This came as a free sample with my latest H&S order, and Oh My what a delicious treat it turned out to be ..

I think if I’d been served my first cup of this blind-folded I would have guessed it was some type of Apple/Chamomile Herbal mix, because the Apple dominates both aroma and flavour .. It’s smooth, sweet, and almost intoxicating!

The Tea itself started to shine though in my second brew, which I’d made immediately after with the last of the fresh leaves added to those already in the pot, and steeped for a few minutes longer (approx 6-7min) .. I still couldn’t detect any cinnamon though, but more importantly I don’t think it needs any ..

I’m so glad I got to try this and yes I will be buying a tin of it asap .. I’ve already drunk two large mugs worth in the last half hour, and have a third, sweetened with half a teaspoon of sugar, chilling in the fridge :D

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For many years I only drank coffee, and the occasional herbal tisane .. But eventually I got sick of people complaining that I had no ‘real tea’ in the house so I bought a box of cheap tea bags and remembered WHY I didn’t drink the stuff!

And so life went on until the day an English friend invited me to visit her home .. She made us a pot of (loose leaf) Earl Grey to enjoy in the garden – and finally I’d found a Tea that I truly wanted to drink!

Now-a-days my favourite alternates between home-made Masala Chai, Lady Grey with a few extra drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Dessert Flavoured Blacks, and my latest interest is Dragon Peal Jasmine ..

any less = I wouldn’t drink it again
70 – 80 = Nice, but there’s better
80 – 90 = Mmm, Yummy Stuff ..
90 – 100 = Unique, Stand-Outs, & Can Not Be Withouts!


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