This came in my January Sips by box. I think it’s my third by Fava Teas? I’ve liked them all so far.

First of all, this tea smells so wonderful. Such a festive and spiced citrus aroma! There are so many goodies mixed in. Big pieces of dried orange, pretty pink peppercorns, whole cloves and cardamom pods, and a generous amount of cinnamon chips.

It brews up to a dark reddish brown and smells sweet like Christmas. Upon first sip, I notice an unexpected creamy vanilla note. Oooh. The vanilla is followed by bright, sunny orange, then spices. The spices all sort of blend together, with cinnamon being the most noticeable. The clove and cardamom are there, but in the background. I didn’t see it in my sample, but I swear I also taste star anise. Or maybe allspice?

Basically, this tastes like a holiday dessert and I am here for it. Glad I got to try this.

EDIT: Cooled, this tastes like a spiced Creamcicle.

Sipdowns in 2019: 5

Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Citrus Fruits, Citrus Zest, Citrusy, Clove, Cloves, Orange, Orange Zest

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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