Review: Tea So Tea Organic Black Tea

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Its OK"Unlike most teabags, these are not dust or fannings. Though somewhat broken, once its brewed, you can see that most of the leaves are only broken in half."
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teasoblackvanillaTea So Tea teas are certified Fair Trade, Carbon Neutral and forest garden grown. These Sri Lankan teas come in beautiful pyramid bags that are 100% biodegradable.

The first thing that I notice when I pull out a Tea So Tea teabag, is that the tea leaves are very large. Unlike most teabags, these are not dust or fannings. Though somewhat broken, once its brewed, you can see that most of the leaves are only broken in half.

The second thing I noticed, is that, though the tea is beautiful and full leaved, there is not as much tea in the tea bag as I would use for a cup of tea. But different teas can require different measurements so I went ahead and brewed it just like I had measured one tea scoop of tea. I used fresh water, and steeped it, covered, for 4 minutes.

I found the cup of tea to be quite weak and watery. I put the teabag in to brew it a bit longer, but that only made the tea bitter. So the next time, I used a smaller cup and didn’t fill it up all the way. It was better. It was a very light cup of tea and I couldn’t steep it more than 4 min or it turned bitter. But once I figured out the measurements, it was a pretty nice cup of tea.

I love that this black tea is organic. I don’t like that the cup of tea is so small. So, I’m kind of on the fence about this one. There’s nothing wrong with it. It just doesn’t jump out at me as being more convenient than loose leaf tea, and it didn’t stand out as having a flavor that drew me back to wanting more.

I tend to want my teaspoon to stand up in the tea (ie: I like a strong bodied black tea). This would be a better teabag for those that want a small light cup of tea, rather than tea drinkers like me.

— To purchase Tea So Tea Organic Black Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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