Tea of the Week for February 12, 2018!
Since China is a very important part of what I do (since most of my tea comes from China!), I decided it was important to do something to celebrate the ringing in of the Chinese New Year this year (The Year of the Dog)!
I started with two black Yunnan teas - a Yunnan Black Gold and a tippy Assamica grown in the Yunnan Province - and added dried mandarin wedges and the whole spices of a Chinese 5 Spice blend: Cinnamon, Cloves, Star Anise, Fennel and Szechwan peppercorns. Then I added just a wee bit of ginger to enhance the peppery notes just a little.
The result is a cuppa that is a little bit sweet, a little bit savory and a little bit spicy! It's a really nice, round flavor! The mandarin orange flavor is bright and adds a nice touch to the spices here. It's kind of like an orange flavored chai - Chinese style!
I'm really happy with how this one came out - the spices are strong enough to be inviting but don't blow out the taste buds with the spice - and the mandarin is really lovely: sweet and juicy!
Taster size is approximately 15g
ingredients: black teas
organic ingredients: cinnamon, star anise, fennel, cloves, szechuan peppercorns, ginger root, mandarin oranges & natural flavors