I very much need a strong tea to wake me up this morning! We went on an impromptu trip to the mountains for the past two days, and all of that hiking and sightseeing left me a little sleepy this morning. We did have a wonderful time, though, and I very much needed a little getaway trip. I grew up in the mountains, and a trip ‘home’ always leaves me feeling refreshed.

This tea is all around very light – the aroma is very light and so are the flavors. The orange that I get is like a sweet orange – not a tart, citrusy orange or a real juicy orange flavor, just a faint, sweet, almost candy-like orange. The flavor is a little malty with a cinnamon finish. The cinnamon isn’t ovewhelming at all – it’s very mellow and warming. This one is best with sweetener, which seems to bring out more of the cinnamon flavor. Milk makes it a little creamy, which is nice but not necessary. I would’ve thought that I would prefer this tea in the winter, but it actually makes a nice summer tea also!

-Dry blend has medium black tea leaves and twigs with pieces of cinnamon bark and pieces of orange peel.
-Dry leaves smell very faintly of sweet orange and cinnamon. Tea liquor aroma is lightly of oranges.
-Tea liquor is a clear dark brown color.
-Slightly malty flavor with a wispy cinnamon finish. Light sweet orange aftertaste.
-Best with sweetener. Milk optional.
-Good tea. Light sweet orange and warming cinnamon flavor.

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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