Friday, January 18, 2013
The Tea Spot Holiday Spice
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with scattering of peels
Ingredients: black tea, orange peel, cinnamon, clove oil and spices
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: reddish brown
This blend is part of The Tea Spot's Holiday Brews collection. Better late than never as they say. I'm always in the mood for a spicy tea anyway. Orange was definitely the dominant flavor but the spices and base black tea still stood out on their own. It was earthy and sweet with some astringency but it wasn't bitter. Overall it was a well balanced cup that definitely brought to mind the tastes and scents of the holiday season. I enjoyed that the flavoring was done just right, not too much and too little. This particular blend is a limited edition but is still listed on their sight so you can grab some if you hurry. This is the second tea that I've tried from The Tea Spot and I've really enjoyed both of them. I'm also a big fan of their Steep & Go.
You can find out more about this tea here.