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I received this as a sample from my David’s Tea order. I don’t have an adjustable temp kettle available to me so I ran some water through my coffee machine and then brewed the tea as directed on the package in my cup.

This is a veeeery tasty tea! It smells just like a freshly baked pie, and tastes almost as good as the real thing. When drinking, I first taste the green tea then apple and cinnamon, and even pastry! Living with my husband who doesn’t seem to like a lot of the traditional fall desserts, (pumpkin pie, apple pie, etc.. though I think it’s apprehension to not trying it than actually not liking it) it’s very nice to spend 5 minutes brewing a cup of liquid dessert over slaving over an apple pie that I would feel terrible about eating by myself.

I have also just resteeped the tea for the second time, and all I seem to be getting is an apple taste. Not sure if I steeped it long enough (5 min, 1 minute more than my 1st steep), the temp of the water (unsure of how hot the water gets in my coffee machine), or both! Still good though!!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Mmmmm… I’m a huge fan of dessert teas and this one does not disappoint. I was looking for something sweet after a nice dinner and pulled this out of my basket! When you first open the bag, you immediately smell vanilla and cake and can see a rainbow of spinkles. It immediately put a smile on my face! Even my husband, who isn’t a tea drinker, was rather taken by the smell.

Once it’s done steeping, it still smells very sweet and cake-like. Drinking it tastes like vanilla and frosting. I get a hint of cake… but I wouldn’t say it’s exactly like cake, but hey it will be an excellent substitute when I want something sweet in no time flat.

It’s also my first experience with rooibos and honeybush, and I’m very pleased with the taste. I can’t believe I put off trying it for so long.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Fall seems to be that time of year where I drink less and less coffee and more tea. When making my first order from David’s Tea, this one definitely caught my eye. I drank this twice over the past 24 hours, plain and according to most of the directions on the package. I did get a coffee taste from it along with a sweetness from the caramel flavor along with chocolate!

Upon the second steeping, it tasted less like coffee and more like a sweeter tea, the caramel notes lingering after each sip.

This is also my first experience with pu’erh teas and it has definitely been a positive one! Can’t wait to try more and more pu’erhs down the road.

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