Tea of the Week – Blood Orange

Name: Blood Orange

Type:  Black

Region:  Ceylon Region of China

Bought At: Tea Gschwendner

Price:  50g for $4.90

First Impressions: Strong citrus smell, lots of orange pieces

Review:

The final tea in the first month of my tea tasting experiment came from a new company to me, Tea Gschwendner.  A German company that has a wide variety of tea, I hadn’t heard of them until I received this and a few other teas for Christmas from a coworker.  (As a side note I love tea as a present because you can give / get something that you wouldn’t normally try)  As for this particular tea, I was a little disappointed.  It has an almost overpowering citrus scent, but the actual citrus flavor left much to be desired.  It was a decent tea, but compared to the scent it gives off it was very tame.  There was almost no orange flavor and the Ceylon tea they used as a base isn’t remarkable.  It calls for a shorter steep time than I would normal do, but didn’t get bitter when I left it in a little longer than they recommend.  Overall it was a decent tea, but nothing to write home about.

My Rating:

2.5 / 5

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