Blood Orange Black from Prestogeorge. . .

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
Description

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.

 

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Blue Lady from Zest Tea

With a name like Blue Lady I thought this would be like Lady Grey, a type of earl grey. But I was mistaken! Not an earl grey, but a flowery orange pekoe.

Beyond the black tea, there is hibiscus and passion fruit, fragrant even in the dry leaf. Brewed, the black tea is bright and crisp, which pairs well with the juicy hibiscus. The sour red fruit taste of the hibiscus adds a jammy, berry flavor beneath the citrus tones of the orange pekoe.

This is not too sweet or sour, still very suitable for a breakfast cup of tea. With just enough tropical flair this blend is summery and satisfying, hot or iced.

And since this blend is from Zest Tea, there is added tea extract so you know each cup packs a punch of caffeine without the coffee jitters. When you want a juicier take on classic orange pekoe, brew up a mug of Blue Lady.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Zest Tea
Description:

Our Blue Lady Black blends a sultry South Indian black tea base with an aromatic mix of orange, lemon, passion fruit, and hibiscus. A peppering of vivid blue cornflower petals and bits of orange peel make for a visual spectacle. Blue lady will excite all of your senses. No wonder this is a favorite among hot and chilled tea drinkers.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Orange Black Tea from Shanti Tea

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Shanti Tea

Product Description:

Indian black base with natural orange flavor and orange peel.

Our naturally flavored Orange Black tea is made with a base of Indian Black Tea and infused with natural orange flavor and orange peel. The taste is sweet and fruity with the underlying support of a robust black tea. Can be served iced or hot.

Tasters Review:

I’m not really a fan of store-bought orange juice.  Call me spoiled…I only really like, want, and crave freshly squeezed O.J.  Since I don’t live in an area with wonderfully plump and juicy oranges year-round I like to tinker with Orange flavored teas instead!  When I tried this one for the first time I was VERY pleased with my attempt!

Dry I can smell the juicy orange.  Once infused much of the aroma goes away but this brews dark and the black tea taste is yummy.  The orange flavors are at about medium strength and are nicely done.  Not over the top or distracting yet natural and true!

This is a very nicely orange flavored black!  I highly suggest it!