Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Arbor Teas Holiday Spice

Arbor Teas lists the ingredients of this blend as including organic Indian black tea, organic orange peel, organic cinnamon, organic clove, and natural orange cinnamon spice flavor. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for three minutes. The dry leaves were dark with bright pieces of orange peel mixed throughout.

Even though I smelled the spices in the dry tea, I couldn’t detect any of them when I drank it. It almost tasted like an earl grey because of the orange peel. As a flavored black tea this is actually a decent selection but when something is called holiday spice I expect a strong cinnamon flavor. It wasn't bad, just not what I expected. I would probably recommend this tea.

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