Orange Blossom Chamomile from Petali Teas

Orange-BlossomTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Amoda Tea

Tisane Description:

Ingredients:  German chamomile, mint, orange peels and blossoms, malva and lemongrass.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is the third tea that I received in my December Amoda Box (Yeah, I am behind, I
know)  The other two teas that came in December’s Amoda Box were Black Tea Merlot from Vintage TeaWorks, which I did not review after receiving this box because I had reviewed it previously, and Minty Winter Wonderland from Tiesta Tea.

This Orange Blossom Chamomile from Petali Teas is a surprising blend.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of herbal blends, preferring teas with the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, but, I must admit that I do find herbal tisanes to be a nice, caffeine free alternative for evenings.  And this herbal from Petali Teas is really tasty.

When I opened the pouch, I was astonished at how good the dry leaf smelled.  It smelled sweet and orange-y … reminding me a bit of orange slices (you know those jelly candies that are an orange gel that is covered in sugar?  Yeah, those … that’s what this tisane smells like to me) and since I love orange slices, my mouth started watering when I first smelled this … and I started craving orange slices.  Since I didn’t happen to have any in the house, I decided to brew a cup of this to see if it would help curb my craving.

Sadly, it did not curb the desire for candy, but, I will say that it is a tasty cuppa.  Citrus notes are strong, and it’s not just orange that I taste.  I taste hints of lemon and even a touch of lime.  The orange is the strongest note, but, I like how this is almost like a citrus punch kind of flavor, rather than focusing just on the orange.  I also taste a very light floral note to this.

The ingredients list peppermint, and while I don’t taste a distinct minty note that screams PEPPERMINT to me, there is a certain zesty … crisp, cool note to this that I attribute to the peppermint.  That is to say … this doesn’t taste overwhelmingly minty … but there are qualities to this that are minty.  Perhaps the strength of the citrus is such that it overpowers the peppermint … and for this particular tisane, that works for me, because it is … after all, called Orange Blossom Chamomile and not Peppermint Chamomile.  It should be about the citrus.  But I do like the minty characteristics in this blend.

Overall, I found this to be enjoyable … one I’d be happy to enjoy again.

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