Løv Organic

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drank Løv is Good by Løv Organic
827 tasting notes

More Løv Organic! I think after this one, I just have two herbal blends left to try. I really like their packaging – the colors are lovely and happy, and the little bird is super cute. Just from looking at this tea and its ingredients, I didn’t have high hopes for it. It’s basically a mix of spices and licorice root, I guess I would call it an herbal chai. Dry scent is strongly spiced, I can definitely smell fennel/anise and clove.

Hmm, this is not what I expected. It’s actually quite mild in flavor, and not at all sharp. The strongest flavor is definitely the fennel/anise combination and the licorice root, which adds a mild sweetness that doesn’t bother me here. I can taste a little bit of the cardamon and ginger (which always seem similar to me) along with the cinnamon and clove. Perhaps the tiniest bit of peppercorn? It’s hard to tell with this many spices together. Overall, I actually don’t mind this one. Surprising!

Flavors: Anise, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Ginger, Licorice, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Yay, more from Løv Organic! Another fruit tea, which is definitely not my favorite type. They tend to be either weak due to the lack of base, or tart hibiscus nightmares. This one is looking like the hibiscus kind, unfortunately. The packet is a cute and happy hot pink that made me smile. Inside the sachet are very small pieces of fruit (apple possibly?), citrus peel, and hibiscus petals. Dry scent is tart and vaguely fruity.

O. M. G. This is a big ol’ cup of hibiscus juice. I made the most epic pucker face when I tried and sip, and I’m glad no one was around to see it and make fun of me. :P Yeah, I can’t even drink this, such a big nope. It’s like eating a Shock Tart (if anyone else remembers those…).

Flavors: Hibiscus, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Skysamurai

Shock tarts sound better then this tea does lol

Cameron B.

Totally, at the very least you’re expecting sour when you eat Shock Tarts… :P

Cameron B.

This is the first time I’ve ever rated a tea so low… I think I’ll just toss the other two sachets, I can’t imagine anyone wanting them. :P

Marzipan

Puh puh puh pucker face!

Cameron B.

Totally… I felt like my face was imploding on itself.

Cameron B.

Oh, and also… MUH MUH MUH MUH! Or however you would spell that…

Fjellrev

Ech, I just can’t do hibiscus hot.

Roswell Strange

If you haven’t tossed ’em already, maybe try cold brewing? Might not be a lot better, but sometimes that can resolve hibby issues…

Mikumofu

I always brace for something dreadful and/or comedic whenever I see a rating of 1, haha. Hibiscus seems to star in a lot of them!

Ost

SHOCK TARTS!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THOSE
But…in tea form….no….

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Still puttering along, working my way through my sweet little Løv Organic sampler. I think I only have a few left to try! I felt like having a rooibos this evening and I was thinking about Lupicia’s Sweet Autumn, but decided to give this one a try instead. Inside the sachet is a mixture of red rooibos and citrus peel. I was surprised that the dry scent is mostly orange with very little cinnamon. Hooray, this won’t be one of those teas in which the cinnamon overpowers everything else! :)

In keeping with most of the teas I’ve tried from Løv Organic, this is quite subtly flavored. It’s mostly just red rooibos with a little bit of orange, which accents it beautifully. I can taste a little hint of cinnamon at the end of the sip, and I definitely appreciate that it has a very small role here. I do enjoy this one, since I’m a fan of red rooibos. I think the orange alongside the rooibos is a very tasty and autumnal combination. However, I can see others not liking this one because it focuses on the flavor of the rooibos base.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaBrat

sampler packs are fun :)

Cameron B.

Totally! Especially since I was interested in many of this company’s teas. :)

Fjellrev

I can’t believe they even have this many teas!

Sami Kelsh

Ooh, this sounds so nice :) I need to investigate these tea people!

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drank Mint (Menthe) by Løv Organic
827 tasting notes

Another Løv Organic creation! I’ve been liking mint teas more and more lately, so I’m happy to have gotten a couple different types in my sampler box. This looks quite similar to the Kusmi version of the same tea (although it’s Moroccan mint, which is really common). Some of the leaves are rolled into gunpowder pellets and some are more loosely curled. Dry scent is way spearminty!

Meh, I think plain spearmint teas aren’t really my thing. It kind of reminds me of chewing spearmint gum, which is not terribly unpleasant as much as just odd. To be fair, this is the type of tea that people cold brew/ice more often than not, so I should probably be doing it that way. As is, gum tea is weird. :P It’s well done though, no bitterness and the level of mint flavor is nice – identifiable but not overpowering.

Flavors: Spearmint

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
boychik

Perfect in summer . It’s just wrong season to drink I think

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I must say, I was curious whether this would be the exact same as Kusmi’s ginger lemon green tea (since I believe the companies are related). Visually, I would say definitely not. The Kusmi version has very different leaves – they’re thick and somewhat curly/wavy, while this tea has what resembles a sencha base. Dry scent was quite strong on the ginger.

Hmm, I quite like this. The ginger and lemon manage to be more subtle than I would expect, and the way that they merge together makes me like the ginger aspect a bit better. Definitely a very zen and spa-like tea – it says “relaxation” to me. The base tea is mild and a touch grassy with some nutty notes to it. I don’t think I’ll have a problem finishing my other two sachets in the evenings to come.

Flavors: Ginger, Grass, Lemon, Nutty, Smooth

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is an individually-wrapped sachet from my Løv Organic sampler. Now, as all of you know by now, I’m not big on floral teas. However, jasmine is one of the few floral flavors that I do actually enjoy every now and then. I’m not sure why this is, possibly because it’s a sweeter floral? Anyway. Though it doesn’t say in the name, this is a green tea with jasmine. I don’t see any petals mixed with the green tea leaves. Dry scent is sweet and somewhat potent jasmine.

Yum, this is a tasty tea. The only other reviewer said they found it bitter, but I don’t get that at all. The jasmine flavor is present but it’s not too strong. The green tea base is fairly standard and unremarkable, but I don’t taste any bitter or grassy elements here. Overall, it’s a perfectly nice jasmine tea. :)

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Another caffeine-free option from my Løv Organic sampler! I must say, I’m not generally a fan of fruit tisanes, as they almost always contain hibiscus (this one does as well). I do like fruit flavors, but I prefer them in conjunction with a base tea. Anyway, the wrapper is a lovely rich turquoise color that definitely goes along with the “exotic” theme, and there are all sorts of pieces of fruit in the sachet. Dry scent is lovely – a combination of peach/mango and pineapple.

Hmm… I can definitely smell the tart hibiscus in the steeped tea, but it’s not completely fuchsia in color, so that’s a good sign. :P Hm, the flavor is a little weak, but I’m impressed that’s it’s not completely overcome by the tartness of hibiscus. It’s actually a nice little mix of peach/mango and pineapple. There’s some tartness here, but it actually goes well with the tropical flavors, since pineapple is pretty tart anyway. There’s an interesting little hint of sweetness at the end of the sip that kind of reminds me of an extremely mild licorice root, so I’m not sure where that’s coming from. Overall, it’s good. :D

Flavors: Mango, Peach, Pineapple, Sweet, Tart, Tropical

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I chose this as a nighttime tea from my Løv Organic sampler. This is one of the ones I was most excited for, as I’ve taken an increased liking to rooibos lately and I love all things almond and marzipan-flavored. The package is such a lovely and happy teal color, the same as in the picture. I can see a few small pieces of almond mixed in with the red rooibos base, and the dry scent is powerful marzipan/almond extract. I must say, it was quite gorgeous when I poured the water over it. It immediately turned a lovely goldenrod, which then transformed into a stunning orange and finally changed to the dark mahogany that I associate with red rooibos. It was like watching a sunset in my mug! I don’t often get to see this type of thing, as generally I steep my tea in a brew basket and in an opaque mug (this is a sachet instead and I used a mug with a white interior). Lovely!

I can smell the same marzipan aroma in the steeped tea, though it has lost some of its potency (which is not a bad thing considering the strength when it was dry). The taste is more subtle than I expected, but I still enjoy it quite a lot. I can taste the rooibos base, with its slight woody character, and then the flavoring melds so well with it. Yum, definitely the better almond rooibos out of the two that I’ve tried!

Flavors: Marzipan, Rooibos, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Fjellrev

Mm, sounds good!

Cameron B.

It’s quite good, if you like red rooibos. :)

Fjellrev

I normally don’t, but almond/marzipan/amaretto seems to go so well with it. Covers up some o’ that woodsy flavour haha.

Mikumofu

sunset in a mug sounds exciting!

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75
drank Løv is Pure by Løv Organic
827 tasting notes

I was unsure what to expect with this one, as the name tells me nothing about it. I remembered that it had green tea in it, and once I opened the packet I could see green maté in the sachet, as well as pieces of dried apple. Wow, for some reason the dry scent was very powerful in an almost spicy manner, and I have no idea where that came from… Strange!

Um… So the steeped liquid actually smells smoky. (Is that a maté thing…?) I can also smell apple and citrus, but the smoke is quite strong. According to Steepster chat, green maté “tastes like green beans and dirt”, so maybe the strong earthy presence is what I’m smelling here. Wow, this certainly tastes quite earthy in an almost mineral way. The citrus is actually a really nice complement to the flavor of the maté, though I don’t think I taste apple or green tea here. Strange, but not bad.

Flavors: Citrus, Citrus Zest, Earth, Mineral

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kittenna

Yes, I think smoke might be a mate thing to some degree.

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So, this is odd. I opened this sachet fully expecting to find a red fruits-flavored black tea. However, this is actually a flavored green tea. Also, it doesn’t appear to be on Løv Organic’s website at all. And the only pictures I could find on Google were of a tea with the same name, but using a black base. WTF? Anyway, flavored greens aren’t generally my thing so I was quite disappointed to discover that my sachets are the green tea version. Dry scent is mild and very candy-like red fruits.

The flavoring in this tea is far too light for my tastes. It’s just a subtle suggestion of fruit candy in the background, and the focus is on the rather unremarkable green tea base. Overall, doesn’t taste like much and has only a slight grass/vegetal quality about it.

Flavors: Candy, Grass, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Løv is Zen by Løv Organic
827 tasting notes

Hooray for rooibos! Seriously though, for someone reason I’ve found myself liking rooibos (red and green) blends more and more lately. At this point I think I might even like straight rooibos, though I’ve never tried it. This one is a red rooibos tisane, and there are quite a few pieces of fruit mixed in along with some kind of crushed herbs. Dry scent is yummy sweet-tart orange and lemon along with some lovely caramel notes.

Mm, the steeped liquid also smells yummy and orange-y with some caramel. Yum, this is lightly flavored but very tasty. I can taste a bit of the rooibos, but it’s not medicinal or woody or anything like that, just a pleasant herbaceous note. There’s also sweet orange combined with lemon (I guess from the lemon balm) and some apple. Over the top of everything is a nice light caramel flavor, similar to a caramel sauce. Tasty!

Flavors: Apple, Caramel, Herbaceous, Lemon, Orange, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Stephanie

rooibos…you can have all of it :)

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Another caffeine-free option from my Løv Organic sampler. Pineapple teas always remind me of Roswell Strange now, because I know it’s one of her favorite flavors. Silly, I know. :P Anyway, this is a green rooibos base with a few pieces of dried pineapple and crushed mint leaves. Dry scent is a sweet and fairly even mix of pineapple and mint, which is lovely.

The steeped tea is stronger on the mint. I can still smell the sweet/tart pineapple, but the spearmint overpowers it a bit. Aw… I can’t taste pineapple at all in this tea, which makes me extremely sad. It basically tastes like a very mild spearmint tea with a kind of herbal flavor that reminds me of chamomile or linden. Not bad, but not at all what it’s supposed to be.

Flavors: Herbaceous, Spearmint

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Stephanie

Pineapple mint sounds odd.

Cameron B.

I think it would have been really good… if there had been any pineapple. D:

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drank Løvely Night by Løv Organic
827 tasting notes

Continuing on with my Løv Organic sampler! Time to move on to some caffeine-free blends for the evening. I admit it, I chose this sachet because of the cute name and the pretty rich purple color of the wrapper. Shhh don’t tell! Inside the sachet, I can see rooibos and honeybush along with chamomile and some kind of crushed leaf. The dry scent reminds me of cinnamon apple and chamomile, though after looking at the ingredients it’s actually cinnamon pear.

The steeped tea still has that apple cinnamon-like aroma, though now I can smell the licorice as well. I must say, I really like this company’s licorice root because it doesn’t add that weird artificial sweetener aftertaste, which is what I normally dislike about licorice root. This is a really tasty blend! I can taste the chamomile along with the linden, and there’s a nice, light apple cinnamon sort of flavor going on, as well as a very light sweetness from the licorice. I would absolutely buy more of this one for nighttime!

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Hay, Licorice, Pear, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Fjellrev

Haha oh god, they SO did not call that tea that. So ridiculous.

Fjellrev

I just appreciate ridiculous puns is all. :)

Cameron B.

OH okay. I thought I was missing something, he he. :D Most of their teas have ordinary descriptive names but the Wellness Blends all have “Løv” in them somewhere. :)

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Yay, more Løv Organic teas! I figured I should go for the ones that have actual tea in them for now, so that I have the caffeine-free options to enjoy later tonight when I’m trying to wind down. This tea is a blend of green, white, and green rooibos – not a combination I’ve had before. The leaves in the sachet are quite small, and the green tea almost resembles gunpowder. There is one big piece of peach in this sachet, and it smells amazingly peachy with a nice tart edge (which makes it more realistic for me). Perhaps some apricot here too?

The steeped tea has that same peach/apricot aroma, and it’s making my mouth water! (I love apricots so much.) I can also smell a little bit of the pineapple sharpness. Hm… This is definitely a lightly flavored tea, and the peach/apricot is much more subtle than I was expecting. However, this actually works quite well here because the base tea(s) are very light and refreshing. I can taste slight cucumber notes from the white tea, as well as hay. The green rooibos is just a little bit herbaceous and works well with the hay notes from the white tea. I’m not sure whether I can taste the green tea or not, but at least it’s not grassy. The peach/apricot/pineapple combination is just a subtle suggestion for the majority of the sip, but they become a bit stronger in the aftertaste. I would definitely describe this as a “spa tea”, it just has that refreshing and soothing vibe to it! I’m sure it would be lovely cold brewed/iced as well.

Flavors: Apricot, Cucumber, Hay, Herbaceous, Peach, Pineapple, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Winter in Løv by Løv Organic
827 tasting notes

Yay, my Løv Organic order is here! I’ve been wanting to try this company’s teas for a while now (I think they’re the same company as Kusmi) so I was happy to see a $50 credit for $25 on Rue La La a couple weeks ago. I ordered the biggest sampler and then a tin of this tea (I was originally going to order a box of sachets, but I needed two more dollars for free shipping, so I upgraded to the tin). I’m not usually one to order a large amount of a tea I’ve never tried, but I figured what the hell. Even if I hate it, someone else around here will love it! Visually, there isn’t a ton of black tea in this blend. It’s a mix of crushed up pieces of cacao shell and various spices with a few leaves in there. Dry scent reminds me of Verdant’s Campfire Blend – it has that creamy spice element, but without the orange.

Mmm, nice aroma! It smells creamy and spicy with a definite sweet edge from the licorice. I can smell a hint of cacao as well. Wow, I’m actually really surprised that this isn’t a licorice root bomb! Meaning I don’t get that odd sweet aftertaste that licorice root usually gives. Instead, I can actually taste the licorice/anise-like flavor. There is also definitely a lot of clove going on, and I can taste dark chocolatey cocoa in the background, providing a nice base note. I think I can also taste a little bit of marzipan-like almond, but it’s blending pretty seamlessly with the licorice so it’s hard to tell them apart! Something in here is making my mouth a little bit tingly, possibly the ginger? I added a little touch of sugar to the second half of my cup, and yum! Definitely an improvement. Overall, I don’t regret this one! It’s a nice little chai with some chocolate and almond notes.

Flavors: Clove, Cocoa, Creamy, Ginger, Licorice, Marzipan

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mikumofu

sounds really lovely! or should I say Løvly :D

Fjellrev

Oh yummy, it sure does sound great.

Cameron B.

I’ll have to send out samples since I bought a full 4.4 ounce tin of it, hah! :P

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Another sample from Nicole! I purchased a $50 credit toward Lov Organic on Rue La La (for $25), so I wanted to try this one and make sure it wasn’t amazing before I made my order. It appears to be a silver needle base with some flower petals in it. Dry scent is heavy on the coconut, in a coconut milk kind of way.

Meh, it came out a tiny bit bitter, which is unfortunate. Otherwise, it’s okay. There’s a lot more coconut than blueberry here, which is a shame. The coconut is kind of creamy and it reminds me of coconut milk. I don’t really taste blueberry at all, but I do get something peachy in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not a purchase for me.

Flavors: Bitter, Coconut, Creamy, Peach

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kittenna

Blueberry coconut does sound pretty promising… sad it didn’t translate to the flavour!

Cameron B.

The coconut is definitely there, so you might like it if you’re a big coconut fan. I, however, am a big blueberry fan! :P

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, that sounds like an awesome combo. It’s hard to find a tea with good blueberry notes, it seems.

Kittenna

I’m pretty eh on coconut teas lately, so I’d prefer it in a supporting role, too.

Cameron B.

Fjellrev – Always on the lookout for the perfect blueberry black tea!

Kittenna – I’m finding that I like coconut less and less in teas lately. Plus it goes bad so fast! :(

Kittenna

Yes – the rancid coconut issue is quite serious. It’s possible that’s what’s causing my indifference.

OMGsrsly

I’ve taken to putting my very coconutty teas in the fridge. Coconut Oolong and Gold Rush, specifically.

Kittenna

Interesting idea.

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85
drank Blueberry Coconut by Løv Organic
563 tasting notes

Cold steep for about 20 hours. Blueberry very pronounced, coconut in the aftertaste. Very good. A bit of bitter but probably oversteeped by a few hours. I think I do prefer this cold.

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drank Blueberry Coconut by Løv Organic
563 tasting notes

I picked this one up at the Palais des Thes store. I didn’t even realize at the time that it was not their tea but another company. No matter – this smelled soooo good.

It was very tasty hot, but even better cold. Blueberry with mild coconut hot but as it cools off a buttery note sneaks in. I think this is one to be careful with as it could be bitter if not handled with attention. But I will enjoy this tin, I think. Trying a cold steep of the used leaves tonight.

Oh, and here’s a picture of how bad I was on my trip…http://s1165.photobucket.com/user/dagony/media/Tea%20collection/IMG_3464_zpsed958e8c.jpg.html?filters[user]=131747557&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0
(oh, and I should note that the tiny adorable little pot there is not my doing…someone sneaky and exceedingly generous gave that to me while I was there…:)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

neat

Nicole

Not sure – there might be too much coconut here for you… but some may make its way north someday… :)

Sil

but i do love me some blueberry…

Cameron B.

I’ve browsed Lov Organic’s website before and they have some very interesting and tasty-sounding blends. :)

carol who

Bad… bad… Nicole! :-) Buying so much lovely tea! None of the rest of us would evvver do that! We all have wonderful self control! Looks good!

Marzipan

Did you hear that Mr. Harney died yesterday?

Nicole

I didn’t! That’s sad. They just started a 30th anniversary promotion, too. :(

gmathis

Blueberry coconut—never would have thought of the combo, but it sounds tasty.

Marzipan

They have a pineapple mint green rooibos!

TeaTiff

Oh wow! Nice haul. So did you get your Kusmi tins refilled too or are these brand new ones?

yyz

Hmm I’ll have to check that out. One of the local grocery stores has/had a lot of Love organic teas. I’ll have to see if they have that one.

Nicole

I ended up taking 2 tins to refill. The others are new.

Marzipan

Funny aside: I was looking at the Løv site and they said in Scandinavian countries it means leaf so that’s why they chose the name. I asked my husband (he is Danish) and he said Løv technically means leaf, but not like a tea leaf. It means the kind of leaf a deciduous tree has. Hah.

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Flavors: Caramel

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Flavors: Caramel

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Very elegant organic herbal tea. Blend of white and green teas and green rooibos leads to an herbal tea overpacked with antioxydants. Hence the name “Natural Beauty”.
Very tasty and easy to drink. Fruity but sweet taste is not overwhelming. Was not a huge fan of Lov Organic (sister company of Kusmi Tea) before but now I became a LovOrganic-addict! Try it you’ll love it :-)

Flavors: Apricot

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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drank Orange - Cinnamon by Løv Organic
296 tasting notes

I’m almost out of this tea! It’s a nice blend — a sophisticated version of the orange spiced variety. Not as sweet as most, but with a nice richness instead. Sometimes I have it with milk and/or sugar, which brings out different elements, but today I’m just having it straight. I’m enjoying it. It’s a little earthy, very rich, like I said, and a nice amount of orange and spice nonetheless.

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drank Orange - Cinnamon by Løv Organic
1629 tasting notes

I love (*snerk *) that Lov Organic actually seals its tins with ring pull tops, as it keeps the tea so fresh (even though opening one feels a bit like opening a can of soup). The dry tea smells like orange juice concentrate but when the water was added the cinnamon really comes out – it’s all very Christmas-y. Flavour-wise it works out to be heavier on the citrus than the cinnamon but they compliment each other well. The black tea base is pretty bland and average like with most flavoured teas, but altogether it works out well.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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As a huge ginger fan, I was deceived by the taste. Lov Organic is a great brand though, but this was a deception for me.

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