Another of the 12 teas of Xmas I didn´t manage to drink in December. When I see “spiced orange”, I tend to avoid it, as it´s often over-spiced, over-orangey, over the top with fragrances which can be everything apart from subtle ;-) and I love spices, I love orange…in a delicate, balanced way!
So, first nice surprise was the aroma of the loose tea : one can tell the orange, and the spices, nothing too overwhelming or agressive though. Actually, it reminded me of “peperkoek”, a soft sweet treat typical for our celebration of Saint Nicholas (6th December)…definitely a positive point. Then, the brew : it´s OK, although a lot of the subtle aroma´s have been lost. As far as I am concerned, this is a lot better than what I expected (a gluewine-ish tea with straight-in-your-face clove), but quite a disappointment after the nose of the dry, loose tea.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Cookie, Orange