I was really excited to taste this tea. The ingredients of orange peel, cinnamon and cloves sounded wonderfully delicious. The directions recommended steeping 1.5 tsp per cup of water for 5-6 minutes. I was using a 2-cup teapot, so I doubled my amount of tea and steeped it, using boiling water, for five minutes. The smell of cloves and cinnamon wafted from the pot to my nose, enticingly. This tea is aptly named, as it reminds me of sitting next to a fire, perhaps during the Christmas season, where these smells were often common around my home, during my childhood.
Pouring myself a cup of this dark, red-orange tisane, cloves take the greatest part of its aroma, with edgings of cinnamon in that scent. Sipping this tea, it goes down smooth, the biggest flavor being the cinnamon and the rooibos (which is pleasantly not overpowered as in many rooibos blends I have tried). The orange aftertaste is quite appealing.
My overall impressions were that this tea has very well-balanced flavors and really does make for a very soothing beverage. I certainly enjoyed it and would rate it a 90/100.
This tasty rooibos is available from the TeaFrog website, here.
Photo credit to TeaFrog.
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