Got this as a free sample from David’s, who are clearly trying to suck me in… and it’s working. This is a really pleasant black tea. And when I am done drinking it, I think I am going to go drive to a coffee shop to get some work done. Sheesh, that was unrelated, me.
Anyway, this really is a great winter holiday blend, or a great autumnal blend. My phone says it’s 26 degrees C here, but it actually feels cool somehow. So I broke out this sample right away to take advantage of the weird autumnal sense I had of the air.
I tasted the apple right away, and was worried that this was going to be a potpourri-tasting autumn tea. But with each sip the apple receded more, and the cloves/cinnamon came forward. I can actually envision this tea being good at a longer steep time; 5 minutes didn’t make it at all bitter, and the packet recommends 4-7.
I’m digging this one. I might even order it. I don’t tend to sweeten my tea, but I’d consider it with this one.