Found this one at a local gourmet shop. I figured that for the price, and given the lovely, spicy aroma, even if it was bad it’d be useful for something.

Luckily, it’s not! It is a little weak, but with the big chunks of orange peel, I probably skimped on the leaves a bit, so I’ll reserve judgement on that count until the next cup. But the oranges and cloves! Both are strong enough to flavor this really nicely, but not overwhelming in the least; the orange is more sweet than citrusy, and the cloves give just a hint of spice that is really great. I think it could use a little more clove, but only a little, and I would probably eat them straight if I could so I’m not the best judge.

Not going to rate this until I have another cup, but I’m excited to try again. And to try the other two I got from the same shop!

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I love tea! I still don’t know very much about it, though; I know what I like and what I don’t, and that’s about it.

Aside from tea (and food), I enjoy crafty stuff, writing, reading and playing with my cats.

About my ratings: I need to go through and redo them, because really I just sort of use that slider as a ranking system and the numbers for a lot of the teas I’ve done notes for don’t accurately reflect how I actually feel about them. :/



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