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Saturday, February 27, 2010

TeaHaus Ann Arbor Loose Leaf Black Tea '982 Cream (organic)'

Tea Information:
Tea: 982 Cream (organic)
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: TeaHaus Ann Arbor, MI
Purchase: Here
Description: Sweet cream meets strong black tea.

Preparation: 3 g tea leaves (1 heaping teaspoon) per 8oz cup of filtered, boiling water. Allow to brew 2 min.

Ingredients: Black tea from India, natural flavor.

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 6 ounces boiling filtered
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
Steeped Tea Smell: strong black tea, MilitiaJim notes vanilla AmazonV notes caramel
Flavor: smooth strong black tea, a bit bitter
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: nice dark orange-brown

Steepster traveling teabox tea!

Not really getting the sweet cream taste, it is a smooth yet bold black, but that's about it.

Post-Steep Additives: german rock sugar, 1 tsp

This tempers the bitter, now I think it bring out the creaminess.

Resteep: 2 min w/1 tsp rock sugar

I still the am getting mostly the same as above and I am getting a slight citrus hint in the flavor and the hint of vanilla in the smell MilitiaJim was talking about.

I am a cream and sugar in my black tea kind of person, some people don't really like additives, while others always put them in without trying the tea first. i like to give the tea a chance first.

It's a solid black, but I won't buy it as there are other blacks I love as opposed to like / find to be good quality.

Rating: 2/3

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