It’s that time again, what tea do I have today?…
The Spiced Apple. (This tea is available to buy in store).
In appearance I can note dark green tea leaves that have been loosely broken and mixed with safflower petals (not many) and pieces of something I believe to be dried apple.
In scent this blend smells like perfumed, sticky apple with cinnamon spice and a hint of sweetness. Not overly strong, more mellow than I was expecting.
Ingredients: Green tea, Apple pieces, Cinnamon, Rose & Safflower petals, and Natural flavours.
Steeping Parameters: Adagio PersonaliTEA teapot, 80C water for 2 minutes.
Once steeped the resulting liquor is yellow in colour and bares a sweet though subtle apple scent with a touch of cinnamon behind it. Very similar to it’s raw state.
The first few sips reveal a sweet and buttery combination between the apple and green tea base before the cinnamon spice comes through into the after taste; making the whole affair remind me of warm apple pie.
Again the flavours aren’t overtly strong, there isn’t anything that dominates over the other and it has only minimum dryness. Perhaps a little perfumed which is more noticeable in the after taste as the flavours begin to dissipate.
All in all this was a nice blend, perhaps not the best apple tea I’ve tried but it’s far from the worst. I would be interested in seeing how this would be cold steeped.
Until tomorrow, happy steeping!
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