Tea type: flavoured black tea
Brand: Palais Des Thés
How to prepare it: 4-5 minutes, 95°C (200 °F)
Really spiced: there are strong notes of cardamom and cloves that mix up with orange peels - lots of orange -. At first the orange peel gives a sour dimension to this blend, but after a few second it settles on really enjoyable sweetness which balance the spicyness of this tea. At the end there is a light, fresh hint of lemon. Sometimes its scent gives you the idea of gingerbread.
Quite open with lots of orange. However now also the black tea used as base starts to arises, and, in the background, a different kind of sweetness - not the orange's one - is showed up. At the end there are spicy notes of cardamom and cloves.
It's a light tea, with a medium-body and
not so spicy as I expected from its scent - differently than before, it doesn't show the power of a chai tea -. It's sweet with strong orange notes which balance, through their freshness, the dark, spicy notes of cardamom and cloves. This two main flavours are perfectly mix up, since they are are shown always at same time from the start to the end. However orange is little bit more powerfull and sometimes it covers a little bit the spicy side of this tea. It leaves a light and slightly astringent aftertaste.
Really a good flavoured black tea, which is based on the perfecet contrast between orange and spices. It isn't a strong tea, but this makes it perfect to be enjoyed in the afternoon/ early evening.
My score is: 8/10