I thought I would really like this blend. The ingredients list seemed inviting, yet simple. It was just a combination of green tea, oranges, and some sugary notes. It sounded like something I would like.
First Impressions: To be honest, the dry leaf of this smelled a bit off-putting, which was unusual since Deb excels at making her teas smell so darn good! I have tried her other citrus teas, and they always smell like fresh oranges. I think I expected this one to smell like a sweet jam, but it smelled earthy, old, and bitter. However, after I finished steeping it, it ended up smelling like a bitter, tart orange. Not my favourite, but it was no longer off putting either.
Taste: Ignoring the smell, I think this tastes quite good! Although this does not remind me of a thumbprint cookie per se (because when I think of a cookie, I think about something having a creamy or cakey note) it does remind me of an orange jam.
Although this is a pleasant blend and I am glad I got to try it, I am not sure if I will repurchase it. I think Deb has some other excellent citrus tea blends I prefer over this one.
Flavors: Earth, Jam, Orange, Orange Zest, Sweat, Tart