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Have you noticed that sometimes a tea will get a whole lot of tasting notes in a few days? Not even a new tea or one in a tea subscription. That is what happened with this one, I saw some notes on it and was suddenly hit by a craving. Thanks to my swap with Marcel Duchamp, which was perfectly timed, I get to try this one!

I love spiced orange teas. Not cinnamon orange, which can quickly become overpowering, but that kind of melded ginger-cinnamon-anise blend that’s not quite chai. This tea smells SO good while it is brewing, rich and wintry and divine.

The orange and spice are definitely strong here! I don’t know if the oolong really stands out at all, maybe it’s a little woodsy but honestly it’s Teavana, I don’t expect the base to shine. I just want a nice orange cinnamon cup!

But, lurking in the background… hibiscus! What. Not in the description at all! I don’t even know why it is here! The orange flavoring is tart enough as is. I think without the hibiscus I would be head over heels in love with this blend but as it is I just like it. Well, actually I really enjoyed my cup! But I’d like it more without the hibiscus. I’ll be cold brewing my leaves though, which I’ve found lessens the hibiscus (especially if they’ve been brewed once already).

Marcel Duchamp

Yes, 2nd steeping does hold back on the hibiscus. This is also good cold.

Tamm

You’re killing me with this one. I haven’t tried it yet because of the cost, but it sounds right up my ally; even with the hibiscus.

Alphakitty

I think I will be stocking up on this one during this year’s big sale! It’s a long wait, but I could see myself powering through quite a bit of this next winter.

Marcel Duchamp

Tamm, we could always do a small swap if you want to try it. Just PM me.

tattooed_tea

I loved this one enough to suck up teavana’s prices & buy 50g. I know I’ll need more.

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Marcel Duchamp

Yes, 2nd steeping does hold back on the hibiscus. This is also good cold.

Tamm

You’re killing me with this one. I haven’t tried it yet because of the cost, but it sounds right up my ally; even with the hibiscus.

Alphakitty

I think I will be stocking up on this one during this year’s big sale! It’s a long wait, but I could see myself powering through quite a bit of this next winter.

Marcel Duchamp

Tamm, we could always do a small swap if you want to try it. Just PM me.

tattooed_tea

I loved this one enough to suck up teavana’s prices & buy 50g. I know I’ll need more.

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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