Teas Etc Orange Vanilla White Chocolate

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark leaves with large orange slices
Ingredients: black tea, white chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter,milk powder, soya lecithin, natural vanilla), orange slices, natural flavor
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: dark reddish brown
I’m a total white chocolate addict so I was super excited to try this tea. When I first opened my sample, I was surprised to see whole orange slices. I’ve seen lots of blends with bits of orange peels but I had never seen whole slices being used before. The dry leaves had a strong citrusy aroma as well. The flavor was understated and very well done. I loved that it wasn’t overly sweet or artificial tasting. The white chocolate added a nice creaminess and paired very well with the orange. The base tea was smooth with just the right amount of astringency. I would definitely recommend this tea. These aren’t necessarily flavors that I would have thought to put together on my own but they worked very well together. I’ve had a few blends from Teas Etc and they have all been very well thought out.

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