Dry: Lovely short black tea with what appears to be large dried apple chunks. Not stingy at all with the apple bits- my bag is filled with them. Smells like apple pie baking in the oven. Made my mouth water preparing the infuser.
Steeped: Primarily clear brown liquor. Rich warm cinnamon and apple aroma around the tea pot. The scent is very reminiscent while steeping of the classic Quaker apple/cinnamon oatmeal. This particular scent is comforting and reminds me of the cool autumn breeze outside ticking my neck.
Taste: This is pretty close as far as creating an apple pie tea. I tried it first with just a dash of agave and it smells and tastes like baked apples, cinnamon, black tea, and something else- maybe the touch of currants? There is just an ever so slight bitter bite at the end of each sip, but nothing compared to the David’s apple I tried before, which was literally mouth-puckering. I am not getting pastry notes in this one, but overall it is still quite a lovely Fall tea and I will enjoy this over the next few months for sure.
Now I need to convince myself to make Della’s pumpkin pie tea this week. I have been hoarding both of my pumpkin teas like a nutter. Yes, I am one of those people obsessed with pumpkin everything this time of the year, but if I don’t actually drink from the pumpkin stash then what is the point? :P