Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea 20ct Box
- 24 filter bags per box
- Caffiene free
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Tazo's Wild Sweet Orange Herbal Infusion is a nice orange herbal tea. It contains lemongrass, blackberry leaves, citric acid, rose hips, spearmint leaves, natural flavors, orange peel, safflowers, hibiscus flowers, rose petals, natural orange essence, ginger root and licorice root. It is not sweet, very fruity, and not subtle at all, a wonderful tea if you enjoy orangey teas.
Tazo is an interesting company that makes only super premium teas. They are socially responsible, based in Portland, and have the motto, "The Reincarnation of Tea". Tazo is owned by Starbucks. Their web site is fun and quirky, with a Zen-type focus, definitely worth checking out. It is unclear, though, from their web site, how many of their ingredients are organic or kosher, and they do use some "natural flavors" in their teas--this wording seems a little vague for a super premium tea.
On the paper tea packet, Tazo writes, "a lively blend of sweet citrus herbs and orange essences. Sweet, yet tart, this is a cup of liquid sunshine, radiating multi-layered orange flavors with exotic hints of spice and a distinctive floral finish. Wild, indeed." On their web site, Tazo describes the flavor profile of Wild Sweet Orange as "tart, sweet, smooth, licorice". Tazo describes the aroma as "oranges, roses, lime". This is pretty accurate, although the words give hope that the taste of the tea never quite approaches.
I would rate this tea, and Tazo in general, as good---better than premium teas like Stash or Celestial Seasonings---but not as good as Numi. I'm soooooo spoiled by Numi teas, which is why Tazo Wild Sweet Orange gets only four stars.
1) Citrus and lemongrass
2) Rose hips and hibiscus
For me, Tazo has held first place in each of these categories for the last several years. This is no small feat - I'm cutthroat when it comes to my tea collection! Wild Sweet Orange is by far the best citrus and lemongrass tea I have ever had.
For those of you who have never tried it, do not be mislead by the name. It is extremely tart and not at all sweet. I happen to love tart, fruity herbal teas and this recipe is so closely tuned to my tastes I could swear that the good people at Tazo had consulted a sample of my DNA during the design process.
I actually never expected to like it, since I don't drink orange-flavored teas as a rule; they're generally too sweet and mellow for my tastes. I ended up with my first cup of Wild Sweet Orange due to a mix-up at the store a few years back and it absolutely blew my mind. The flavor profile is complex and I never get tired of drinking it.
If you like tart, fruity, teas then put down that cup of Lemon Zinger and give Wild Sweet Orange a try.
The only drawbacks are its high price (compared to other teas which is why I'm always waiting for a sale on them) and having to wait to heat the water and waiting to cool it down in the refrigerator (or quickly in the freezer). It's true as another reviewer said that it's very strong in taste after just leaving it in hot water for a few seconds so the longer you leave it in, the stronger and bitter or more tart it becomes and you could really be frugal and only need a tea bag for a half gallon to a gallon of water. Adding ice helps dilute the taste as well as cool the tea down fast and cold, but I like my iced tea strong so i can taste its full flavor, so I try never to add ice.
It's a delight as an everyday iced tea as well as a great gift for a friend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i took one star off cause it has a metal staple in the string/teabag connection. can't microwave the teabag.Published 22 days ago by pain doc
I was introduced to this tea by a co-worker. The first teabag she gave me my taste buds were in heaven. It's not sweet at all but more tangy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Debmun1215
Our go-to tea for making honey-lemon (and occasionally a little whiskey) tea to fight the congestion of colds. Tastes good separately, too.Published 5 months ago by Murky's Mom
great flavor---I use it for ice tea in the Summer too and it's awesome!Published 7 months ago by marianne
My wife said it best: : It tastes like fresh wild oranges squeezed into the best tea. We both like the terrific tangy taste!Published 10 months ago by Dave Avis