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I have been looking forward to this ever since I read the reviews and the beautiful picture is just so intoxicating.The quality of the tea is impressive beautiful big leaves and visible pieces of apple – the smell is sweet and really does have a toffee apple scent.

I made up a nice pot of it and was enchanted by the smell when hot it really does smell like a hot toffee apple unfortunately the taste did not match the smell or the expectation. It tastes like an apple tea – the oolong component is very light, while you know you’re drinking an oolong it comes across more as an apple tea with a hint of oolong rather than an oolong tea with apple.

The taste also didn’t come across as toffee or creamy-like it tastes like a light tea.

As a huge fan of oolong teas and particularly of creamy and milky oolongs I was disappointed by the taste of this tea it seems very lacking in the oolong taste department and far closer to a herbal tea taste than an oolong taste.

If you like apples you’ll like this tea, and if you’re trying to edge into oolongs from herbals this would be a good tea to try. But if, like me, you love oolongs I wouldn’t recommend this.

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The Rabbit Hole

Shame you didn’t enjoy the Toffee Apple Winter. You’re dead on when you say that it’s good for those “transitioning” into oolongs. Amara likes to drink it with a dash of agave syrup to bring out the toffee flavour. Someone with a more developed palate such as yourself might enjoy our single origin Milk Oolong (which is a traditional Milk Oolong, not a flavoured one) or even the Tropical Paradise which we use a base of GABA oolong for.

Winter Salo

It really would be good for a try-out tea, often people start with a strong oolong and are put off the type altogether, which is a shame because oolongs are awesome.

Thanks for the recommendations – your Milky Oolong looks very tempting I love the idea of sampling a single origin – estate type that can be pretty hard to find in Australian tea sellers. I’ve added it to my list of tees to try. :)

The Rabbit Hole

It’s true. Oolongs are my favourite too. Such an awesome variety of complex and subtle flavours.

Tabby

Aww, this seemed so promising from the product description…

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The Rabbit Hole

Shame you didn’t enjoy the Toffee Apple Winter. You’re dead on when you say that it’s good for those “transitioning” into oolongs. Amara likes to drink it with a dash of agave syrup to bring out the toffee flavour. Someone with a more developed palate such as yourself might enjoy our single origin Milk Oolong (which is a traditional Milk Oolong, not a flavoured one) or even the Tropical Paradise which we use a base of GABA oolong for.

Winter Salo

It really would be good for a try-out tea, often people start with a strong oolong and are put off the type altogether, which is a shame because oolongs are awesome.

Thanks for the recommendations – your Milky Oolong looks very tempting I love the idea of sampling a single origin – estate type that can be pretty hard to find in Australian tea sellers. I’ve added it to my list of tees to try. :)

The Rabbit Hole

It’s true. Oolongs are my favourite too. Such an awesome variety of complex and subtle flavours.

Tabby

Aww, this seemed so promising from the product description…

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