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Organic Decaf Holiday Spice Black Tea

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Our perennial favorite for the holiday season, Holiday Spice Black Tea, is now joined by a new decaf companion, Decaf Holiday Spice Black Tea! Only sold in November and December, this organic and Fair Trade Certified tea pairs decaf organic Indian tea with generous doses of orange, cinnamon and clove flavor. Like all of our flavored blends, our Decaf Holiday Spice Black Tea uses only the highest quality organic loose leaf tea, essential oils and botanical ingredients, insuring an excellent cup every time. This tea is decaffeinated using a state-of-the art carbon dioxide (CO2) decaffeination process which does not involve the use of harmful chemicals, so the resulting product is simply a healthy cup of organic decaf tea with most of the caffeine removed (and no chemical overtones).

Ingredients: organic decaf Indian black tea, organic orange peel, organic cinnamon, organic clove, and natural orange cinnamon spice flavor



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Serving Size: one teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water






Staff Perspectives

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Sarah Says: Thank goodness this has arrived!  My kids love to sip on Holiday Spice in the winter months, but I had to limit their evening consumption.  Not any more!  Full mugs, means happy kids!





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  1. Great holiday blend

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Dec 2013

    We have enjoyed this tea over the past month. Terrific holiday flavors with just the right mix of orange and cinnamon. Purchasing one more batch before it disappears!









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We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.

There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.

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Quantity of tea: one teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water




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Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)




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Steeping time: 3-5 minutes




Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.

Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.

Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!


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There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Caffeine check here.




Holiday Spice-y Red Pepper Relish

Holiday Spice-y Red Pepper Relish

Sweet with piquant heat and spiced just so with orange, cinnamon, and clove from the Holiday Spice Black Tea. Use it to top cheese and crackers for a quick snack or appetizer, mix with ketchup for a fancy chili dipping sauce, or dollop over your take-out ramen bowl to add a festive touch. Check here to view the full recipe for Holiday Spice-y Red Pepper Relish!


Citrus and Tea Cream Pie: Blood Orange & Holiday Spice

Citrus and Tea Cream Pie

The original inspiration for this recipe came from Martha Stewart as a chamomile version of lemon meringue pie in a homey cornmeal crust. You could alter the recipe by subbing in blood orange and organic holiday spice black tea to wow your guests at the holiday party. Check here to view the full recipe for the Citrus and Tea Cream Pie!