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The Tea Nation

Orange Spice Tea from The Tea Nation

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: The Tea Nation

Product Description:
Oranges originated in Southeast Asia and are widely grown in warm climates worldwide. The fruit is commonly peeled and eaten fresh, or squeezed for its juice. We have mixed a refined orange extract with a secret blend of a variety of aromatic spices like cinnamon, cardamom and cloves to create this exciting taste. As with all our tea we have used only Pure Ceylon high grown teas that have a full bodied aroma to create a pleasurable cup of tea

Tasters Review:

Orange Spice Tea from The Tea Nation is a bagged flavored green tea and it smells like orange and green tea.

It also tastes like grassy green tea, a little orange, and almost like a gingery type spice.   The orange is subtle yet pleasant.  I think I would like it better without the spices in it and it just being orange flavored green tea.  I do like this one better that most of the Tea Nation Teas overall…so far.

I did find that as it cools – the spices come out more and if over steeped the spices overpower the other flavors.  It’s the other flavors that I enjoyed…so…I will just have to remember NOT to over infuse and continue to drink this HOT.  If I do that…all will be well in my own personal tea world.

This is a nicely flavored green tea in a bag when done to your preference.

Pomegranate Green Tea from The Tea Nation

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  The Tea Nation

Company Description:

Pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree. It is native to the Middle East and Northern India, although it has been cultivated and naturalized throughout the Mediterranean and the Caucasus since ancient times. Pomegranate has a high level of potassium and antioxidants. The most abundant are hydrolyzable tannins called punicalagins which have free-radical scavenging properties. We have flavored our Pure Ceylon high grown teas with the most pleasant pomegranate flavor so that you can enjoy it any time of the day. This tea is particularly good after dinner.

Taster’s Review:

Whenever I encounter tea in a tea bag, I am initially skeptical.  It is kind of a “knee-jerk” reaction, I guess, but the truth is that over the past couple of years that I’ve been writing tea reviews, I’ve come across quite a few bagged teas that were quite good.

So, I was initially skeptical when I received this bagged tea from The Tea Nation.  I shouldn’t have been, though, because this tea is delicious.

It has an unusually intense flavor.  I say “unusually” because, generally, green tea is quite delicate in flavor, but this has a bright, vibrant flavor.  The pomegranate is sweet with a very light tartness to it.  The green tea has a light, buttery quality.

It is a very tasty brew; however, you should be warned that this tea is quite sweet.  For those of you who might automatically add sweetener to your tea, taste this one first before you sweeten so that you don’t accidentally overdo it!  I found it to be very satisfying without adding sweetener.

This is my first tasting of a tea from The Tea Nation, and I’m quite impressed by it!  It encourages me to seek out other teas from them and give them a try.

Vanilla Almond Black Tea from The Tea Nation

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: The Tea Nation

Product Description:

Black Tea

Black tea is most commonly produced in South Asia and Africa. It has a stronger flavor than most other teas and also has higher caffeine content. Black tea is prepared from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis and it is the most fermented of all teas. Black tea from Ceylon Tea is primarily produced using the orthodox method, where tea leaves are first harvested and then rolled to small pieces and fermented. The fermented tea leaves are dried using fire kilns. This process gives black tea its characteristic strong, full-bodied flavor and deep brown color.

Flow Through Bags

This type of tea bag has been in the tea industry for many years. It has two chambers filled with tea. These two chambers are attached to a tag with a string. The two chambers make brewing tea even and pleasant. The string and the tag make the tea bag easy to handle.

Vanilla Almond

Vanilla was completely unknown in the Old World until sixteenth century Spanish explorers who arrived on the Gulf Coast of Mexico found and gave it its name. The sailors took vanilla with them as they journeyed through Africa and Asia. In old medicinal literature, vanilla is described as an aphrodisiac and even as a remedy for fevers. While these purported uses have never been scientifically validated, it has been shown that vanilla does increase levels of catecholamines. While almonds are native to Iran, they have also been used in China as a key ingredient in a popular dessert when they are mixed with milk and served hot. In Indian cuisine, almonds are the base ingredient for pasanda-style curries. We have blended these two complimentary flavors with a light liquoring, high grown Pure Ceylon tea, to create a soothing blend that is a delicious breakfast or afternoon tea

Tasters Review

Before steeping Vanilla Almond Black Tea from The Tea Nation smells like Vanilla and Almond noticeably more Almond than Vanilla.  After steeping it smells like both Vanilla and Almond pretty equally.  Once infused – or steeped – in this case because it’s the bagged version – the color is dark brown.  Taste-wise this one really surprised me.  It’s a nicely flavored black tea…and surprisingly smooth! The Vanilla and Almond are both present but I think there maybe a little more vanilla than almond. It’s also smooth all the way thru the sip on to the aftertaste! This is a nice Flavored Black for the morning or afternoon!