|I mean, how elegant is this bottle?? Looks very high-end.|
Pure Leaf describes this tea as:
"Organic black tea with hints of Valencia Orange Peel flavors, crafted by our tea masters for an exquisite iced tea experience."
Ingredients: BREWED ORGANIC BLACK TEA, ORGANIC CANE SUGAR, NATURAL FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID, BREWED ORGANIC ORANGE PEEL.
|The low-down on the nutrition facts...|
Pure Leaf Tea House Collection Organic Black Tea with a hint of Valencia Orange Peel is a nice natural brown/amber color (no food dye here unlike Gold Peak and several other brands, thankfully). Orange is one of my favorite additions to black tea. I'm reminded of the amazing Orange Spice iced tea at Wright's Deli in Tampa or Bigelow's famous Constant Comment tea bags (which apparently you can buy as a loose leaf now OMG). This is the only bottled iced
tea that I know of that includes orange notes though, so it's quite unique and I was obviously excited to try it out!
|Cute branded bottle cap!|
Taste-wise, it's refreshing and bright and the orange peel accent is definitely present, it's thankfully not like drinking straight-up orange juice mixed with black tea, it has that more sophisticated, herbal dried orange flavor. It's not overly sweet like the majority of sweetened bottled teas, which I personally think adds to the more premium taste; you can actually taste the tea, the sugar serves to enhance the present flavors. In my opinion, it has that fresh-brewed taste that a lot of commercial bottled teas lack.
|Ok, but this packaging and that amazing looking loose leaf graphic! They definitely know who they're catering to (they're obviously catering to me, in case that wasn't clear).|
|Current available flavors, product shots borrowed from Pure Leaf's website.|