67

Yesterday my LeafSpa teas from winning the Select comment contest arrived a scant two days after being shipped. Since I didn’t collect them from the mailbox until after 7pm, I couldn’t try one right off being it was too late to have too much caffeine. Luckily, LeafSpa included the caffeine-free Honeybush Apple, which I drank as my cup-before-bed tea last night.

The Dry Leaves — Dark brown to light tan chippies with lots of rather large apple pieces. The smell is sweet, appley, and vaguely of a good fruit liquor.

The Wet Leaves — Darker in color chippies. Damp and swollen apple pieces, which I ate. They tasted like dried apple with a hint of honeybush. Pretty good. The smell is faint, sweet, and lightly appley.

The Tea — A reddish brown cup. The smell is sweet with maybe a bit of apple. I can taste the apple. It’s dried or cooked apple rather than fresh. I can taste the caramel. It’s a light creamy whipped caramel that I’m not sure I can describe that well rather than candy squares of caramel or the hard caramel on an actual caramel apple. I can taste the honeybush lightly behind the apple and caramel as a base.

I definitely get caramel apple from this herbal. But think of a baked apple dessert with a homemade caramel sauce at a nice restaurant rather than an actual caramel apple at the fair. It’s homey and comforting. Some sips are a bit more apple, some are a bit more caramel. I like it. A nice tea to have before bed.

I’m rating it a 67 for now, right in the middle of good (60-80) for me. I suspect it will go up several points after I’ve had it a few times but stay within the good range.

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RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Can’t wait to see what you thought. I have this one but I haven’t tried it yet.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

It’s good! You should try some tonight before bed. It makes for a nice fruity dessert tea. The rest of the review is now up.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Ahh I will save it for tomorrow night. I already made Kyoto Lemon Green Tea. Didn’t even think of bedtime for Organic Honeybush Apple tea but will tomorrow. It sounds amazing!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I look forward to seeing what you think of it.

Jamie

Oh yum, that does sound really good. Want!

Cinoi

That sounds fantastic!

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RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Can’t wait to see what you thought. I have this one but I haven’t tried it yet.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

It’s good! You should try some tonight before bed. It makes for a nice fruity dessert tea. The rest of the review is now up.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Ahh I will save it for tomorrow night. I already made Kyoto Lemon Green Tea. Didn’t even think of bedtime for Organic Honeybush Apple tea but will tomorrow. It sounds amazing!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I look forward to seeing what you think of it.

Jamie

Oh yum, that does sound really good. Want!

Cinoi

That sounds fantastic!

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

Location

Charleston, SC

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