So I managed to somehow spill most of my little sample bag all over the kitchen floor. I don’t seem to be having all that great of luck today. I guess I shouldn’t say that though because I did end up with enough tea left to make a good-sized cup so it could have been worse!
This brews up surprisingly dark. It looks like spiced cider but smells like apple cobbler without the crust and strong on the cinnamon. Very apple. Very baked apple. Definitely not fresh apple.
I got distracted while I let it cool so oops on that but still, taste-wise, it’s pretty much what it sets out to be. Apple and cinnamon and tea. I’m totally missing the almond it says is in here though. Perhaps that was added to give it a crust-ish flavor? I’m pretty much missing out on anything-crust related but I do get baked apple. It says it is baked apple, I believe it. Now, if it said Baked Apple Pie, I would have said it was fibbing, but it didn’t so I won’t. It’s not quite sweet enough to be the innards of an apple cobbler, but with a little sprinkle of sugar it might match almost exactly.
I shared some with the husband – at first sniff he asked me if this was a Celestial Seasonings blend because it smelled like it had fruit in it. And when he sipped he said it tasted like a cinnamon apple fruit mix. So yeah, pretty cinnamon apple!
Overall though, I can’t really get behind this. It seems sorta… boring. I mean, sure it’s accurately flavored (the most accurate of the TeaGermanname teas I’ve had so far). But it’s just a bit too mild and the flavor doesn’t really develop from start of sip to finish so it just seems a little… boring. No nuances (that I can pick out – maybe it’s just me) or flavors layered upon flavors. The flavors don’t dance or twirl or flitter around each other. All the little flavors are just crammed together in a box, sitting cross-legged and pouting. And personally, I’d rather the tea be given a little room to dance.