While honeymooning in Napa Valley, I discovered a chocolate brand that incorporated a lot of unusual flavors -- meant to be paired with various wines, but of course they weren't bad on their own, either! One of the yummy flavors so-designated was 'orange peel anise,' and, when finally back at home, I took it upon myself (or rather, myself's nose) to smell some spice-jar aniseed and compare. My findings were, simply, that aniseed's liquorice-like, baked-good essence could be great in a dessert tea, and thus, Midnight in the Orchard of Orange Peel Anise was born: dark honeybush chocolate, lightly-flavorsome decaf orange, and accents of orange peel and aniseed, which should give this decaf tea a unique touch in scent and/or flavor. (Note that the cocoa nibs might add a *trace* amount of caffeine, but it certainly won't leave you pacing around the orchard at midnight! With apologies to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil for the name inspiration ... it just rolls off the long-title tongue, doesn't it?) [UPDATE 11/6/21: The original blend used honeybush orange, which has been discontinued. I've substituted decaf orange and a bit of extra orange peels, but I will definitely miss honeybush orange. It was a good tea. It deserved better. Farewell, herbal friend.]
No caffeine | Steep at 212° for 4 minutes.
Signature blends are not eligible for returns.