbal Tisane 'Blue Eyes'

Tea Information:
Tea: Blue Eyes
Type: Herbal Tisane (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Walnut Street Tea Company
Purchase: 115 S Walnut St, Champaign, IL 61820

Steep Information:
Amount: ~3 tsp (plastic lunch spoon)
Water: hot spigot water (usually ~160°F)
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: 4+ minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, sweet, fruity, a little coco (smell cross contamination?)
Steeped Tea Smell: apple, hibiscus
Flavor: bitter and sweet berry hibiscus, apple
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sour
Liquor: opaque red-purple

I got this in a swap with Mel on Steepster.

A bit more bitter than I would like.

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

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