As a profoundly shallow person, I enjoy a nice-looking tea. And this Blood Orange Black is a stunner.
If that tea walked by on the street, I would whistle at it.
I bought this blend because it was pretty. I’ve enjoyed several cups of it so far because it’s tasty. It’s a Darjeeling paired with orange peel, rose hips, apple pieces, safflowers, rose petals and orange, vanilla and lemon flavors. It’s sweet, creamy, and citrus-y.
The citrus doesn’t thwack you over the head with a two-by-four; it’s part of a medley.
The vanilla notes make you think there’s cream in this, even when there isn’t, which is really nice, especially first thing in the morning, when I tend to want something fairly sweet. This goes down easy.
If you’re ever in Pittsburgh’s historical Strip District, you should check out Prestogeorge. It’s very pretty in there. You can look at all the blends and choose them according to appearance, like I did; and possibly luck out, like I did.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Prestogeorge
Fine Indian black tea paired with reviving orange peel, rose hips, apple pieces, safflowers, rose petals and orange, vanilla and lemon flavors. Invigorate your senses and stimulate your mind. One of our most popular flavored teas.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Mahamosa
This mild China-Ceylon black tea blend evokes the Caribbean. Comprised of light-yellow orange peels and orange-red blazing safflowers, this tea creation has a sweet, firm, fresh and tangy flavor. A sip of this tea will bring to mind the fervent red flesh of sun-ripened blood oranges.
Ingredients: Black tea, orange peel, natural flavoring, safflower.
Learn more about this tea here.
When sipping on Blood Orange from Mahamosa the first thing that comes to mind is POW! Mind blowing orange flavor! If you love the taste of natural orange this is your tea!
Blood oranges tend to be a bit more tart than your average orange with more antioxidants. I used blood orange often in my natural perfume blends and it is a favorite of mine so I was excited to see this on Mahamosa’s website.
The base tea makes way for the orange to take front and center yet there is some interesting taste on the end part of the sip that is distinctly the base tea. It is quite enjoyable but I am thinking this is one that must be cold steeped and enjoyed over ice!
One thing that I personally love about Mahamosa is that they contribute 50% of their annual net profits after taxes to support charitable causes including hunger, poverty, education, environment, clean water, animal/natural life welfare and other causes. You can learn more about their contributions here.
So no, this is not the most complex tea I have ever had the pleasure to sip on, but then again it is absolutely what it states that it is, a blood orange black tea made with natural flavors. The use of natural flavors does make this tea better than many flavored teas I have tried as I am very particular about flavorings used in tea.
As the tea cools a little the blood orange allows some of its sweetness to present and while there are no sweeteners used in this blend I do get a slight sweet note in the tea after cooling which, once again, makes me eager to do a cold steep with this leaf.
This is my first experience with Mahamosa Tea and I am eager to try more based on this experience.