L’Orangerie is named for elaborate, greenhouse-like buildings in which the European elite housed citrus trees during the 18th century. Its refined, rich, citrus flavor is a reflection of these traditional structures and the abundant, aromatic plants that inhabited them.
For L’Orangerie, charcoal-colored black tealeaves were blended with morsels of fragrant orange peel. Sweet, sour and bitter notes of orange peel transition beautifully into the aroma of the spicy black tea base.
When brewed, L’Orangerie infuses to a garnet-ruby color. It is aromatically citrusy, with notes of spice and tannin. The flavor is assertive, with tannins from both the orange pith and the black tealeaves. A zesty and full citrus tang is balanced by a subtle but present sweetness and light cinnamon note. The lingering orange-tannin aftertaste completes this incredibly warming, satisfying blend.
In warm weather, try L’Orangerie sweetened and iced.