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drank Apple Cider by Bigelow
530 tasting notes

I don’t know why I haven’t logged this tea yet! Big thanks to Jaime for a few bags of this tea. I had another crazy day at work and needed something to help me unwind (even after a LONG nap!) before bed. I thought about having a black tea blend, but didn’t want to risk going to sleep even later. I had 1/2 cup of an uneventful rooibos, and have now turned to this lucky one. Sometimes you just need a good cup of herbal tea. The scent is simply fall and early winter. Even though it’s out of season, I really like the comfort this cup is providing. Tasting the tea, I’m not getting distinct apple flavors, but more of an unidentifiable fruit flavor with the background of light spice. I’m glad that the spices aren’t overwhelming since I really dislike heavy spices and peppery flavors. There is a tartness in this tea that isn’t necessarily what I would mix with cider, but it works. I’m getting a small tickle in the back of my throat.. but it’s not so unpleasant that I can’t continue sipping.
So far this is the closest tea I’ve found that tastes the most like cider. This fall, I might just have to drink cider and wait for some magical tea that tastes even closer… but tonight this is a very comforting, yummy cup.. just fits the mood!

Cofftea

You should try Twinnings Apple Spiced Chai. BEST apple spice tea I’ve tried hands down. Now that I have Tipu’s instant chai I want to stir some into some apple juice- I just need to remember to buy it. Even though chai is traditionally sweetened, I don’t normally, but I’m thinking of sweetening it w/ equal parts raw stevia (although that’s 2x the sweeteness of sugar so I’ll actually only use 1/2 part stevia), caramel ice cream syrup and brown sugar.

Bigelow Tea

@QueenofTarts, glad you found this seasonal favorite comforting …although only in stores in the fall months, we do offer from our website, all year round
http://www.bigelowtea.com/Catalog/Product/36/96/120/Apple+Cider+Herbal+Tea.aspx
thanks for your interest in Bigelow!
Kathy for Bigelow Tea

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Cofftea

You should try Twinnings Apple Spiced Chai. BEST apple spice tea I’ve tried hands down. Now that I have Tipu’s instant chai I want to stir some into some apple juice- I just need to remember to buy it. Even though chai is traditionally sweetened, I don’t normally, but I’m thinking of sweetening it w/ equal parts raw stevia (although that’s 2x the sweeteness of sugar so I’ll actually only use 1/2 part stevia), caramel ice cream syrup and brown sugar.

Bigelow Tea

@QueenofTarts, glad you found this seasonal favorite comforting …although only in stores in the fall months, we do offer from our website, all year round
http://www.bigelowtea.com/Catalog/Product/36/96/120/Apple+Cider+Herbal+Tea.aspx
thanks for your interest in Bigelow!
Kathy for Bigelow Tea

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Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

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