drank Wild Orange Blossom by Teavana
1481 tasting notes

There’s a friends and family 30% off thingie going on (just mention it in-store, I don’t have a code for online sorry) so I got some of this one to try.

I actually like it. I’m having it unsweetened right now, and it’s quite sweet-tart with a lot of citrus-essential-oil-ness going on and a floral aftertaste. The steeped liquid smells mostly of hibiscus, but the steeped “stuff” smells of floral orange.

I think this would go GREAT with honey, especially if you happen to have orange blossom honey around. Mostly it’s just nice to have something herbal that doesn’t suck all the water out of my mouth because it’s so sour/astringent. I think that Stash’s Meyer Lemon is a similar idea, and I like that one too. I just keep forgetting to reach for the bags.

This tea also has natural flavours, not artificial ones. So that’s good.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
MissB

Online code is friends30, and it’s good until Nov 21st.

OMGsrsly

I drank it fast, but the re-steep is kind of insipid. Oh well! It’ll be good while it lasts. :) Thanks for the code, MissB.

JustJames

ew…. this one i did NOT like. but i’m picky about orange in teas, well, pith more the point.

OMGsrsly

Then don’t try Stash’s Meyer Lemon! :) I dried a bunch of oranges sliced on a mandolin, and I eat the whole thing – pith, skin, delicious amazing dried orange fleshy bits. Mmm.

VariaTEA

I am not a fan of this one but I think it blends nicely with their Youthberry tea. I think the delicate Youthberry helps to tone down the overwhelming (overwhelming for me at least) citrus flavor

OMGsrsly

Haha. :) Yes, it’s extremely citrusy.

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MissB

Online code is friends30, and it’s good until Nov 21st.

OMGsrsly

I drank it fast, but the re-steep is kind of insipid. Oh well! It’ll be good while it lasts. :) Thanks for the code, MissB.

JustJames

ew…. this one i did NOT like. but i’m picky about orange in teas, well, pith more the point.

OMGsrsly

Then don’t try Stash’s Meyer Lemon! :) I dried a bunch of oranges sliced on a mandolin, and I eat the whole thing – pith, skin, delicious amazing dried orange fleshy bits. Mmm.

VariaTEA

I am not a fan of this one but I think it blends nicely with their Youthberry tea. I think the delicate Youthberry helps to tone down the overwhelming (overwhelming for me at least) citrus flavor

OMGsrsly

Haha. :) Yes, it’s extremely citrusy.

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

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