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Test Tea: Interesting Delicious Black Tea

Tastes Like: blood orange, blackberry, amaro, candle smoke
Feels Like: the jazz age

This sophisticated smoky orange blend has a myriad of flavors. It's mysterious and delicate all at once. Imagine an ordinary door that leads downstairs to a shoebox nightclub. Your eyes adjust to the darkness of a room dotted with candles and a spotlight. From the first sip, this tea is smoky and spiritous. At the heart of the tea, you taste burnt orange, aromatic herbs, vanilla and allspice. The tea finishes with blackberry and the pleasant bittersweetness of Italian amaro and rye whiskey. Milk mellows the tea’s smokiness and plays up its sweet orange notes. It makes an elegant iced tea. A tea for lovers of amaro and spiced orange.

🔍 Ingredients and Details
  • All Natural
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Non GMO

taiwanese smoked black tea, orange peel, licorice root, turkish orange pieces, dandelion root, sweet blackberry leaves, forest strawberry leaves, orange oil, madagascar vanilla pieces, natural flavors of red currant, red fruit, and vanilla

📝 Blender's Notes

This elegant tea blend is a rerelease from the early, highly experimental years of August blends.

I wanted to create a smoky tea mild enough to carry the delicate scents of burnt orange, herbs and spice. I was looking for the layers of flavor you find in fine wines and Italian amari. To do this, I chose a mild Taiwanese lapsang souchong base and added a host of elegant spices and herbs to keep the smoke light. This extraordinary fruit herbal black tea blend drinks like a mild black tea with vanilla and orange at the heart, and a whisper of smoke like that of a candle freshly extinguished.

It's a jazzy sensual vibe. Red wine fans, lovers of amaro and fine vermouths will appreciate this flavor.

There are those who will shy away from this tea for its smoky note. There are smoky tea lovers who may wish for it to be a bolder, more tannic tea. My hope is that this blend will be a delightful experience for anyone who's looking for a new flavor experience.

I encourage you to explore the variations of Mood Indigo flavor. So if you're inclined, please try it hot and iced. Add a splash of your favorite milk. Give it a kiss of honey. It's a little fruity, a little herbaceous, a little boozy, a little smoky, and oh so intriguing.

I drank it again this morning, and can't stop thinking about it. I can't wait to hear what you think.

Gina Zupsich
Head Blender

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