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Thursday, November 3, 2011

52Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Apple Cider'

Tea Information:
Tea: Apple Cider
Type: Apple Cider Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: It’s that time of year again. The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter… the only thing better than some hot apple cider is some hot apple cider tea from 52teas!

Here’s our premium black teas blended with organic cinnamon, clove and dried apple bits. This is actually amazing hot or iced!

Ingredients: Premium black teas, cinnamon, dried apples, clove, natural flavors

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: boiling
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes...I forgot about it so + ???
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: mulled apple cider (cinnamon, apple)
Steeped Tea Smell: mulled apple cider (cinnamon, apple)
Flavor: black tea, hints of apple, cinnamon, spice
Body: Full
Aftertaste: slight astringency
Liquor: translucent dark orange-brown

As usual, the smell is much stronger than the taste.

Post-Steep Additives: +1 tsp german rock sugar = brings out the flavors more

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 purchased this product. 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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