Dry, this tea smells much like the Apples & Molasses mix (also from Della Terra)…pleasant enough, but nothing that particularly impressed me. I think I might just not enjoy apple-featuring teas as much as some folk, so take my review with a grain of salt.
It steeps up to a rich-looking tea and has a mouthwatering scent of spices and just a hint of fruity apple. You don’t get much caramel from the smell, although I rather expected that.
On first taste I was admittedly a little disappointed – there’s no caramel flavour in this tea that I could find (and I even made a point of sweetening it to try and draw it out). As a few others have said, this is a very palatable cider-esque drink. I enjoy the notes of apple and the very mild spicy tones, but it’s not one I’ll be restocking.