I keep looking at this tea on my shelf with interest as the ingredients sound very delicious and interesting, today is the day I give in to temptation and try it.

The mixture is very fragrant with a sweet and spicy finish, there is so much going on that it’s hard to pin point each different smell separately. I like that the apple chunks are fairly large as are the rest of the ingredients and it does look the same as the picture. I just worked out what the smell reminds me of…..mulled wine. Also the colour once brewed is dark peach.

Unfortunately there were no brewing instructions so I just brewed this one as a standard herbal tea, 3 minutes (since it smells strong) and fresh boiling water. I also used one and a half tea spoons of tea for this cup.

First few sips are very flavourful with apple, cinnamon, clove and cardamom being very predominant. I just keep thinking about mulled wine, it smells and tastes like it….perhaps this is a perfect Christmas blend.

I find the strength is about right for me so the standard brew was a success. Half way down the cup and the blend gets a little sweeter and the clove becomes refreshingly stronger. I’m not a fan of clove or cardamom but this blend is very nice, it’s fresh and there are other flavours going on (apple, cinnamon, ginger) so I can focus on one that I do like.

Wow this has made me feel the Christmas spirit in a tasty way. Very glad I took a chance with this one and I will be saving the rest of my blend for December.

You will like this tea if you like mulled wine, like anything that tastes christmasy or are a fan of strong herbal teas.

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I’m 28 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Cassie, Mr Sooty Pants,Ivory and Ollie.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

My rating system
I have my own way of rating teas that makes each one personal. I have different categories, I rate each tea depending on what it is made of. For example: I rate green teas in a different way to black teas or herbal teas. So black, white, green, Pu Erh, Rooibos, Oolong, blends and tisanes all have their own rating system. That way I can compare them with other teas of the same or similar type before for an adequate rating. And when I do give top marks which is very rare I am actually saying that I would love to drink that tea all day, every day if possible. It’s a tea that I would never turn down or not be in the mood for. So while I agree that no tea is 100% perfect (as nothing is) I am saying that it’s as close as it comes to it. After all, in my book the perfect teas (or close to perfect anyway) are ones that I could drink all the time. That is why you will find a high quality black or Oolong will not have as high a score as a cheap flavoured blend, they are simply not being compared in the same category.


Also a proud SororiTea Sister


Leicester, England, United Kingdom



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