TeaSource Spice | Black Tea
This classic black tea blend is full-bodied, sweet, spicy, and silky. The spicy notes are very pronounced; this is not a subtle tea. When iced, somewhat surprisingly, this tea turns even sweeter.
Some people come into TeaSource asking for Orange Pekoe tea. After we do some questioning and investigating we discover what they really are looking for is TeaSource Spice; a black tea with spicy orange notes. But they've heard the phrase "orange pekoe" and assume that means a black tea with orange. Actually, "orange pekoe" has nothing to do with oranges. "Orange Pekoe" is an old tea industry term (probably mistranslated from the original Chinese) referring to the size of a given tea leaf, about 1"-1.5" long.
Suggested Steeping Instruction:
Use 1 rounded tsp (3 grams) per 8 oz cup boiling water. Steep 2-4 min.
black tea, natural flavors, orange peel, clove, ginger, cinnamon