drank Orange Bliss by Twinings
1828 tasting notes

I have no memory of where I got this teabag. There are only two places I can think of – the most likely being that one of my students brought this to me from her trip to Disney long ago. The other possibility is that daughter’s BF sent it from Ireland, but I don’t think so. This has been hiding somewhere but turned up yesterday in all the turmoil.

You see, dear hubby who can do ANYTHING! ANYTHING I TELL YOU! is moving our washer and dryer for greater convenience for me. But as happens, it was discovered that the wall where the washer used to be was wet from seepage and the sheetrock had to be replaced. This resulted in two extra trips to the hardware store and lots of extra time for poor hubby and the water had to stay shut off periodically so he could run new water lunes and I couldn’t have tea and since we were pulling things out we found tons of things, including this tea. Phew!

(Oddly, I also found a three page “handy hints” email that my late mom printed up for me over a decade ago, and I saw the identical list on Pinterest today. Weird.)

Now this teabag is probably no spring chicken, but I am horrified at how much tea I have now that I had to move it all around so I am drinking up such things as I can. I steeped it for three minutes in just less than boiling water. Wow, this is dark!

But you know what? The tea really tastes like hearty tea blend and the orange flavor is really authentic, including the juicy orange aroma plus that slight bitter smell you get from the white membrane. This really tastes like I just squeezed an orange over my cup. Since the base is a little stronger than I usually drink, I added a wee bit of sugar and had a nice cuppa. I also got rid of one teabag without guilt. Now I only have about twenty teas to go…

K S

I’ve never even heard of this one. I’ll have to check the local market for this one – gives me yet one more excuse to walk the tea aisle :)

ashmanra

I think there is an area at Disney with food from many different countries. The British section had a basket full of different types of Twinings and she picked a handful to bring back to me. I think I saw it at either A Southern Season or Christmas Tree Shops once.

K S

They have it on Amazon. I’m pretty sure I’ll find in the nearby college town. Twinings is good stuff on the relative cheap.

teatime traveler

Interesting variation in reviews on OB when you tap on “Tasting Notes!” I’m glad you liked it. It sounds lovely, perhaps better brewed lighter?

Michelle Butler Hallett

I love a good orange and black tea. I’ve found Twinings disappointing over the years, but I’ll hunt this one down.

teatime traveler

I find I crave an orange taste so rarely with tea, but that when the time is right, it hits the spot. Probably my favorite combo is to have cut a truly aromatic orange nearby, taste the vapor in the air, sip a fine, unflavored black tea, and nibble the orange. This is especially good in the dead of winter so stock up, y’all!

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K S

I’ve never even heard of this one. I’ll have to check the local market for this one – gives me yet one more excuse to walk the tea aisle :)

ashmanra

I think there is an area at Disney with food from many different countries. The British section had a basket full of different types of Twinings and she picked a handful to bring back to me. I think I saw it at either A Southern Season or Christmas Tree Shops once.

K S

They have it on Amazon. I’m pretty sure I’ll find in the nearby college town. Twinings is good stuff on the relative cheap.

teatime traveler

Interesting variation in reviews on OB when you tap on “Tasting Notes!” I’m glad you liked it. It sounds lovely, perhaps better brewed lighter?

Michelle Butler Hallett

I love a good orange and black tea. I’ve found Twinings disappointing over the years, but I’ll hunt this one down.

teatime traveler

I find I crave an orange taste so rarely with tea, but that when the time is right, it hits the spot. Probably my favorite combo is to have cut a truly aromatic orange nearby, taste the vapor in the air, sip a fine, unflavored black tea, and nibble the orange. This is especially good in the dead of winter so stock up, y’all!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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