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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Choice Organic Teas Teabag Black Tea 'Estate Blend Darjeeling'

Tea Information:
Tea: Estate Blend Darjeeling
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Choice Organic Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: This gentle, refined blend features a floral, nutty taste. The leaves are hand-picked at the height of the season in the famed hills of India's Darjeeling region. Then they're blended to tease out the finest fragrance and taste of muscatel.
Ingredients: Organic Black Tea* *Fair Trade Certified™

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: ml at 212°F
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: paper, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, bakey
Flavor: paper, bakey
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent brown orange

Meh, it's a bagged tea. I got it as a sample at NW tea fest, so it's old, to give it some slack, but still that means better packaging needed?

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 for free in return for writing a review. 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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