I didn’t look at the ingredients of this blend super closely before steeping it, so mentally I was really prepped for something more juicy and fruit forward. My first sip was a weird one because of that, since this has much more of a prominent note of clove. It’s pretty soothing and slightly medicinal (in a nice way) tasting and the combination of spices with a very natural note of pretty unsweet orange (but not bitter/pithy) was actually very pleasant once I had kind of bounced back from the initial shock and surprise.
I wish I had another cup worth of this. I feel like it’s something I’d need to experience once or twice more before feeling comfortable committing to buying a full bag, but I see promise with this. It’s a bit like that “Constant Comment” orange/spice profile that’s so popular around the holidays, but less intense and a bit more orange forward. Also more elevated feeling.