drank Chai Spiced Apple by Twinings
23 tasting notes

This is a decent tea. I drink mine hot with nothing added to it. Although it smells just like apple cider, it tastes mostly like black tea with just a hint of apples and spices. Appropriate, sure, but I think I was hoping for more of a cider-y flavor. That’s not really the tea’s fault, though.

It’s more subtle in flavor than the scent leads one to believe which is why I’m planning to take the flavor up a notch in the future. I have two ideas: (1) brew this tea in a large batch, then add mulling spices and simmer; (2) swirl a cinnamon flavored honey stick in the cup. Oh, I should probably see if I can add more apple flavor somehow – possibly a splash of apple cider or juice? We’ll see.

Long story short: As long as you don’t expect the intense flavor of apple cider, you shouldn’t be disappointed with this tea.

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My favorite types of tea are green, white, and green oolongs. I adore mildly floral teas like jasmine and rose. Fruit blends are also swell, especially if they feature berries, pineapple, and/or coconut.

Although I don’t like unflavored black teas, I do enjoy a few flavored black teas – lychee, apple rose, and Earl Grey. I also enjoy an occasional cup of basic pu-erh tea.

My rating system works like a school’s grading scale:

90-100 = A (Out of this world!)
80-89 = B (I’ll buy it again.)
70-79 = C (Merely average.)
60-69 = D (Not my “cup of tea”.)
0-59 = FAIL (I’ll try anything once.)



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