Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tea Review: Red Army (Phoenix Tea)

Red Army
Phoenix Tea
Type: Flavored Black
Origin: China, India, Republic of Georgia
Product Description: Russian Caravan style blend.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have a bold aroma of salt and pine smoke.

The red amber infusion has a boldly smoky and salty aroma with a sweet hint of fruit.  The taste is smoky and savory with light notes of wood and caramelized sugar, mild astringency, and a smooth smoky finish.

The full-bodied aroma reminded me of pine wood-fueled campfires and smoked gouda.  Three infusions produced delicious results with the flavor and astringency mellowing by the third infusion.  

This tea was purchased by me.

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