Tea of the Week for January 13, 2020!
January is Reblend Theme Month!
This blend was not part of our poll last year for the Holiday box - but that was due to my own omission - I had several requests for it to be reblended but I forgot to include it on the poll so I decided that I'd include this blend in our Reblend themed box.
When Frank originally blended it back in 2011, it was called "Mellie's Spiced Orappangele" - named after one of Frank's assistants who suggested the flavor combination. I personally don't know anyone named Mellie, so I omitted that part of the name of the tea & just focused on the "spiced" & the orange & apple - aka the "orappangele" - part of it.
This is my second time reblending this - the first time I reblended it, it was part of our add-on rewards for our start-up Kickstarter campaign - we reblended it in January 2016. To be completely honest, I don't really remember a lot about that particular time in our history because I was crazy busy trying to get everything accomplished after the take over. I do know that I enjoyed it because I said so here. I know that I also enjoyed the original blend because I said so here - & while I was sorting through reviews to find my past reviews of this tea, I also found this review from SuperStarling over at my old digs (aka SororiTEA Sisters) & she has wonderfully nice things to say about this tea as well. In other words, it's pretty darned good & definitely worthy of a reblend.
The blend starts with organic Chinese Sencha, to which I added dried oranges & freeze-dried apples, some cinnamon pieces & freshly shaved nutmeg. I really love this blend - it's fruity & sweet but with just enough warm spice to keep it from being too overwhelmingly fruity. It's a nice tea to cozy up to on a cold, wintery day - kind of like it is as i write this description.
It's also VEGAN, organic, gluten-free & allergen-free!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: green tea, apples, oranges, cinnamon, nutmeg & natural flavors