Sour Apple

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Green Apple, Hibiscus, Sour, Apple
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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 45 sec 13 oz / 374 ml

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From Adagio Teas

A delicious blend of natural fruits and spices that brews up a mouthwatering cup of herbal tea. Entirely caffeine free, it holds a special appeal for kids and sweet-toothed adults. Yet contains no sugar or other sweeteners. The flavor is all natural, emanating from apple pieces, hibiscus flowers and cranberries. Highly addictive; Please proceed with caution!

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127 tasting notes

(backlogging from last night)

I finally bought a scale, so I measured the amount of tea I’ve been putting in the Zarafina – 11.85 g for 16 oz of water (for the sour apple).

A bit more tart than normal. It may be because it’s hard to get the same mixture of apple pieces to the rest of the tea (which is hibiscus and cranberry, so very tart). It may be because I don’t have very many mugs that can comfortably hold 16 oz of tea, so I was using a clay mug, which was just wrong. I need to not do that any more with my fruity teas.

Anyway… I generally find this sour apple tea pretty soothing for right before bed. I love it, hot or cold.


Oooh! Gorgeous clay mug! And huge! I’ve never drank out of clay before. I’m coveting this now:)


The texture is rough, like fine grit sandpaper. I’ve held Yixing teapots and cups before with smooth textures, so I know that they don’t have to be that way. It’s not a pleasant experience, IMO.


I could so see making myself a big mug of chai in this… but is milk in clay a problem? Unfortunatley I don’t know much about clayware, although I really want to learn.


I don’t think so. My mom has a bunch of clay cassorole dishes that get milk and cream in them. There’s no problem. With the mug you just should pick one thing and stick with it and I’m not good at that.


Haha me either- but I could so devote a mug to Mayan Chocolate Chai- it deserves it. I really want to get into clay pots, so I might as well get into clay cups/mugs as well:)

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318 tasting notes

I got this as a free sample in the last Adagio order I placed.

Opening it – wow. That’s sour. It almost reminds me of smelling a bag of Sour Patch Kids or Warheads. I love sour things, but I’m not good at a lot all at once. Still, I’m really intrigued.

1tsp/8oz, 5 minutes, boiling water.

It’s immediately starting to turn a bright red, probably from the hibiscus. Cool. It’s a really pretty tea.

The tea doesn’t smell as strongly sour when brewed as it does steeped, although I still smell it.

It doesn’t taste that sour either. I think I’m going to make another cup but steep for ~10 minutes, and see how that changes it. Leaving off the rating for the moment.

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828 tasting notes

So I tried this again, this time with a little more of the blend and with agave nectar. When it was still very hot, it was actually quite good! As it cooled, though, I didn’t like it as much.


Did you get any actual apple flavor? I got cran apple at very best… and even that wasn’t really true… the hot cranberry just burned my throat.


Oh no, just like last time, very little apple flavor. It’s strange since you can see the apples! This was just a better cup than last time. :)


It’s because the cranberries overpower it. Den’s Tea’s Apple Sencha does have a slight sour note to it, especially when steeped w/ premium sencha parameters.


So true. Good to know about Den’s! Once this sample is out, I’ll have to give that one a go!

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541 tasting notes

The smell of this one is more than just a little intimidating. It doesn’t really scream apple to me; but it does taste good once steeped. The smell is perfume/chemical. The flavor is fruity though and pretty good. I just had my husband try it and he loved it. He says that we’ll have to buy more in the future. So I’m a bit half and half and he loves it. :p

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32 tasting notes

I actually liked this quite a bit better than I expected to. One of the samplers I picked up when I bought my rooibos chocomint last week, figured I should finally give it a shot tonight.

Opening it up, it smells incredibly sour and almost acidic but brewing it cuts the sourness by quite a bit, had the kitchen smelling pretty damn nice. Out of curiosity I nabbed one of the dry apple chunks and ate it, just for funsies.

Steeped for about 10 minutes, turns a beautiful raspberry-ish red, and while the sour is still there its blended very nicely with the fruit tastes (and the bit of sugar I put in). I like it MUCH better cold, though. Hot, it almost feels to me like drinking warm juice. Cold, its fantastic. So this stuff will probably wait around till it gets too hot to drink warm tea again, but I most definitely like it and will probably pick up a full sized bag when I’ve got spare money.

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19 tasting notes

This one my daughter and I loved. It is like having a granny apple on a warm summers day. When opening the container to pouring in the cup. The aroma filled the kitchen of apples. I was blown away on the size of apple pieces that was in the tea. Yes, my first time having loose tea.

The liquors sent and color was pleasing to me. I tossed it around a little as if to taste wine. Seeing its hue clasp within its self and relieving more of its bountiful notes. It taste like a warm cup of apple juice, but with out the sweetness. It held the a bit bitterness that green apple hold within its savoring juices.

It makes me picture the orchards of yesterday. Making homemade applesauce with Mom. Just slipping away into memories of before.

180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 30 sec

You actually taste the apple?

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I was so excited to try this out, and really hoped that it would be an amazing tea – the smell is WONDERFUL when first opening the packet! I was looking forward to a tea to really enjoy, but I was sadly disappointed.
This tea is very weak and there were only hints of the sweet and sour tones meant to be in this Tea. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised the next few cups I have… here’s hoping…


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304 tasting notes

This wasn’t bad tasting, but it didn’t taste like sour apple at all. It had a very mild apple taste and that’s it. I was quite disappointed as I really love sour apple flavors and was hoping for some yummy apple tartness in this.

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767 tasting notes

this dry tea smells horrendous. totally yuck.
i will let it air out a bit and try again later before i toss it.

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43 tasting notes

Made a huge batch of iced tea with my sample of this. Sipping down the last of it now~

I originally bought this to blend with the caramel apple tea my mother got me for Christmas. I thought that an apply herbal would help the taste tremendously. This worked alright with it, but Bigelow’s apple cider did the job much better. I’m glad I didn’t use all of this that way though, because this makes a fantastic iced tea.

It basically tastes of apple as the name implies. It’s not particularly sour, and with a pinch of sugar, its sourness almost entirely vanishes. That’s not really a bad thing though. Most other reviewers on here described a cranberry taste, which I didn’t get at all. There aren’t even any cranberries in the ingredients.

Overall this was pretty tasty. Probably won’t order ever again, but pretty tasty.

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