MarketSpice Tea from MarketSpice

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  MarketSpice

Product Description:

Our signature MarketSpice cinnamon-orange tea in a 4oz glass jar. This unique spicy, naturally sweet flavor has become world famous, originating in the historic Pike Place Market in Seattle. We recommend storing this glass jar in the refrigerator to keep the flavorings fresh and moist. Ingredients: Black tea, cinnamon and orange flavorings and spices. Contains no sugar.

Taster’s Review:

There are a lot of cinnamon-orange teas out there, but really, it doesn’t get any better than this.  I tried MarketSpice Tea several years ago when a friend from Seattle sent me some.  I fell in love with it.  Since that time, I’ve tried many cinnamon-orange teas, but all have fallen shy of the mark – that high standard that this tea set for me.

When it comes to this tea, most people either love it or hate it.  I guess it’s pretty obvious which side of the spectrum I’m on, right?  And honestly, when I get analytical about this tea, I really shouldn’t like it.  But I do.  Somehow, this tea is just… fantastic.

But I really shouldn’t like it.  It is very strongly flavored.  So strongly flavored, in fact, that when I first opened my pouch, I could see the moisture on the leaves from the flavoring.  The spicy-hot cinnamon here nearly overpowers everything else.

That being said, I still love it.  It’s like liquefied red hot candies with a splash of orange.   This tea makes me giddy with excitement and brings out the kid in me.

As I said before, it just doesn’t get any better than this.

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