52 Tasting Notes
I purchased this for myself prior to trying the Orange Chocolate Sweet Spice my mother got for me. I thought I would like this one better, that it would be more to my tastes. Apparently she knows me better than I do. I guess that’s a mom thing. Anyway, this is pretty good. Nothing that makes it stand out except it can be resteeped while the Orange Chocolate Sweet Spice can’t. It is what i consider to be a quintessential tea color. It has very caramel-ly notes for me and some spice and a lot of nut. I don’t really get the fruit notes but I can see the little candied pieces so I know they’re in there. Hello, little fruities! I wish you were a touch more prominent! Wouldn’t go out of my way to stock this again. There are so many others out there to try.
I got this for Christmas from my loving momma and didn’t think I’d enjoy it, honestly. I don’t typically like citrus and chocolate together but this is truly spot on! I add probably too much sugar but it serves as a dessert for me so I don’t mind the calories too much. The color is dark and the aroma is spicy oranges. I get the orange right on top, followed closely by the spice and lastly by the chocolate. The chocolate is pretty intense but was executed well. Overall, very enjoyable.
EDIT: I have since discovered that my doggy hates the smell of it. He won’t sit next to me on the couch and went as far away as across the room to the recliner to get away from it. Yikes! This one has a con.