One of Mr. Vail's 15 original tea blends.
Indian teas are mixed with a touch of Earl Grey and sweet orange peel to produce Special Orange Blend, a deliciously fragrant, full bodied black tea with citrus undertones. This amber colored cup has an uplifting taste that is a perfect afternoon tea.
Ingredients: Black teas, orange peel and bergamot oil.
Brew tea at 212º - steep for 3 minutes.
||Special Orange Blend Tea
|I have been drinking this tea for the last few months and it is great, I make iced tea out of it, I put a gallon of water in a large pot, and here is the weird part, I bought some knee-high nylons, and I put about 1/3 rd cup more or less in one of the nylons tie the open end up get the water to temp, and put the tea nylon in the water and steep it for a few min's, sometimes I forget about it and it sits overnight but I have never gotten a bad cup out of it, this will be my tea for a long long time. I will at times try other blends just for a change but this is my go to so far.|
||A Delectable Blend
|So far, Ive tasted about a dozen S&V teas, and honestly there was only one which I didnt like, which leads me to believe that S&V know their teas, and carry the finest teas...S&V is my FAVORITE purveyor of fine teas. Now, this Special Orange Blend is outstanding...the bergamot and orange is very faint, but it is definitely there and comes out even more with a touch of milk. It is a great afternoon tea, and I can see myself also enjoying it as an iced tea in the summertime. Terrific!|