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Thursday, February 17, 2011

chi of tea Company Loose Leaf Black Tea 'vanilla bean cream nilgiri'

Tea Information:
Tea: vanilla bean cream nilgiri
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: chi of tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Nilgiri tea represents a variety of black tea that is grown on the hills and mountains of the Nilgiris district in Southern India. Giving Nilgiri tea distinctive characteristics including the intense aroma, fragrance and flavor. The flavor is caused by the high altitude at which this tea is grown. The environment plays a very important role in the growth of the tea plant and later in the aroma of the brew.
Ingredients: Nilgiri tea blended with vanilla beans and vanilla creme flavor.

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp (entire sample)
Water: 2 c boiling water
Tool: my grandmother's Bee House Ceramic Round Teapot (like this one)
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vanilla
Steeped Tea Smell: vanilla
Flavor: lightly vanilla, full black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent, a little bitter
Liquor: opaque dark brown

A basic flavored black tea, I got the vanilla but not really the cream flavor.

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 as a free sample where I paid shipping. 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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