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Sunday, June 3, 2012

52Teas Loose Leaf Green Tea 'virgin fuzzy navel'

Tea Information:
Tea: virgin fuzzy navel
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: According to Wikipedia:

The fuzzy navel was one of the first drinks to arise in the new popularity of cocktails and mixed drinks in the 1980s. It was created by Doug Schuster in Dublin, Ohio who was working for National Distillers at the time. National Distillers owned the right to distribute a new product from DeKuyper called Peachtree Schnapps. Doug was tasked with creating new drinks containing the Schnapps. He found that it tasted best when mixed with orange juice. He christened it the “Fuzzy Navel” after the marketing department came up with the slogan, “You can taste the fuzz”.

A competing claim has its origination in Omaha Nebraska at the Wagon Tongue Bar. It was mixed by Jack Sherman, who worked for Phillips & Sons Liquor, who gave it the name “fuzzy navel”.

This fashion was described by New York Times critic William Grimes as “a kind of cult, rallying points for young drinkers in search of fun and not too picky about taste”.

“Fuzzy” in the name refers to the peach, and “navel” to the orange.

I guess that’s better than a drink named after a hairy bellybutton.

Ingredients: Premium green teas, freeze-dried oranges, freeze-dried pineapple, natural falvors.

Steep Information:
Amount: 3tsp
Water: 500ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Peach, orange, sweet, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: peach, orange, pineapple, fruity, sweet, slight vegetal
Flavor: orange pineapple, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: citrus tang
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

good! I am enjoying this for breakfast

Post-Steep Additives: touch of agave make it fruiter

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

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