Cup Characteristics: All the flavor of a delicious orange liqueur combined with the goodness of tea. Excellent after
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Ingredients: Black tea, Elder Blossom, Orange peel, Natural flavors.
The bouquet of Grand Marnier, the most famous French liqueur, is an unexpected mélange of Cognac, and juicy orange. The combination was discovered by Louis Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, while experimenting in his laboratory at Neauphle-le-Château, in 1880. Louis Alexandre’s lab was attached to the distillery founded by his grandfather-in-law who had been producing cognacs and brandies since 1827. At the time of its debut, Grand Marnier was considered something of a sacrilege by French purists who believed that the pure flavor of Cognac should never have been altered by the addition of fresh West Indian orange peel. Well, we’re glad that Louis Alexandre overcame the criticism! In the spirit of invention and discovery, our Master Blender tried blending a high-grown Ceylon tea with the sweet flavor of Grand Marnier and voila, a fantastic new tea was created. Delicious hot or iced, this is one tea that will make you stand up and say merci!