Tangerine Tango is the reason why I have been shunning the new Oprah Chai chez Starbucks. It, too, boasts cinnamon as its number one ingredient. The overall effect of this tealess blend is similar to that of what I call “spice cabinet chai”, which always seems like an infusion of random spices thrown together. I prefer my chai to have a substantial black tea base—preferably Assam. Some of them (including, apparently, the new Oprah offering) are much more about cinnamon and cloves, etc., than about tea.
So, too, with Tangerine Tango, which is completely misnamed, in my opinion. Tangerine? Really? To me this is a big cinnamon infusion with a fair dose of clove and some ginger plus a variety of other stuff thrown in for good measure. Or not, as I do not find the proportions very pleasing. This is one of the Tazo teas which I don’t mind is about to be discontinued (if it has not been already). It’s just not my cup of tisane or tea.
You tasted Vitamin water, right? To me this is essentially Cinnamon Water, but instead of 10% of the RDA of some random vitamin, there are few other weak flavors as well.
(Blazing New Rating #23)