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This tea is a celebration of colors and mixed flavors. The blended tea is a beautiful melody of tea leaves, rose petals, almonds, cornflower petals, orange peels and more. This exquisite Black Celebration tea won an award at the 2008 World Tea Championship for having the best aroma and flavor. The brewed tea offers up a spicy taste for the palate. It infuses for just 3 minutes, allowing the flavors and aromas to intertwine to create a zesty golden liquor. The flavor is naturally sweet and uplifting.
My first reaction to this flavor was “OH” and not necessarily a good one! Mostly because I wasn’t prepared for that flavor…
now…DON’T Be alarmed this is a POSITIVE review! I ended up liking this tea just fine and dandy…keep reading!
You know when you take a big swig of something – what you think is – say – Cherry Coke and it ends up being lemonade or something completely different?? Well that is why I was so taken back by this…I was ASSUMING it was something completely different!
And you know what they say about ASS+U+ME…ing…
After that initial shock…I was blown away by the spiciness of this one!
By the 3rd sip everything started making sense and the taste and my taste-buds starting to finally become friends!
I could taste the spices, orange, and then the cinnamon – specifically – it reminds me of a fireball or Hot Ball type cinnamon, then comes the cranberry and peach. Toward the end of the sip I can taste the papaya. The apple is a bit more hidden than most of the other flavors but that’s ok with me. The end of the sip on to the aftertaste is a fruity-spicy one…more spice than fruit – at least on my tongue.
This cup is NOT lacking color, aroma, or taste – let me tell you that! This is a beautiful dry blend and the more I sip it the more I like it but it was quite shocking at first – especially because I wasn’t prepared for that flavor! It’s intense!
I’m not complaining…I do like this!
Just a heads-up on the cinnamon! If you like Fire Balls/Hot Balls you will probably like this. If you aren’t into spices or cinnamon or fireballs…just wanted to warn you!
This is sure to warm any tummy! It’s a Nice bright mix and toasty-warm cuppa! I really needed this THIS week as we are in the middle of snow storm after snow storm!