drank Satsuma Spice Cake by DAVIDsTEA
1555 tasting notes

AJRimmer Advent Day 22

I’m not quite sure how satsuma differs from orange. Is orange the general term like apple and satuma is a type like fuji or granny smith? I have some google searching to do! I saw one review where someone compared it to the taste of a chocolate orange and I feel like that is a pretty good description. It has a similar flavor and boldness. There is a little bit of a tart tang to it and it lacks the depth that actual chocolate brings to the chocolate orange. The finish is a bright orange flavor, but I’m not getting any spice or the cake association. Either way it’s a nice cup to start my morning with!

Update after my google search: I might have a satsuma tree growing in the backyard! There is some sort of citrus tree that I ignore and the rats from the neighbor’s garage devour. I have a sensitivity to the citric acid, so I have to pick and choose when to eat citrus (flavoring like in tea is fine) and the fruit on this tree doesn’t make the cut. In my quick search I ran across a recipe that uses zest from the fruit for a curd and I think I could eat that. I’m going to have to give it a go!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
White Antlers

A satsuma is in the mandarin family and is a kind of tangerine. It has soft, loose skin that you peel to get to the seedless citrus sections inside. Its flesh is tart/sweet.

Cameron B.

It looks like it’s a type of mandarin, similar to but not the same as a tangerine.

Dustin

Ah, okay. It’s looking like they are hard to tell apart from others like clementines. Now I’m not sure what this tree in my yard is!

White Antlers

Clementines are usually fairly small. They are smaller than tangerines and satsumas. They are rounder and have tighter skin than a satsuma (which tends to be more like a slightly flattened orb) and their flesh is sweeter than a satsuma, too.

Cameron B.

I’ll have to keep a lookout for satsuma at the grocery, now I want to try one! :P

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White Antlers

A satsuma is in the mandarin family and is a kind of tangerine. It has soft, loose skin that you peel to get to the seedless citrus sections inside. Its flesh is tart/sweet.

Cameron B.

It looks like it’s a type of mandarin, similar to but not the same as a tangerine.

Dustin

Ah, okay. It’s looking like they are hard to tell apart from others like clementines. Now I’m not sure what this tree in my yard is!

White Antlers

Clementines are usually fairly small. They are smaller than tangerines and satsumas. They are rounder and have tighter skin than a satsuma (which tends to be more like a slightly flattened orb) and their flesh is sweeter than a satsuma, too.

Cameron B.

I’ll have to keep a lookout for satsuma at the grocery, now I want to try one! :P

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan, but have had a growing appreciation for plain. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! And no hibiscus. Hibiscus is the devil.

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