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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Art of Tea Loose Leaf Black Tea Q2 #1

Tea Information:
Tea: Q2 #1
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Art of Tea
Ingredients: Organic Black Tea, Tulsi, Natural Flavor
Caffeine Content: Medium Bold
Steeping Time: 3-5 Minutes
Water Temperature: 206 Degrees

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml 205°F filtered water
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: black currant and berries
Steeped Tea Smell: fruity, herbs, black tea
Flavor: black tea followed by a sour herb and light fruit
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sour herb
Liquor: translucent dark red-orange-brown

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 3 8 oz cups filtered water
Tool: glass teapot, in fridge, overnight
Steep Time: midnight-7 am
Served: Cold

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: black currant and berries
Steeped Tea Smell: fruity, black tea
Flavor: black tea followed by light fruit, sour herb
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sour herb
Liquor: translucent dark red-orange-brown

The cold brew was smoother, but the sour herb (almost basil) after taste was too much, and so I do not like this tea.

Rating: 1/4 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





HOT


COLD

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