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Need Suggestions for a Tea Containing Clove

I’m trying to find a tea for someone that contains a lot of clove but not a chai. Can anyone suggest a good tea they’ve tried that has a very pronounced clove fragrance and flavor?

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Adham said

Chandernagor by Mariage Freres is a very good tea and pretty heavy on the clove, though it may not pass the test of not being a chai…

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52teas said

We used to offer (at Zoomdweebie’s, not through 52teas) a clove flavored black tea, which was really popular. Maybe we should reinvent it for 52teas…

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Clementine Clove from Metropolitan would be my suggestion.
I don’t see it reviewed/tasting notes yet, but I can add it when I get my order in.

I sold out of what I had & the aroma is wonderful.
Tea Information as follows
(Black Tea with natural flavors)
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 – 7600 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Move over Beethoven! Lively Ceylon tea sprinkled with notes of clove and bubbly with ‘Oh my darlin’ orange highlights’
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Natural dried orange, Whole cloves, Cinnamon, Natural flavors.
It may not be as synonymous with France as croissants or the Eiffel Tower but Clementine Clove tea is most definitely French. The tea owes its existence to the former French Empire that stretched from North Africa to the Far East. Clementines, (Latin: citrus reticulata), are believed to have been developed by an Algerian priest named Pierre Clement in 1902. Clement apparently discovered the small hybrid citrus growing in the courtyard of his orphanage near Oran in what was then French Algeria. He noted how deliciously sweet they were, began propagating them and soon they had spread throughout North Africa. Cloves on the other hand, (Latin: Syzygium aromaticum), although they originated in Indonesia, were named by the French. The word clove stems from the word clous, which mean “nail”, an item the spice closely resembles. Cloves have a very unique, slightly nutty, musky flavor. When you combine the two, Clementines and cloves, the result is nothing short of fantastic. When you combine them both with a high-grown Ceylon tea as we have done here, the results are even better.

It appears they don’t sell directly to consumers and I couldn’t find a retailer locator function on their website.

Hi Paul, I am a retailer of Metro Teas. Try the Tea Cart on Columbia Kates.com
Contact info on my dashboard,\ as well. Let me know if I can help you.
All the tea is the same price and free shipping this month.

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Prince Vladimir from Kusmi!

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Cofftea said

Adagio’s gingerbread… all clove!

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Joy’s Teaspoon has an Ayurvedic herbal blend featuring cloves! Unbelievable flavor and the saffron addition is awesome!


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