Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tea Time: Festivus


Reviewed by: Juturna F.
Type of tea
Black, loose-leaf
Flavor aspects and Aroma
Flavor Aspects: Floral, Spicy
Aroma: Orange and Cloves
Where I got it
Tin Roof Teas (It's a holiday tea.)
Somewhere between $7-$10 for 250 grams (can't remember exactly)
How I brewed it
3 tsp in a tea strainer, hot water from the break room coffee machine poured in until 12oz mug full, steeped for 2 minutes.
Rebrewing notes
A little lighter colored on the second brew, not quite as strong in flavor. Didn't try a 3rd brew but I expect it wouldn't do well.
I expected a darker brew from a black tea, but it's fairly light even on the first brew. But since it's got at least as much in the way of other ingredients as it does tea leaves, that's not entirely a surprise. There are actually dried orange peels in this one. Despite the poor rebrewing, it's a pretty good tea, with half the pleasure in the scent.

Spices include black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and pink peppercorn; it also includes orange and apple pieces. I'm pretty certain the black tea is just so you can say it's caffeinated, because I barely taste the tea at all. However, I happen to like the smell of orange and spices, so I like this tea. If you enjoy fruity herbal teas or Bigelow's Constant Comment, you'd probably like this one, too. I honestly haven't tried the latter, so I can't tell you exactly how they compare.

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