A pretty blend, with lots of shapes and colors including the ever lovely and visual interest-adding red peppercorns. In the packet it smells primarily of spices, but there’s also an orange zest note.
It makes a light orange-brown tea that smells like a spice tea with orange notes.
But amazingly, it somehow gets a pastry flavor into the mix in the sip. The spices sort of blend together with no single note leading, and there’s an unexpected sweetness to the flavor. The orange is a little on the subtle side but definitely there, and what it lacks in strength it makes up for in non-fake orange flavor. I wonder whether making the orange flavor stronger would also make it fake tasting, and if so, this strikes a balance that makes sense. I don’t get a strong sense of the underlying tea, but that’s not really why you drink a tea called “orange cookie” now, is it?
Flavors: Cookie, Orange, Orange Zest, Pastries, Spices