Using this tea for “pair a tea with a book.” I’m reading “Dying for Attention: A Graphic Memoir of Nursing Home Care,” a graphic novel by Susan MacLeod. My grandmother has been declining in a nursing home for several years now, but I fondly remember her ordering tea whenever we went out for a Sunday brunch. Specifically, Orange Spice tea.
I haven’t had an Orange Spice tea sitting around for a while, so I grabbed this box on my last grocery shopping trip. I was shocked to find I’d reviewed it before, four years ago, at a low 49 rating. Drinking it now… eh… I kinda get it. The black tea needs to be a little bolder, which I noted before. I think the spicing tastes nice… it’s not an in-your-face flavor, but the orange and spices blend nicely. The orange tastes a little artificial but not in that over-bearing, floor polish kind of way that citrus oil flavoring sometimes gets for me.
Other than wishing the base tea was a little stronger, I honestly find this fine… Definitely better choices for an orange spice flavor profile, but not “below average” as far as scoring, so I’m raising this up to a 60.
Flavors: Artificial, Cinnamon, Citrus, Clove, Orange, Spices