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Orange you glad you bought this tea?

Wow I was at the mall already doing stuff, I had no plans of going in to Davids as I had already done my tea shopping, I was running ahead of schedule so I decided a nice cup of tea would be an awesome treat. As usual I was smelling a bunch of the tea’s killing some time when this guy caught my eye, and nose!

Dry the leaves are small and black, quite similar looking to most black tea leaves. It has an amazing citrus smell, heavy on the orange smell with some slight lemon notes in the mix. While steeping the tea has a definite orange smell that is just utterly delicious smelling, even more so then when the tea is dry.

The final brew of this tea is very dark, even darker then some of my black teas; however when you hold it up to a strong enough light you can see it is actually a very dark red color. It has an amazing orange/citrus taste to it, there is licorice root that may contribute to the citrus taste but it certainly doesn’t give the tea a licorice taste. Overall I am in love with this tea, its horribly addictive and tasty it has certainly won a lifetime spot in my cupboard.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!

I will attempt to taste and comment on each and every blend offered from DAVIDsTEA and of course anything else that comes across my path.

I only drink tea brewed from loose leaf tea, and tend to sweeten my teas with a teaspoon of raw cane sugar per 8oz of tea and consider a cup either 12oz or 16oz depending on what mug I want to use.

I generally do not put milk in my tea’s; however sometimes I may make a ‘London Fog’ style drink or add milk to herbal infusions to add a bit more creaminess to it.

And I generally enjoy drink a nice hot tea while relaxing listening to some Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd.

I am quite liberal with my Tea ratings, I take the smiley face to heart for judging. If I really like it then it will score a high grade regardless of the brand or if I can keep it in my cupboard or not. But to break it down further a bit more check this out:

0-10 – Wouldn’t drink it if I was dying.
10-20 – Are you sure this didn’t come out of a bag?
20-50 – There is hope for this tea…somewhere but not here
50-60 – Drinkable, but not stockable
60-70 – Ok, were onto something here!
70-80 – Wow you gotta try this
80+ I freaking love it, where can I buy it?

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Vancouver, B.C.

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