I’m used to fruit teas being herbal.
This one is not, but you wouldn’t be able to tell it by taste or appearance. It brews to a brilliant shade of pinkish red, and is dry on the palate, both of which I am accustomed to seeing with herbal fruit teas. However, I suppose I now know that this is much more a fruit tea thing than a type of tea thing (if with many exceptions both ways). Good to know.
That being said, the first ingredient is apple, and that shows, lending the tea a tartness that does not cry out for sweetening at all. In fact, it reminds me slightly of hot cider, though nowhere near as sweet. Perhaps closer to the first experience of hot mulled cider, but without the spiced aftertaste.
While not perhaps my favourite fruit tea of all time, it is still quite a nice blend. I suppose it would be especially good if one wanted a bit of caffeine with their fruity indulgence, though seeing as the tea is apparently over 50% apple, it won’t be much of a caffeine kick still.