Our Orange Grove Black Tea has the flavor of fresh squeezed oranges. You will notice a slightly tart yet sweet taste. Many will add a touch of sweetener to enhance the full flavor. Others will splash in a little milk to give it a creamy finish. Any way you choose, you’ll find a wonderfully orangey experience.
Oranges have been used for flavoring foods and teas, can be tracked to around 2500 BC in China. Ancient records in India also show them being cultivated. For tea drinkers, the Bergamot Orange, also of Chinese origin, has been used for it’s lemony flavor to flavor Earl Grey Tea. As the most widely cultivated fruit tree in the world, the flavor of orange pairs well with many other spices, such as Ginger and other citrus fruits allowing for many delicious taste combinations.
If you enjoy orange flavor teas, you might also want to consider our Creamsicle Rooibos Tea. Like the ice cream of the same name, the Orange-Vanilla flavor is sure to make your tea guests ask for another cup, hot or cold.
If you like fruity teas, we have many in black, green and herbal. Among the many we carry, please consider our Strawberry Patch Green, Bohemian Raspberry Green, Strawberry Black, Berry Fusion Herbal, Tahitian Breeze Black, Black Currant and Mountain Huckleberry Black. We have far too many to name here.
Hot tea brewing method: Place 1 slightly heaping tsp. of loose Orange Grove Tea, for each 8oz of water in the cup/teapot. Pour the boiling water over tea. Steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste. Do not steep for more than the 7 minutes, or your tea might taste bitter. If you want a stronger flavor, use more tea.
Iced Tea: For a Liter or quart use 2 heaping Tbsp. of loose tea into teapot. Pour 1 1/4 cup boiling water on tea. Steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill serving pitcher straining tea. Add Ice. Top up with cold water, garnish & sweeten to taste.
Contains: Black Tea, Natural Dried Orange Peel and Natural Orange Flavor.