I love quinces, a friend of mine brought a bunch back from Iran and I’ve been cooking and making jam with them ever since. So I pounced on this when I saw it was Davids Tea of the Month.
The scent of the dry tea is odd and bit overpowering, it’s a very sweet, almost bubblegum like smell. There a bit of that odd perfuminess in the flavour, especially as the tea cools but there’s a sour undercurrent (thanks hibiscus). I can taste the actually quince flavours, the closest thing I can compare it to is a mix of pear and apple, but there’s just something off about the flavour profile that I don’t care for. It’s coming across as too artificial and sweet maybe.