Black Orchid

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Today’s tea is Black Orchid, and it is a flavored vanilla black tea from Mariage Freres.

I can really smell the vanilla as soon as I open the familiar glossy black tin. The tea itself is very black, with a slight variation in color. It has a sweet, malty scent as well.

I have used this tea in a blend that I make called Springtime in Paris. It is one teaspoon each of Earl Grey, Jasmine Green Tea and Black Orchid to make a standard size mug of tea. It is quite tasty, and I prefer it to this tea alone. Try it sometime.

The flavor of this tea is rich and malty with quite a kick of vanilla. It’s good, overall. Adding milk makes it creamy and  taste dessert-like. This would make a very nice afternoon tea.

You can find it here: http://www.markethallfoods.com/products.php?product=Mariage-Frères-Black-Orchid

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About theteaprincess

I have nearly an entire kitchen cabinet full of tea, and I just keep acquiring more! I started this blog to go through them one by one, to be reminded why I bought them all in the first place, to learn, and to rekindle my love for tea.
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One Response to Black Orchid

  1. alouette says:

    I’m in love with the name ! And I love that you’re making your own tea combinations, too. : )That would make a great gift idea…

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