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Tangerine Spice from Kally Tea

Tangerine Spice from Kally Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Kally Tea

Tea Description:

We’ve taken our high quality Bai Mu Dan white tea and blended it with cinnamon, orange and spice. We’ve come up with a flavor that will surprise you as well as invigorate your senses. Kally Tea is proud to present you with this highly gratifying taste sensation.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is delightful!

I’ve had a good number of cinnamon orange spice type teas, but, most of them are a black tea based blend, not white tea.  So I was very intrigued by this Tangerine Spice, which appears to have the same idea of those other cinnamon orange spice teas, but, using a white tea base rather than a black tea.

I don’t know if Kally Tea actually used tangerine flavoring rather than orange – the name of the tea suggests one thing while the description suggests another.  Then again, there are those who consider these two fruits to be so similar that they lump them together.  Personally, I prefer the tangerine over the orange, because it’s sweeter and is a bit more delicate and less tart than the typical orange.

The white tea is a lovely base to use for these flavors, and I’m glad to say that the spices have been toned down appropriately to be in step with the lighter, softer flavor of the Bai Mu Dan.  The white tea gives an almost creamy taste to the cup, which melds really nicely with the flavor of the citrus.  The citrus is not sharp or too tart here, it has a sweet, juicy flavor, and a slight tangy note that lingers into the aftertaste.

The combination of flavors in this blend really works beautifully.  It has a delicate quality to it, as one would expect given that it’s a white tea blend, but, its all balanced out really nicely to provide a very pleasing and refreshing flavor.  It reminds me very much of the earliest days of autumn (which … interestingly enough, is right now!) just as the leaves begin to change color and the air begins to take on a cooler, crisper tone, this gently spiced, citrus tea offers just the right flavor … and it’s delicious hot or iced!

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