Profile : Orange Spice
Loose - Flavored Black Tea
March 6, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: The
flavory character of new season Florida oranges and fresh cinnamon is
well captured in this tea. A truly tasty combination of Ceylon Tea
scented with the natural oils of orange and cinnamon.
Ingredients: Black tea, Cinnamon, Orange pieces, Lemon balm + Lime leaves, Natural flavors(organic compliant).
INGREDIENTS FROM: Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Nandi Highlands / Nilgiri / Petchabun / Anatolya / Provence
REGION(S): Sri Lanka / Kenya / India / Thailand / Turkey / France
SHIPPING PORT(S): Colombo / Mombasa / Cochin / Bangkok / Izmir / Marseille
GROWING ALTITUDES: 4000 - 8500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): OP (Orange Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Tending bright and coppery
very popular tea with a fragrant aroma accompanied by a light citrus
taste of orange spice, which will warm up the coldest of winter nights
or enhance an exotic sultry tropical evening. This tea also makes a
warming morning energizer as well as an afternoon pick me up being tangy
and vibrant. With ice this tea is a refreshing drink, with an exquisite
combination of flavor and fragrance. This tea is definitely a special
drink, which will rejuvenate your senses!
What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors?
we only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri
Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts
produce flavorful teas that have classic 'Ceylon' tea character which is
noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency,
bright coppery color and, most importantly - perfect for use as the base
tea of our flavored teas. (We have tested teas from various other
origins around the world as base stock for our flavored teas, but none
of these teas made the grade.) Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara
Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the
eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This 'dual
peak period' allow us to buy the best for our flavored tea blends
several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.
we use flavoring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory
holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat.
Thirdly. we specify
natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors do
not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon tea. (The norm for
many making flavored tea is to use overpowering artificial flavors,
which can be used to hide lower quality tea). Natural flavors do not
leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It should
be noted that natural flavors tend to be somewhat 'soft ' and the
flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one
of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.