Had this tea at MlesnA Tea House in Kyoto. It was so good it made me cry a little. I think it is about time I confess to myself that I am not necessarily a tea connoisseur because what I love most about my teas are the flavorings. I don’t care much for black teas and get bored quickly when drinking only green tea, but I have a flavored or fruit tea almost every day and when I find a really good one it is an out of this world taste experience for me.
And so it was with Snowy Apple Pie. First upon pouring it I am greeted with a sweet apple cinnamon aroma raising from my cup and filling my nostrils. Then comes the taste test, majority of flavored teas are nothing but bitter (pardon the pun) disappointments. But this one came through, not necessarily loud and clear, but ever so subtly and at the same time also unmistakably, it was indeed like eating a cinnamon and apple pie but in a liquid form. I guess one could add sugar and milk to complete this taste mirage, but I was content with it as it was, subtle beautiful flavor.