When my sample of this was steeping I noticed what looked like actually orange/tangerine pieces. Not dehydrated sections still on the rind, literal pieces like the ones you would eat. The orange flavor here tastes like actual orange juice too and not the stuff you pour from a bottle but rather the juice you taste when eating an orange. There is also a slight caramel quality though very faint, which is consistent with the only other Tamarind tea I have tried. There is also just a touch of pithiness.
I wonder if the temperature is playing any role here since this has completely cooled since I made it a few hours ago. I worry that maybe hot, the orange might be hidden but who knows. Then again the pithiness could be hidden too and the caramel could be bit more present.