Thank you Brenden for this tea sample!

Lovely aroma that takes me to the childhood that few people have these days. Bobbing for apples, bales of hay for hayrides. Who does this anymore? Some people do…and I did.

One time when my daughter was a teen we had a party and put cooked oatmeal in the large steel tub with the apples, then food coloring. The girls with long hair had a terrible time getting the oatmeal out!

I baked apple pies and other desserts for the Johnny Appleseed Contest in our town of Paradise, California. I do love apples and cinnamon!

For an Oolong?!? This surprised me! What on earth?!?

My appreciation for creativity without using chemical flavors (cheating) gives Brenden a thumbs up!

As for taste…I thought the flavor was spot on but light. It wasn’t the fault of the cinnamon or apple though, the base tea wasn’t quite the right oolong. It should have been a more buttery/floral oolong which would have tasted like a sun-ripened apple (like a yellow delicious). Mountain apples (not store bought) are quite sweet. I picked the apples I used to win the apple pie contests so I’m just sayin… I think it could have been a sweeter oolong.

That said, I love the idea.

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Thanks for the review, Bonnie! :D

“It wasn’t the fault of the cinnamon or apple though, the base tea wasn’t quite the right oolong” …I think it would be nice if it was a tad sweeter, but note that all apple notes in this tea are actually coming from the oolong, so with a different base oolong it would lose the appleness :)

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Thanks for the review, Bonnie! :D

“It wasn’t the fault of the cinnamon or apple though, the base tea wasn’t quite the right oolong” …I think it would be nice if it was a tad sweeter, but note that all apple notes in this tea are actually coming from the oolong, so with a different base oolong it would lose the appleness :)

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