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drank Orange Blossom by Rishi Tea
911 tasting notes

I’m a sucker for anything orange. So just based on the name I knew I had to get this one. Sadly, I’m a bit brain dead tonight so I can’t really pick out lots of goodies from the dry leaf. But it smells fun.

Post-pouring, I can smell the lemongrass but I can also smell something that reminds me of my perfume (which has notes of things like Bergamot, Grapefruit, Mandarin and Orange – it’s yummy). Sipping is… wow. The front taste is definitely the lemongrass but it’s quickly followed by some nicely juicy and dark citrus tastes. And I say ‘dark’ because it’s a pretty concentrated flavor. The lemongrass keeps a nice, fluffy top note going on and (I’m thinking) the osthmanthus (or perhaps the lemon myrtle since I don’t know what that tastes likes) gives it a sweet end note, with the citrus hitting in the late middle. It’s almost borderline too phlegm-producing herbal with the strong citrus but that lemongrass saves it and as it cools, that heavy citrus lightens up to a more clementine taste.

This is really actually very good. Light but flavorful, good citrus flavors (that don’t remind me of Froot Loops – always a plus) and pretty darn refreshing. I think this would probably be pretty summery and awesome as an iced tea. This is an herbal I’d be happy to add in my rotation for nights that I need tea but it’s too late to have caffeine.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec
takgoti

This sounds like something I would like. I do love clementines.

What perfume do you use? I feel like we’ve had this discussion before.

teaplz

Hah! I am not a fan of citrus fruits sometimes, but this does taste yummy. And yay, the Fruity Pebbles is not present!

Auggy

I use Blu Mediterraneo’s Arancia Di Capri. I love it so much. When I first tried it, I seriously called the husband to tell him how yummy I smelled. It’s also got a little caramel and musk in it making it like a dessert with a rich orange caramel-like sauce.
And we shall see how you two like this one… :D

Hyrulehippie

Both this beverage and your perfume sound delicious.

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takgoti

This sounds like something I would like. I do love clementines.

What perfume do you use? I feel like we’ve had this discussion before.

teaplz

Hah! I am not a fan of citrus fruits sometimes, but this does taste yummy. And yay, the Fruity Pebbles is not present!

Auggy

I use Blu Mediterraneo’s Arancia Di Capri. I love it so much. When I first tried it, I seriously called the husband to tell him how yummy I smelled. It’s also got a little caramel and musk in it making it like a dessert with a rich orange caramel-like sauce.
And we shall see how you two like this one… :D

Hyrulehippie

Both this beverage and your perfume sound delicious.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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