One of the four teas I received in this month’s gifted Tea Runners subscription box! I felt like this was the most cohesive and seasonally appropriate “themed month” I’ve received so far and I was honestly especially hyped to try all of the teas this month!
I made this one today during the afternoon and, while I did enjoy it, I found it taste pretty different from my expectations. To me Apple Cider is usually more sweet apple, though I accept that for many an apple cider is more like a mulled cider with heavy spices as well. Though this tea is spiced I don’t feel like it really matched with either definitely of “apple cider” that I had in my head. I think it was just missing the juicy sweetness of the apple and, if assuming a mulled cider, the intensity of those spices. Instead, it was a pleasant light to medium bodied apple note that tasted rather baked. Almost like an apple pie, but if you stripped away the sweet syrupy part of the filling and just left those cinnamon kissed baked apple wedges. That’s still a pretty delicious and autumnal feeling profile – but not particularly a cider.