50-50 Delight

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Cream, Orange, Tart
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “I think I’m gonna hang in the towel after this one and just drink favorites for the rest of the night. Nothing new is tasting great to me, and I think it might be me today, not the tea. ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “It’s that time of year! Sip-down time. All those teas are piling up, and piling up, and piling up and I need to drink them. I was saving my fusion teas to make ice-tea with in the summer but...” Read full tasting note
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Imagine a tea that gives you memories of hot summers and Creamsicles to cool you down. The popular 50-50 Bar has officially made a comeback, this time in a black tea blend. Bold citrus notes and creamy vanilla create one very satisfying blend.

Ingredients: Black Tea, orange peel, rose hips, apple bits, safflowers, rose petals with orange vanilla and lemon flavor.

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I think I’m gonna hang in the towel after this one and just drink favorites for the rest of the night. Nothing new is tasting great to me, and I think it might be me today, not the tea.

This is tangy-orange more than sweet-orange, though it does have a creamy softness to it (not over-the-top, lightly so). It’s ok but I need to find my “screaming straight-up creamy sweet kiddie creamsicle” tea at some point. They’re all either too bright/zesty or too refined/soft to sate that particular craving. Hm.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

i haven’t had it in a while but my vague recollection is that Herbal Infusions does a great orange lapacho tea that was like a creamsicle to me..sadly it’s not on the website yet..and i’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting…so that i can order it and see if my memory is right or if my tastebuds have changed too much in the year. If i manage to get some, i’ll poke you and send you a cup or two to try heh

ifjuly

how funny, i just placed a HI order thanks to all the raves in that “i want hot chocolate tea” thread. i’m in a habit now of checking steepster’s top picks for a company before i order stuff to see if there’s anything highly rated i wouldn’t have thought to get, and the lapacho’s right up there so i was bummed it’s not on the site yet too, ha. i will keep that in mind though—i don’t know why i’m so hellbent on creamsicle tea lately but i am! thanks for the heads up and the super kind offer for a sample someday too. :D

Sil

oh i was on an orange creamsicle kick for the longest time…there’s another company that had a really good one but i totally can’t think of which it was.. hmmm

MissB

I might be wrong, however Tea Gschwendner’s Orange Creme is quite lovely. http://shop.tgtea.com/Orange-Creme-001601-500/

Sil

mmm good to know missb!

ifjuly

yes, thank you! tick, another shopping list entry…

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29 tasting notes

It’s that time of year! Sip-down time. All those teas are piling up, and piling up, and piling up and I need to drink them. I was saving my fusion teas to make ice-tea with in the summer but this guy was lurking at the bottom of my tea-basket, untried! How dare it avoid my taste-buds for this long.

The loose leaf is a mixture of black tea and bits of dried plant material. There are rose-hips and a bunch of other stuff that are in the description for anyone that is interested. The smell is creamy oranges, and some coconut? It’s pleasant, not offensive. Good signs.

I brewed this tea following the instructions provided. I also added a touch of sugar. I have found the Fusion teas that I acquired do like a little sugar. Like salt when cooking used to heighten the flavour, but not make the food salty I believe that sugar with certain teas can be used to accentuate the flavours hidden within. I’m sure some purists will disagree with me, that’s fine, flavoured teas are at times a whole different animal and must be treated as such otherwise you might be left with a lack-lustre experience. Also it is worth trying just to see what you can tease from the tea.

But I digress, something that I am fond of doing and at times find myself inexplicably and ineffably incapable of illustrating why. So this tea is pretty good. Orange creaminess, and a sour tang that I think is from the rose-hips. If you have ever eaten rose-hips you will understand. The sourness is not nice in this tea, even though I do enjoy sour flavours. It doesn’t work with the orange cream flavours. Whilst this is a nice cup, and I think that it will make a wonderful ice-tea, I do think that the flavouring is a tad confused and there is too much going on. It all becomes muddled. Would I drink it hot again? No. Would I drink it iced? Yes. Just like Fusion tea’s key lime tea, I think iced is the way to go with this one.

All in all, good tea, confused a little, thinking about it more, the sourness is actually kind of like wood sorrel. Anyone who forages will know the tangy taste of Oxalis acetosella. There is a sorrel tea that is common in Jamaica, this tea has a similar colour and flavour, other than the orange flavours. Look up sorrel-ginger tea if you are interested in finding this particular stuff.

Flavors: Cream, Orange, Tart

Fjellrev

I had no idea sorrel was an alternate term for it!

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