Orange Spice Tea: easy guide, top 5 best teas

Last updated: August 21, 2020 at 15:21 pm

Spicy orange tea blends: flavor highlights

Orange teas let you combine the tangy-sweet zest of a citrus drink with your favorite variety of tea base. From full bodied black orange spice teas, to delish green teas and oolongs carrying a cheerful overlay of grapefruit, to caffeine free herbal tisanes combining rooibos, orange peels, and floral accents, there are countless citrusy beverages on the market.

A little history

To the uninitiated, orange or grapefruit might sound like a rather ‘exotic’ addition to a cup of tea. However, citrus flavored teas have been around for centuries. Classic Earl Greys, for instance, feature black or green tea bases laced with oil of bergamot orange. Centuries before the world’s first cup of Earl Grey tea was brewed, Chinese tea masters were already flavoring their teas with savory citrus fruits.

Tasting notes and reviews

Orange chai and orange cinnamon teas are “aromatic and refreshing”, with “complex” flavors that get “more fruity with every steep”. Orange spice teas are “smooth and delicious”, both “with and without sweeteners”, while orange flavored rooibos blends are generally preferred for their “naturally sweet and savory” notes. Orange flavored oolongs are “bright” and “tangy”, their savory flavors balanced by the woodsy, mineral notes of their oolong base. “Aromatic without being overbearing”, orange teas make for popular morning brews, “reveal unique, interesting notes with every infusion”, and “also make excellent iced teas.

Tea tips

Pair your orange tea with chocolate, caramel, cream or vanilla to create a smooth, delish cup of goodness. Mint adds a cool, refreshing edge to the tea, especially when iced. As far as sweeteners go, honey enhances the zesty notes of an orange flavored tea. If you’re looking for a caffeine free option, try a rooibos orange blend.

How to prepare homemade orange cinnamon tea

Orange peel and cinnamon go really well together. So well, in fact, that they don’t need tea leaves to make a delish cup of goodness! You can whip up an entirely caffeine-free orange cinnamon tea in a few quick steps. Boil an orange peel, some orange juice, a few cinnamon sticks, and mint leaves (optional) in a 3-4 cups of water. Once boiled, remove the mix from heat and allow it to steep until it reaches room temperature. And that’s it! Stash it in the fridge and reheat whenever you feel like a cup of orange cinnamon tea. Of course, you can also include caffeine in your tea by steeping some black tea bags or loose leaf black tea in the orange and cinnamon brew.

Orange Blossom Loose Leaf

Orange Blossom Loose Leaf

Orange Blossom black tea is a luscious, rich brew teeming with notes of orange, vanilla, and jasmine blossoms. Made with China black teas, Orange Blossom brews up a fragrant and full bodied dark tea. Reminiscent of an aged Port, the flavor is sure to please.
Brunch in Paris Black Tea Blend (Chocolate / Orange)

Brunch in Paris Black Tea Blend (Chocolate / Orange)

We think that a good cup of tea can transport you to someplace special.  And that’s what we had in mind when we created our fresh, flavorful blend of chocolate orange tea.  It reminds us of brunch in a fine cafe in Paris, the city of light, where it isn’t hard to find a good orange black tea with chocolate.
Comfort Blend Decaf Black Tea (Orange / Cinnamon)

Comfort Blend Decaf Black Tea (Orange / Cinnamon)

Everybody loves a good cup of orange spice tea — and here at Plum Deluxe, we have our own simple recipe that we make whenever the moment calls for a classic hot or iced tea. We start with a fresh decaffeinated Ceylon black tea that has a wonderful vanilla aroma to it and add dried orange peel, the best cinnamon chips we can find, and just a pinch of clove and ginger. With a little extra orange extract for added citrus, it’s got a gentle balance that will leave you feeling tranquil and revitalized.
Turmeric Bliss

Turmeric Bliss

Bright and sunny, our turmeric tea has the fruity, sweet taste of juicy mangos and the zest of Florida oranges. The fruitiness balances the earthiness of the turmeric, widely popular for its health benefits, while ginger and peppercorn enliven your senses. Savor the taste as you heal your body.
Italian Blood Orange (Caffeine Free)

Italian Blood Orange (Caffeine Free)

This revitalizing citrus blend steeps a beautiful light pink hue and leaves behind a clean and refreshing finish of fresh orange blossoms. This citrusy and sweet blood orange blend is delicious hot or iced at any time of day. Also available in our Eco Pyramid Teabags.

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