Orange Blossom

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea, Jasmine, Lemon Myrtle, Lemongrass, Lime, Orange Oil, Rose, Tangerine
Flavors
Jasmine, Flowers, Orange Zest
Sold in
Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by sherapop
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 g 13 oz / 384 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

5 Want it Want it

14 Own it Own it

19 Tasting Notes View all

  • “I'm a sucker for anything orange. So just based on the name I knew I had to get this one. Sadly, I'm a bit brain dead tonight so I can't really pick out lots of goodies from the dry leaf. But it...” Read full tasting note
    69
    aug3zimm 911 tasting notes
  • “I made up a gallon of this iced and have been drinking it all day. A gallon didn't actually use all that many leaves (just 4 tbsp) as the tea can handle a second steeping very well, so I just...” Read full tasting note
    87
    Dragonwellluvr 558 tasting notes
  • “Hello! Welcome to a tea that Auggy sent me! Right, so if you take Rishi's Citron Oolong, and you take away the hint of lime that you get in that, and you replace it with a hint of orange, you...” Read full tasting note
    72
    takgoti 260 tasting notes
  • “Meghann M!!!! Thanks for sending this my way! This smells like Orange Blossom Soap that I have smelled before. Not that it smells soapy...but it was the 'scent of the soap' that actually...” Read full tasting note
    76
    teaequalsbliss 6770 tasting notes

From Rishi Tea

Orange Blossom is a refreshing and floral blend of green teas with sweetly-scented blossoms, lemongrass and tropical citrus fruits.

Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Certified™ green tea, organic lemongrass, organic lemon myrtle, natural rose flavor, natural essential oils of orange, lime, and tangerine, organic jasmine flowers.

About Rishi Tea View company

The majority of our teas are organic and Fair Trade Certified. In 2009, we won 11 First Place Awards for Best Tea, almost double that of any competitor. Tea is our passion, it’s what we do best. We’re honored to share some of our favorite teas with you.

19 Tasting Notes

69
911 tasting notes

I’m a sucker for anything orange. So just based on the name I knew I had to get this one. Sadly, I’m a bit brain dead tonight so I can’t really pick out lots of goodies from the dry leaf. But it smells fun.

Post-pouring, I can smell the lemongrass but I can also smell something that reminds me of my perfume (which has notes of things like Bergamot, Grapefruit, Mandarin and Orange – it’s yummy). Sipping is… wow. The front taste is definitely the lemongrass but it’s quickly followed by some nicely juicy and dark citrus tastes. And I say ‘dark’ because it’s a pretty concentrated flavor. The lemongrass keeps a nice, fluffy top note going on and (I’m thinking) the osthmanthus (or perhaps the lemon myrtle since I don’t know what that tastes likes) gives it a sweet end note, with the citrus hitting in the late middle. It’s almost borderline too phlegm-producing herbal with the strong citrus but that lemongrass saves it and as it cools, that heavy citrus lightens up to a more clementine taste.

This is really actually very good. Light but flavorful, good citrus flavors (that don’t remind me of Froot Loops – always a plus) and pretty darn refreshing. I think this would probably be pretty summery and awesome as an iced tea. This is an herbal I’d be happy to add in my rotation for nights that I need tea but it’s too late to have caffeine.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec
takgoti

This sounds like something I would like. I do love clementines.

What perfume do you use? I feel like we’ve had this discussion before.

teaplz

Hah! I am not a fan of citrus fruits sometimes, but this does taste yummy. And yay, the Fruity Pebbles is not present!

Auggy

I use Blu Mediterraneo’s Arancia Di Capri. I love it so much. When I first tried it, I seriously called the husband to tell him how yummy I smelled. It’s also got a little caramel and musk in it making it like a dessert with a rich orange caramel-like sauce.
And we shall see how you two like this one… :D

Hyrulehippie

Both this beverage and your perfume sound delicious.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

87
558 tasting notes

I made up a gallon of this iced and have been drinking it all day. A gallon didn’t actually use all that many leaves (just 4 tbsp) as the tea can handle a second steeping very well, so I just brewed it up hot 32oz at a time, added 32oz of cold water and voila: greatly refreshing citrus green tea. I love this tea iced as it is slightly sweet all on its own. Hot it is almost a bit bitter, but iced the lemongrass, lime and orange really come alive. I’m glad I bought a tin of this and that it was on sale for $8. I can see this being a staple in my fridge. Upping the rating because of it’s iced lovely ness.

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 30 sec
SoccerMom

I am awaiting my rishi order and this is in it Yay! I cannot wait to try it iced.

Erin

Way to score on that sale price!

LENA

Mmm…sounds like a wonderful iced tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

72
260 tasting notes

Hello! Welcome to a tea that Auggy sent me!

Right, so if you take Rishi’s Citron Oolong, and you take away the hint of lime that you get in that, and you replace it with a hint of orange, you would have this tea.

They’re cousins! Identical cousins!

I’m not going to copy the entire review I wrote on Citron Oolong, but to summarize – light, refreshing, citrusy, with a hint of Fruity Pebbles/Froot Loops. The flavor comes through more at the back of my tongue, and if I can suck in air over the liquid. Very similar to Adagio’s Citron Green, but not nearly as mouth drying, so I like it better for it.

I had been thinking about ordering some Citron Oolong, but I held off this time and I’m glad I did, because this tea also runs quite a bit cheaper [$14.75 for 4 oz. of Orange Blossom vs. $19.50]. Any differences between the two are so negligible to me that it can’t justify the near $5 difference. Bumping Citron Oolong down and having this one take its place.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

Can you taste the tea in this one?

takgoti

Not really. It’s a very light tea, but the citrus flavors really drown out anything else in there for me. I think I get just a hint of sweetness from the osmanthus flowers, but that’s it.

Auggy

Glad to be your Froot Loops provider!

Cofftea

That was my huge disappointment w/ citron oolong. I rehomed it, but was kinda wishing I had it while I was sick, would added some ginger and white tea to it. But to keep a tea that I’d only drink when I’m sick seemed kinda pointless and a waste.

S

Ooh, I’ve been dying to try this (I own far too many orange blossom perfumes). Sounds yummy!

teaplz

Yay for the Fruit Loops continuing! I’ll have to try the Auggy sample as well. :)

takgoti

@Auggy Thanks, Toucan Auggy!

@Cofftea I like that it’s refreshing. I’ll probably like it more during the summer, though. I like this one just a smidge better than the Citron Oolong, so I’ll probably end up ordering it instead.

@Shanti Hee, don’t expect a lot of flavor, though! Honestly, it’s really very light. [Somewhat related, I love perfumes with citrus notes in it.]

@teaplz Oooh, do it! I’m interested to see what you make of it.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

76
6770 tasting notes

Meghann M!!!! Thanks for sending this my way!

This smells like Orange Blossom Soap that I have smelled before. Not that it smells soapy…but it was the ‘scent of the soap’ that actually reminded me of this tea.

I really had no idea if I would like this or not when I saw the actual loose leaf. It looked like a whole lot of lemon grass…not that I don’t enjoy lemon grass from time to time – just the last several lemon grassy teas I have tried I haven’t really enjoyed much.

This isn’t too bad. Altho it’s not very memorable, I find it refreshing and light. Probably a good one to sip on if you are stressed out! I started the cup while it was really hot but since it has cooled down and is quite chilled…I like it better cold. All-in-all not a bad one!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
186 tasting notes

I have decided that today shall be an “Orange” day. I have no idea why. It’s just worked out that way. So next on deck is an Auggy tea, which always makes me feel warm and fuzzy, because Auggy is quite the warm and fuzzy lady.

She picked this one up at the London Tea Room, which is awesome, and it’s Rishi, which is double-awesome! Anyway, I used a tablespoon of this lovely stuff. It’s very pretty. A rainbow of greens and yellows, and very… stick-like! Lots of flat, stick-shaped things in this blend.

Anyway, this one smells bright and summery! It’s less heavy on the orange than something like Blood Orange Pu-erh (Samovar, not Rishi), but it’s still orange-y. I’m really getting a smell similar to the gorgeous smell they used to pump out in the faux orange groves of the Horizons Disney World ride that they have since dismantled. It’s a nice scent!

So I steep this one up, and the resulting infusion is a medium goldenrod color. The scent coming off the wet leaves is actually pretty lemon-heavy, but the infusion itself… Deeper orange than I thought initially, with an almost floral-sweet edge to it. If I flounced around in fields, I’d want them to smell like this. Of course, I’m not the flouncing type, and I’m a city girl, so there are no fields, but still. You get the picture.

At first sip, I’m sort of shocked at how light this one is! And bright and happy! It’s a complete 180 from the tall/dark/handsome pu-erh before. Sunshine in a cup. I’m not good with citrus, so I can’t really expound on what’s going on here (since it’s really just blending together), but there’s an orange taste as well as a lemon myrtle taste, followed by a refreshing sweetness. This one is clean and fresh and light.

There is a slight Fruit Loops flavor, but it’s not as heavy as Citron Oolong by Rishi! Which is good!

I just finished a children’s book, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, and this tea really reminds me of that 1899, rural Texas plantation kind of feel. Lazy summers in the heat, sweeping music, cicadas humming and a sunset in the distance.

Yum.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Auggy

Yay! I fully support Orange Day!

Angrboda

Me too! I’ve already had a lemon oolong and I’ve just written an orange pu-ehr post that is going live in 3… 2… 1…

S

Aww, I should have signed onto steepster before I started brewing my tea…I didn’t know it was citrus day!

AND ON WEDNESDAYS WE WEAR PINK,

teaplz

Awesome citrus day! And Shanti, there’s always time to brew up a citrus-like cup! I think I’ve run out of orange teas, but maybe I’ll do another citrus one if I could figure something out.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82
111 tasting notes

It’s no secret that I love Rishi’s peach blossom which is a white tea base and it contains orange while I don’t taste peach so much I mostly taste orange I still LOVE it. So when I looked through the Rishi website I thought I HAVE to try orange blossom which has a green tea base.

Dry leaf on this one smells very orange and delicious. I can see that there is a lot of lemon grass in the mix but it still smells orange to me. So steeped for 4 mins and I get a lemony scent no more orange scent. The lemongrass is mostly what I get and the more it begins to cool the more I get notes of floral in the smell and the taste.

It’s funny in that in the Rishi Peach Blossom I tasted orange in the Rishi Orange Blossom I mostly taste lemon there maybe be subtle hints of orange but I really have to strain to think I taste it in there! It’s a good tea I really enjoy it in that it tastes nice and the aftertaste leaves my breath feeling fresh.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
22 tasting notes

A refreshing, fruity green tea. The orange, lime and tangerine oils are quite evident in fragrance, but the ingredient I most taste is lemongrass. That’s not a bad thing. The lemongrass is well complimented with citrus aromas, flavors, lemon myrtle and the green tea itself. The tiny golden osthmanthus flowers are visually lovely and complement the taste with a hint of light floral apricot. Yummy hot or iced. I’m looking forward to more of this one as the days get warmer!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

65
84 tasting notes

In the past I have had this tea, and found it to be… meh.

But today it was brewed for a tasting at Whole Foods… and our barista brewed it lightly, and very specifically. I actually really enjoyed it!

I’m still very much a purist with my green teas, but if the brewing instructions are followed closely, and you lessen steeping time a bit, I highly recommend it to the fan of a good blended green tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Sometimes it’s all in how you brew the tea, I guess. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

67
100 tasting notes

Full orange flavor with underlying sweetness. Sooth despite the citrus flavor. Slight aftertaste that sticks with you that isn’t bitter but makes me think of orange rind.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
1290 tasting notes

What a roller coaster ride this tea has been! Rishi Orange Blossom sounded so exciting to me—I imagined something like a high-quality (Rishi) jasmine green tea, but with the jasmine petals switched out for orange blossoms. How could I, a major white floral maven, resist?

Upon opening the packet, I was shocked to see that the bulk of the dried material was lemongrass, not tea! The scent also smelled like orange oil (not orange blossom) with a hint of jasmine in the background. At this point, I was quite pessimistic.

The brew proved me wrong, however! I was expecting this blend to be completely overwhelmed by the abundant lemon grass. Instead, the golden liquor tasted very similar to a jasmine-scented green tea with a touch of lemon myrtle!

It’s a very pleasant blend, but this is not really an orange blossom tea, in my opinion. It’s more like a perfume tea, with a harmonious mingling of several essences. The green tea base is very much in the background, but it carries the floral scents well. Thank goodness lemongrass does not predominate!


second infusion: perhaps predictably, a reinfusion produced more of a lemongrass taste—almost a tisane!


third infusion: I did not taste this but transferred it to the refrigerator to drink iced. The liquor is still quite bright and strongly redolent of lemongrass…

(Blazing New Rating #35)

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 18 OZ / 532 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.