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Friday, May 15, 2015

Takeya USA Loose Leaf Black Tea 'tropical black'

Tea Information:
Tea: tropical black
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Takeya USA
Purchase: Here

Papaya, mango, pineapple, and coconut pieces add a tropical burst of fresh flavor to brisk black tea. Takeya Tropical Black Flash Chill Iced Tea is made with premium, whole leaf black tea and natural fruit pieces for an exceptional glass of iced tea.

Each Takeya tea is designed to ensure the most flavorful iced tea using our foil packets to lock in freshness and flavor. The packets are pre-measured to take out the guesswork, use one packet for the 1 quart Tea Maker and two for the 2 quart. Simply tear open, brew, chill, and enjoy the most delicious sip, every time.

Ingredients: South Indian Black Tea Blend, Pineapple pieces*, Papaya pieces*, Natural Passion Fruit Flavoring, Natural Mango Flavoring, Mango pieces*, Safflower, Coconut Pieces, Natural Pineapple Flavoring, Natural Coconut Flavoring
*dried fruit pieces preserved in cane sugar
Origin: South India

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 packets
Water: 2 QT room temperature
Tool: Takeya flash chill
Steep Time: overnight in fridge
Served: Cold

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: green, fruity, sweet, sour finish, citrus, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: very faint floral and fruity
Flavor: sweet, fruity, finish is floral then vegetal
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: perfumy
Liquor: translucent orange-yellow-green

Very enjoyable iced tea, bonus for not needing to measuring and being easy to make

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

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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