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Monday, November 4, 2013

Tea Forte Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Chocolate Rose'

Tea Information:
Tea: Chocolate Rose
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Tea Forte
Purchase: Here
Description: An indulgent naturally sweet cup with a deep chocolate taste and pleasing floral finish. Perfect to rejuvenate your day, or to luxuriate in a as an after-dinner indulgence. Enhance with a splash of milk.
Ingredients: Fair Trade Certified™ organic black tea, organic cocoa husk, natural chocolate flavor, organic rose petals, natural rose flavor

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 packets
Water: 750ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: alcohol, chocolate, savory, hints floral
Steeped Tea Smell: chocolate, rose, slight bakey background
Flavor: bakey, sweet, savory rose, then a tangy finish
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: tangy, perfumy
Liquor: translucent dark brown

the finish kills it

Post-Steep Additives:
reduces the after tang

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 purchased this product. 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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