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Apple Crunch Black Tea

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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  • “A few cups of the warm comfort of Irish Breakfast later, and I'm ready for something new. Let's see what Tropical Tea Co.'s next offering brings us eh? The in bag smell is a very sweet apple...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Well, upon first blush, this smells kind of but not strongly apple-y. It's still very hot so perhaps the smell will come out more when it cools down. I'm not sure why there is the word 'crunch'...” Read full tasting note
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    Starfevre 501 tasting notes
  • “This tea smells lovely, but after steeping, it doesn't hold up to the lovely smell. It ran a tad bitter without tasting all that fruity. Then, I did something else after it cooled down. I reboiled...” Read full tasting note
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    Gingercat 55 tasting notes

From Tropical Tea Company

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 – 7600 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Distinctive apple character with mellow notes of cream. A tea to savor.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Ingredients: Luxury tea, Natural dried apple, Freeze dried apple, Sunflower + Calendula petals, Natural flavours

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40 tasting notes

A few cups of the warm comfort of Irish Breakfast later, and I’m ready for something new. Let’s see what Tropical Tea Co.’s next offering brings us eh?

The in bag smell is a very sweet apple flavoring with a hint of cream. It initially tastes far more like apple candy than actual apples. The resulting liquid is a light/dark middle ground, reminding me of copper and deep blood oranges. The brewed leaves hit the nose first with the familiar black tea smell, and follow with a much more natural apple smell that quickly gives way to hints of cream. Apples and cream, unsurprisingly, are what comes through in the taste. In a rare turn of events, I didn’t add any milk and sugar here, and I’m glad for it. The apple taste is a far more subdued sweetness than say the monks blend I’ve got. The creaminess really just negates my desire for milk. The taste even mimics a bit of that full mouth feel I love in adding milk. I’m sure I’ll try it with milk and sugar eventually, but it’s natural taste really adds the qualities I look for in those items anyway.

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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501 tasting notes

Well, upon first blush, this smells kind of but not strongly apple-y. It’s still very hot so perhaps the smell will come out more when it cools down. I’m not sure why there is the word ‘crunch’ in the title because it is not a word I think of when I think of tea, but according to the other tasting notes, this will taste of apples and cream.

Tasting it now, there’s definitely an apple flavour to it, which is nice. The apple flavour is what gets noticed first and it is the strongest flavour. I don’t pick up much ‘cream’ but I’ve never been good with that concept and I add milk to most of my black teas anyway so that might be part of it. This seems like a very ‘thin’ tea to my feeling. Not much substance to it. I like it okay, but I wouldn’t make a purchase.

Thanks to Jackie T for trading this to me.

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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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This tea smells lovely, but after steeping, it doesn’t hold up to the lovely smell. It ran a tad bitter without tasting all that fruity. Then, I did something else after it cooled down. I reboiled the tea (without the leaves). I did this several times throughout the day and I feel almost blasphemous in saying it. Each reboiling improved its flavor. It made it richer and notably more robust. I toned it down with a little German Rock Sugar from Teavana. This is one of those teas that I prefer the second, reheated cup to the first freshly steeped one….which is the case as well with other Tropical Tea Company teas I own.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Missy

hmm I’ve never thought of doing that. I’ll have to try that some time.

Sandy Stith

I do this with other Tropical Tea Co teas and they improve with re-boiling.

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