Leaf Type: Black
Where To Buy: Tea Forté
An enticing black tea, with rich cinnamon notes and sweet orange zest.
Having previously reviewed this tea and liking it, I embraced the opportunity to enjoy more when I received the Petite Winter Collection from Tea Forté. I really love this collection – it’s beautifully packaged, filled with delicious, limited edition teas and perfect for gift giving. Sweet Orange Spice is one of the five different teas featured in the Petite Winter Collection (there are two of each of the five teas in the box).
This tea is really delicious and perfect for cold weather enjoyment. It has a very warming and comforting quality to it. The orange flavor is sweet, just as the name of the tea implies; however, because of the spicy notes from the cinnamon and cloves, it isn’t cloying.
The cinnamon is the dominant spice in this cup, but I like the light accent that the cloves adds to the tea. It gives a well-rounded taste to the cup. The black tea base is mellow yet I find that the overall cup is quite rejuvenating with the combination of spices, tea and orange flavor.
There are quite a few citrus spiced teas out there, but this is one of my favorites. It isn’t like those red-hot candy teas (I do like those too, don’t get me wrong) but it isn’t a citrus tea with a little bit of spice, either. It is somewhere in between the two extremes, and I guess that is what I like best about it. Not too hot, not too sweet – just right!