sweet orange spice
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. How the leaves of the plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determines the type of tea. The more processing the leaves go through, the darker the leaves become, resulting in a distinctive color and taste characteristic. There are four main varietals of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Antioxidant polyphenols help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. Regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods. Black tea is a varietal of tea that has been cultivated for centuries. It is more oxidized than the green, oolong and white varieties. During processing, the leaves are heavily oxidized and fermented Our black tea is made from fresh leaves, hand processed under high humidity to promote carefully crafted oxidation, and then oven-fired which turns the leaves a dark, coppery color to yield a superior complex and authoritative flavor. It has higher caffeine content and is stronger in flavor than the other tea varietals.
Average Customer Rating
Cinnamon Citrus Treat!
I'm a sucker for any tea with cinnamon in it! This is delicious, smooth, sweet & spicy. This tea gets sweeter the longer you steep. I do agree with previous posters that there isn't an abundance of orange in this tea, which is totally fine by me. If you really want an orangey-black tea, I'd recommend Tea Forté's Blood Orange in the Noir collection. It's wonderful, too!
1/29/14 | Faith, Newport, RI
Best black tea
This is my favorite black tea. It is simply delicious, never bitter, smells great and is always good right down to the last sip. I drink this alone...no need for cream or sugar. This flavor is a a keeper!
1/5/14 | Christine, Millville, MA
BEST ORANGE SPICE TEA
World Market used to sell loose tea and their orange spice my favorite, then they stopped selling it. I have been trying to find an orange spice loose tea ever since. I happen to come upon this tea while visiting Boudin's Restaurant in San Francisco CA. I bought it and couldn't wait to try it. Love Love Love it! So glad I can order this online. It taste as good as it smells!! Two thumbs up.
1/3/14 | ELIZABETH, Santa Rosa, CA
Sweet Orange Spice
This by far my fav tea! I buy it every time I order (at least once a month) What I want to know is WHEN will the event box be brought back?? I always kept a couple in my purse 'just in case'. I cannot do this with the loose tea.
11/21/13 | Terase, Vancouver, WA
Not A Strong Orange Flavor
This one is very close to Vienna Cinnamon. There is a strong, albeit pleasant, cinnamon flavor to this tea. I was hoping for more orange flavor and since there really isn't any, I probably won't reorder as I have plenty of Vienna Cinnamon and this is very nearly that.
6/23/13 | Denise , Pomeroy, OH
"Christmas in a cup" is the best way to describe this tea. Its so delightful!
6/11/13 | Gina, Corry, PA
This'll cure what ails you
Besides being possibly the most delicious tea forte, it works wonders clearing a cold out of your head. Chicken noodle soup, step aside! A rival has eclipsed you!
2/27/13 | ALANNA , Chicago, IL
This is one of my favorite teas ever, and I'm actually not much of a black tea fan. My husband also specifically asks for this one.
1/1/13 | Julie, CHATTANOOGA, TN
Too much cinnamon
This flavor was a bit strong with cinnamon. A very good cup of tea, but I was expecting a bit more of a spice flavor, such as a touch of cloves and cinnamon rather than just cinnamon. I will have to try the other teas with orange to find a better fit for me.
8/16/12 | Shawn, McSherrystown, PA
I've been wanting to try this tea for awhile but was hesitant to purchase an event box with 48 infusers. Didn't want to commit to that much tea that I might not enjoy. Went ahead and bought the loose tea to give it a try. It was delivered today, I immediately made a cup and before I finished it, went online to order the event box. It is fabulous ~ my new favorite tea. The perfect blend of sweet and spicy. Love!!!
6/5/12 | Kelly, Yucaipa, CA
i bought it first @ Neiman Marcus and OMG...absolutely delicious
1/29/12 | judith, millville, MA
I host 4 other ladies each month to stitch. I serve tea every time. One of our ladies is not a tea drinker but she finished the pot in December then went online and tried to order more. This tea will get non-tea drinkers drinking tea. There are 3 of us "on the waiting list" for the loose tea and 2 of us bought the 48 bags. One is now a confirmed Tea Forte drinker and orderer. A true winner!
1/19/12 | Marcie, Denver, CO
I just received this as the "flavor" in a KATI gift set!! I am in love!!! This is my first Tea Forte experience and it couldn't be better. I am hooked and so thankful that I received this gift!!
12/15/11 | jody, Draper, UT
I have been waiting for this to come back all year . Wonderful black tea for a winter afternoon. It is one of my favorites. Excellent blend of spice and orange zest. A must have for the winter season
11/28/11 | Laurie, San Diego, CA
I just love this tea & I am so happy that they are now selling it separately in a pouch. The flavor is wonderful. The black tea is flavorful with the wonderful combination of cinnamon & sweet orange. It is my favorite tea. The flavors are so great that I don't need to add any sweeteners. I wanted to have this tea all year round. I hope that they will sell it in the loose tea canister soon. I had tried it with the winter collection loose tea canisters & I couldn't get enough. I was sad when I had finished my last cup & thought I had to wait until the winter. Now I'm very happy it will be available. I will be ordering multiple pouches!!!
5/19/10 | Barbara, Nazareth, PA
This tea was so delightful, I wanted cup after cup. Please, please, please consider selling it solo!
4/19/10 | Jessica, Bradenton, FL
This was our favorite from our gift box. wish you woud sell it separately and forever!!
2/14/10 | Gerrie, O fallon, MO
I agree with everyone. Please consider sell it separately. This is definitely one of my favorities.
1/17/10 | grace, Arlington, VA
Of all the orange-spice teas I've ever tried, this was by far the best. Perfectly balanced so that no one thing was overpowering and utterly yummy. I hope you start selling this tea on its own, because I would buy it!
1/3/10 | Chelsea, Seattle, WA
I agree with the others. I got this tea along with the crimson nectar tea as a Christmas gift this year, and it may be my favourite tea ever. Very disappointed that I can't buy it itself, and that it's only limited edition. If it were available on its own, year round, I would definitely be a regular buyer.
12/28/09 | Pony, Hollister, CA
Love This Tea!
I completely agree with Wendy. I wish you could buy this tea by itself.
12/21/09 | Donna, Niles, MI
I love this tea. my only regret is that it is available for such a short time!
10/29/09 | Wendy, Beaverton, Canada
The caffeine level in a cup of tea can vary by tea type, steeping practices and even the particular tea harvest. We use the following designations as guidelines for the caffeine levels of our teas:
Robust, high caffeine teas; 50-100mg
Lower caffeine teas with shorter steeping times; 30-50mg
Tea/herbal blends with less than 30mg
Decaf tea retains a tiny amount of caffeine
Herbal teas are 100% caffeine free
These steeping guidelines produce the best results for our palates. Use them as a guideline, but you may certainly experiment and find the best results for yours.