We went from 86 to 50 degrees outside. Looks like it’s going to rain too. Yuck.
This is becoming my go-to on cold, grey days. It’s sweet and cinnamon-y and delicious.
The dry leaf doesn’t smell nearly as sweet or apple-y as you might expect from something named ‘Caramel Apple Explosion’ with big ole apple chunks in it. But it does have a nice spiced smell.
As soon as the hot water hit, though it’s instant apple, cinnamon, and a generic sweetness.
The tea itself brewed a really rich red-brown and had a nice creamy mouthfeel. The initial taste that hit me was the apple, followed by some cinnamon and sweetness then ended off on a milky note which I’m assuming is more or less the ‘caramel’ finish. I did notice this tea tasted best piping hot.
It doesn’t have a great second steep as most of the flavor comes out in the first cup and you just end up with a sadder version of the first.
Overall, really really yummy. Really really warming and perfect for icky days.