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Friday, December 3, 2010

LIPTON Teabag Black Tea 'Vanilla Caramel Truffle'

Tea Information:
Tea: Vanilla Caramel Truffle
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: LIPTON
Purchase: Here
Description: A perfectly sweet indulgence. Delicate vanilla blends beautifully with caramel. Go ahead. You deserve it.
Ingredients: Black tea, caramel powder, corn starch, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 12 ounces boiling water
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet vanilla
Steeped Tea Smell: caramel, vanilla
Flavor: bitter black tea, caramel
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bitter, astringent
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

Post-Steep Additives: + German rock sugar = more caramel, vanilla

Not bad, not great - works well as a quick minimal thought work tea.

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

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