Made this tea getting ready for work and looking for something a bit sweet to get me moving. The smell of it is great, truely appley, but the smell of almonds from the almond slices was there too. I was concerned that there might be a lack of ‘pie’-ness to it because crust as a liquid didn’t jive in my head. After one glass both my husband and I were impressed. I’m on my third cup from the same leaves now and I’m in LOVE. When resteeped it becomes so much lighter the it originally is, since its a black tea. I would willingly buy this again, but luckily I’ve got a big bag of it. Great choice for an item in my mystery box.