Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Just.Organic.Tea
Our premium black teas provide the backdrop for the sweet tartness of organic Valencia orange peel and exotic spices. Tastes great hot or iced. Or, prepare with milk for a unique chai experience.
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During my years as a tea reviewer, I’ve tasted many “orange spice” black tea blends like this. I never tire of smelling the orange spice teas! They remind me of autumn and of Thanksgiving, of winter and the holiday season. I love the combination of aromatic orange and warm spices.
This Just Outstanding Orange Spice Black Tea from Just.Organic.Tea. offers up just the fragrance I wanted when I opened the packet. Mmm! Clove, orange and a hint of cinnamon. This smells like something I’d simmer on my stove to perfume my house. And while it would seem that orange spice teas are easy to find in just about every tea shop (online or otherwise), this one is definitely DIFFERENT from the usual orange spice. This blend earns it’s “Outstanding” in it’s name.
So, what makes this different? I’m not sure if it’s the fact that it’s all organic, or if it’s because this new company takes a different approach in how it blends its teas. Probably a combination of these two factors. I can definitely taste the love and care that this new small company has put into blending the tea.
There isn’t an extravagant amount of spice to this blend. This isn’t one of those “red hot” cinnamon teas that is overwhelmingly cinnamon-y sweet. Don’t get me wrong, hey, I love those teas too, but, I like that there is a delicious balance to this cup: the spices don’t kick me in the mouth. The orange isn’t overpowered by the strong cinnamon and clove. I taste the spice and the orange … and believe or not, I taste TEA!
The black tea base is a mild, even-tasting black tea: smooth and rewarding. It’s invigorating, but at the same time, there is a mellowness to the cup that is quite relaxing. The kind of cuppa that makes you go “ahh” when you take a sip because it’s just what your taste buds are craving.
This is the first tea that I’ve sampled from Just.Organic.Tea. and it lives up to it’s outstanding name. If you’ve been looking for an orange spice that doesn’t overemphasize it’s spice level, you should give this one a try. It’s warm and delicious without going overboard.
If you’re able to, please consider contributing to Just.Organic.Tea’s Fundraising Campaign on Kickstarter. With your help, this new tea company can get up and running!