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Thursday, October 28, 2010

52Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Walnut Fudge Brownie'

Tea Information:
Tea: Walnut Fudge Brownie
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52teas
Purchase: Here
Description: Our premium black teas blended with real organic cacao nibs, milk chocolate chips, walnuts and natural flavors. Beyond decadent.

I had a little bit of a sweet tooth, so I decided it was time to bring the chocolate. Here it is, our premium Indian black teas blended with organic cacao nibs AND milk chocolate chips, walnuts and natural flavors. Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds.

Ingredients: Premium tea, milk chocolate chips, walnuts, organic cacao nibs.

Steep Information:
Amount: ~3 tsp
Water: filtered, 500ml, 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chocolate cake with hints of walnut
Steeped Tea Smell: chocolate, hints of black tea
Flavor: black tea, chocolate
Body: Light
Aftertaste: walnut, slightly astringent and bitter
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

I think I needed to make it longer, and perhaps a bit cooler.

Post-Steep Additives: German rock sugar - a little more chocolate

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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