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Spiced Mandarin Oolong Tea

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price reflects 2oz (25-30 teaspoons per 2oz)
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Tasting Notes
Bright citrus notes with well-balanced spice



Description
Journey along the Asian spice trading routes and savor the rich exotic flavors of juicy tangerines, lemons and ripe blood oranges perfectly blended with cinnamon, ginger, star anise, cloves and pepper. With its wonderful mix of sweet citrus fruits and traditional chai spices, this delicious flavored Chinese oolong tea is destined to become an everyday favorite.

Bright citrus notes with well-balanced spice



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How to Steep / Ingredients
Use 1-1.5 tsp of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 195 degrees (90 degrees Celsius) and steep for 3 mintues. For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
 
Ingredients: Dark oolong tea, cinnamon, hibiscus flowers, apple bits, carob bits, ginger, natural and artificial flavoring, citrus slices, orange juice bits, pepper, and more. See full list of ingredients

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3.7

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Aromatic (31)
  • Smooth body (15)
  • Fresh (13)
  • Soothing (12)
  • High quality (9)

Cons

  • Weak (9)
  • Bitter (8)
  • Artificial taste (3)

Best Uses

  • Afternoon (13)
  • Anytime (11)
  • Morning (11)
  • Evening (9)
  • Dessert tea (5)
    • Tea Body:
    • Medium (22), Full (6)
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Citrusy (34), Spicy (22), Fruity (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tea enthusiast (24), Health conscious (9), High-end shopper (4), Occasional tea drinker (3)

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2.0

Be Careful About Ingredients

By Momof2

from Montgomery, IL

About Me Health Conscious, Health Nut, Tea Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Aromatic
  • Fresh
  • Smooth Body
  • Soothing
  • Unique Flavor Profile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Afternoon
    • Evening
    • Gifts

    I made my FIRST trip into Teavana on a whim at the mall. I bought this particular tea and thought, " I will never drink anything else ever again!" Well, after reading the ingredient list here.... this probably won't be true. There is Artificial Flavoring, Sugar and Cornstarch in this tea! And YES, I normally eat so CLEAN that it DOES make a difference for me. Also, looking at a few other teas, there are candied fruits (sugar and all), milk powder, and artificial flavoring in many teas listed. I am greatly saddened by this discovery as the Tea Flavor, Appearance and Aroma are all amazing...please, Teavana, make some REAL Tea....maybe organic dried fruits will be just enough!

    • Tea Body:
    • Medium
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Citrusy, Spicy

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    3.0

    Needs to be fixed up

    By Nat

    from Dallas, Tx

    About Me Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Aromatic

    Cons

    • Artificial Taste
    • Bitter
    • Too Strong

    Best Uses

    • After Meals
    • Dessert Tea

    This tea has a wonderful scent, but is way to strong and bitter once brewed. I recommend tempering it out with some warm or cold water and some honey. which helps tone down the unpleasant bitterness.

    • Tea Body:
    • Medium
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Citrusy, Fruity

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    3.0

    Cider-y!

    By Berry

    from Texas

    About Me Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Aromatic
    • Energizing
    • Fresh

    Cons

    • Artificial Taste
    • Too Strong

    Best Uses

    • Evening
    • Morning

    This tastes just like orange spice tea, with a cider-y twist! It's warm and cinnamon-y, with a filling flavor. However, oranges and cinnamon don't blend well in this tea, and I find the flavor to be too powerful and too acidic, making an accidental over-steep or extra tea an absolute tragedy. Even as someone who loves very strong, very aromatic teas, this tea was just WAY too powerful, and the orange flavor (despite the mix having real mandarin orange peels) tasted very, very artificial and gave the tea a bad aftertaste.

    • Tea Body:
    • Full
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Citrusy, Spicy

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    5.0

    Fragrant

    By hthp

    from dallas, tx

    Pros

    • Aromatic
    • Fresh
    • Smooth Body

    Cons

    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Great fruity tea. I wanted something a green tea, but so long as you don't seep it too long, it won't become bitter and saturated. This tea is great. I love the orange citrus.

    • Tea Body:
    • Medium
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Citrusy, Fruity

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    4.0

    Great tea to buy in bulk.

    By Caydpoe

    from Rochester, MN

    About Me Occasional Tea Drinker, Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Aromatic
    • Energizing
    • Fresh
    • High Quality
    • Like Febreze
    • Smells great
    • Smooth Body
    • Soothing

    Cons

    • Bitter
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Afternoon
    • Evening

    Tastes great and has a very spiced taste and scent. Has citrusy flavor and scent.

    • Tea Body:
    • Medium
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Citrusy, Crisp, Fruity, Spiced, Spicy

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    3.0

    Had to make modifications

    By Hannahbelle

    from Wisconsin

    Pros

    • Aromatic
    • Energizing
    • Smooth Body
    • Soothing

    Cons

    • Artificial Taste
    • Bitter

    Best Uses

    • Afternoon
    • Evening

    I purchased this tea on a whim at 50% off in store because I was very excited about how it smelled. The right amount of citrus and spice, and smelled like it would taste tangy but not bitter.

    I found the first brewing of this tea to be very very bitter, even with a few rock sugars thrown in. I brewed and steeped according to the instructions and I ended up adding a little more hot water to my cup to tone down the intensity. The second brewing was much better, though still slightly bitter.

    I added a stick of cinnamon to the second brewing because the citrus flavor overpowered whatever spice profile was supposed to be in the tea. It improved the taste quite a bit and will probably add it to future brews of this tea. I am tempted to try adding other spices to the brew, as I am disappointed with how overpowering the citrus is.

    If you like citrus (though slightly artificial) and don't mind bitterness, then you would enjoy this tea.

    • Tea Body:
    • Medium
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Citrusy

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    3.0

    A pleasant cuppa

    By Verdewolf

    from Texas

    About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Aromatic
    • Soothing

    Cons

    • A Little Bland
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Morning

    This is a very pleasant tea, although it is a bit weak and even more so after the first steep. The flavor leans more toward the citrus side and less toward the spice. The caffeine provides a nice pick me up while the spicy aroma warms and soothes. Not my favorite tea but nice to have around "just in case."

    • Tea Body:
    • Light
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Citrusy

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    4.0

    Comfort in a cup

    By kat

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Health Conscious, Rookie Tea Drinker

    Pros

    • Aromatic
    • Smooth Body
    • Soothing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Afternoon
      • Anytime
      • Dessert Tea

      This tea tastes like a snowy winters night.
      I think it would make an amazing iced tea as well. Very citrusy and nice warm spices.

      • Tea Flavor:
      • Citrusy, Spicy

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      5.0

      The best tea I've ever had.

      By RumRunner

      from Berea, Kentucky

      About Me Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Aromatic
      • High Quality
      • Relaxing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Of The Time

        This is by far the best tea I've ever drank. While the name is "Spiced Mandarin Oolong" it really isn't spicy. It tastes like hot orange juice with some nice mulled-spice tones. It has good drinkability, it isn't too strong but still has nice flavor. Though I love this tea, a much stronger, spicier version would be nice, but as a separate tea. This would be great to serve at an autumnal event, and is amazing iced as well as hot.

        • Tea Body:
        • Medium
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Citrusy, Mulled

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        4.0

        A bit weak, but tasty

        By Dayna the Tea Junkie

        from Minneapolis MN

        About Me Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Aromatic
        • Good Flavour

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Afternoon
        • Dessert Tea
        • Evening
        • When you want to Relax

        I found this tea to be a bit weak, and not as spicy as I was expecting. Sweetener definitely helps, and I found that if I add a bit more Oolong to the mix, it is greatly improved. Not something I would drink regularly, but I found that it brought on a Mellow Mood and was pleasant to daydream by. I will buy it again, in small quantities.

        • Tea Body:
        • Medium
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Citrusy, Fruity

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