Tangerine Dream (formerly Orange Zephyr) No. 55

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ginger, Ginseng, Hibiscus, Licorice Root, Orange, Rose Hips, Tangerine
Citrus, Earth, Ginger, Hibiscus, Orange, Spicy, Tart
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Caffeine Free
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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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A blend of ginger, ginseng, licorice root, hibiscus, rosehips, orange and tangerine. Organic, non-caffeinated, and fruity.

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Last night I had all the telltale signs of a sinusy cold coming on — pain between the eyes, drippy nose, horse throat, exhausted by 7 pm — so the tea I decided to bring to work today is one I picked up at the Tea Chai Te teashop in Portland on vacation last spring when the rainy Portland weather was also getting to my throat. I’m a very “spice-sensitive” person and just looking at the leaf is a bit intimidating, as it /looks/ very ginger-heavy, but a tea full of Vitamin C-rich hibiscus, rosehips, and citrus, and spicy throat-soothing ginger and licorice root was exactly what I was feeling.

I’m always amused when I brew hibiscus teas at work, because they come out purple instead of red (and I use the filtered water here! I seriously have to wonder about the water quality at the library sometimes…) Color aside, though the tea does have a nice heat to it, it wasn’t near as off-putting as I was fearing. I can’t taste the licorice root, but I think it adds enough natural sweetness to help tame some of the spiciness, and the hibiscus and rose hip give the tea a rich, tart base which grounds it a lot as well (and I have one of those tongues that takes tart flavors very well). There is a distinct orangey citrusy flavor to the base, followed by a burst of gingery heat. It’s a bit like an orange version of a lemon ginger tea, but more punchy due to the hibiscus, and the ginger notes are a lot stronger than I tend to find in most lemon gingers. It’s a bit spicy for me to drink this as a daily drinker, but this is a good, strong “throat tea” for a cold. Chock full of Vitamin C and herbs good for a sensitive throat.

Flavors: Citrus, Earth, Ginger, Hibiscus, Orange, Spicy, Tart

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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