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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tea Forte Loose Leaf Black Tea 'hazelnut truffle'

Tea Information:
Tea: hazelnut truffle
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Tea Forte
Purchase: Here
Description: A rich black tea with luscious Belgian chocolate, rosebuds, cacao and roasted coconut flakes. Enriched with notes of toasted Hazelnuts.
Ingredients: black tea, organic cacao shells, roasted coconut flakes, rose buds, chocolate chips, (sugar, cacao powder, soy lecithin), rose petals, natural hazelnut flavor, other natural flavors, contains soy

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: boiling, 2 mugs
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: Strong hazelnut, hints of dark chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: hazelnut
Flavor: black tea, hints of chocolate and hazelnut
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Rating: 3/4 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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