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  • “I totally should have read the description on line before making this tonight. Then maybe I would have changed my expectations and wouldn't have been disappointed. Because if I were reading "tangy...” Read full tasting note
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From tweed and hickory

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
Manufacturer Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Sassy and tart with mellow apple notes. An astringent memorable finish.
Infusions: Bright and Coppery
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Natural dried apple, Freeze dried apple, Blackberry leaves, Natural flavors.

Apple color is dependent on climate. The colder the growing conditions, the redder the apple – the warmer the conditions, the greener the apple. Warm temperature is the reason apples grown in California are typically green. In fact, California’s #1 apple by volume is the Granny Smith, the apple that perhaps best exemplifies the tart tanginess of green apples. Unfortunately for the legacy of green apples, it has traditionally been red apples that have figured prominently in our myths and fairy tales. The apple Eve gave Adam? Red. Snow White’s apple? Red. Johnny Appleseed’s apples? Red. It seems the green apple can’t get any respect. Well, we’d like to think that with the introduction of this tea that’s about to change. Tangy and astringent with a spectacularly full bodied apple flavor that washes over the palate, green apple tea is sure to become one of your favorites. Take a bite out of a cup today!

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I totally should have read the description on line before making this tonight. Then maybe I would have changed my expectations and wouldn’t have been disappointed. Because if I were reading “tangy and astringent” would have likely opted for a different one tonight.

I was thirsty and thought yeah, iced tea, since TheTeaFairy who sent me the sample — thank you! — said she prefers it iced. I really thought I was getting green apple and it sounded delicious. I got no apple in sight just a bunch of astringent base. I thought to myself “ok, I know, maybe this is like the SBT: watermelon, a bunch of sugar will make a lot of difference”, so I added 3 tsp to the 14 oz iced tea I had in the mason jar. Nope, still no green apple.

Also, I have yet to develop appreciation for Sri Lankan tea. Thanks again, TheTeaFairy for leading me in this exploration but no promised land in this one.

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