The tea to get you into the holiday spirit! This blend of bright, tangy Ceylon black tea flavored with warm cinnamon, pungent cloves, and orange peels is a Christmas delight. Spicy and fresh aroma, outdoorsy and cozy, with a balanced tangy flavor and a slightly sweet finish. Perfect to sip while decking the halls, being jolly, or dreaming of a white Christmas.
Black Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.
high caffeine! To make sure adults are awake for Santa after it takes forever to get the kids down, we need high caffeine.
Ingredients & Lore: Blended With Black Tea, Cinnamon, Orange, Natural Spice Flavor, Cardamom, Cloves, Ginger, Natural Ginger Flavor & Natural Cinnamon Flavor
Ever since those Three Wise Men visited the manger to offer gifts of extraordinary spices to observe the birth of that very special child, in the heat of the desert or the cold of the snowy mountains have shared food and beverages made with similar spices as clove, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and the then-rare, and expensive, orange. Now grown in abundance, the orange was once the most sought-after holiday stocking stuffer in the U.S. and Europe. Oranges and costly spices can make even the poorest believer feel rich in spirit when consumed in a Christmas tea or tea punch.
HOLD THE PHONE. Why Adagio, WHY?!?!?! do you use flavourings? Why add cinnamon and ginger FLAVORINGS when you’ve already put actual cinnamon and ginger in this? You people make me question everything.
Let’s open this.
Out of the bag it smells like orange and spice. Okay. Correct direction.
Steeped it smells like black tea. Not really getting the orange or spices.
Sipping… the cloves cover the tongue and I can’t really pick out the other flavours. I WANT to taste the ginger and cinnamon. But I can’t. Because cloves and science.
it’s not bad. I’m not ordering it, but I’m drinking the whole cup. So it gets 4 out of 5 orange pomanders.
Let’s look at the calendar and decide what we’re buying!
Earl Grey Bella Luna will be available this month on Tuesday the 29th. I already have some and love it, but I will buy more. I already have Elderberry Wine in the cabinet… but I ordered some to keep at my boyfriend’s house 🙂 I will be ordering Spiced Apple Chai and Yuletide Toddy. Those are the only other two on this calendar I felt deserved to have repeat cups.
I know I lose my mind over ingredients and I hate rooibos and honey bush. Honestly I love Adagio. Earl Grey Moonlight is my favourite tea EVER. Their fandom blends are so much fun. Not every person who makes them knows what they are doing. But if you want to blend your own – check out the Adagio site. I have an Earl Grey blend up there with lavender and roses. Their special offerings like Bella Luna Blue (only available at the Blue Moon) and Brigadoon (only available at Leap Year) are not to be missed. Reindeer Fuel is OMGSOGOODSOOOOMUCHCAFFEINEEEEEE.
You’ve likely learned a lot about me. I can only hope you enjoyed it. Or if you know me, have a little insight into the weird that is me.
Happy Christmas! Keep safe. Wear your masks. Wash your hands. I’ll hug you all later.