Queued post, written May 26th 2014
Another tea from a EU TTB. I think this one was the first round, though. In fact I’m nearly certain it was.
I’m not super keen on cinnamon in my tea, but I have recently been partial to the Jewelled Apple blend from Tea Palace, so I suspect that’s why I took a sample of this one.
Unfortunately it’s not nearly as good. Although, perhaps it wouldn’t be right to try and compare them given that this is a green base and the other is a black. But the apple in this one isn’t apple-y as much as it’s juicy. And by juicy I don’t mean ‘ooh, what a juicy apple,’ I mean ‘oh, apple juice.’ Which is not the same thing at all and not really what I was looking for.
Further more the base doesn’t really shine through all that apple, adding to the warm apple juice impression.
It’s like slightly mulled apple juice, really. Which, actually, sounds like it might be pretty fantastic, but it’s not very summer-y and not what I was hoping to find in this tea.
It’s pleasant enough, but not what I was hoping for. The juice-aspect makes me think I might try the rest in a cold brew, though. Even though I’ve generally had best luck with herbals that way. This one just might be able to pull that off.