14 Tasting Notes
I’ve tried this on multiple occasions as a quick cup at work and have unfortunately found it to be weak, flavourless and unappetising. While it certainly smells alright prior to steeping; I found it didn’t translate when consuming and was slightly bitter with a bad aftertaste, which is a shame because I love a good apple cider / tea!
This was recommended to me because of my love of Forever Nuts. On first glance, they have much in common: trail mix appearance, apple/cinnamon smell and a bright pink (reddish in this case) hue.
But that’s where the similarities end as they couldn’t taste more different. This one is tart, almost lip puckeringly so, and definitely unexpected. Much like Stormy Night, it’s not always my go-to choice and it can definitely be an acquired taste but the cranberry/apple tartness is refreshing!
I’m ashamed to admit that I never re-steeped my tea before (never knew you could!) but I have found that the second go around of this flavour is noticeably weaker in the tart department, but still retains a mild apple/cranberry flavour.
EDIT: whoops! Shows how oblivious I am, there isn’t any cranberry in this, so disregard any references to that. Apparently I wouldn’t know hibiscus if it slapped me in the face.
I was initially sold on the description: coconut tea? Sign me up! There was quite a strong overtone of cocoa/chocolate in the dry mix, but it was definitely more subtle when brewed. I didn’t find the coconut/vanilla very present once brewed and it was mostly cinnamon/chocolate overpowering it.
I know some people have commented that the flavour was weak, but I found it fairly strong and think this tea is perfectly suited for a cold, rainy night.
While not my favourite tea from David’s, it’s become a staple in my cupboard.
Ah, Forever Nuts. The tea that finally swayed me to the side of Big Tea. (The husband imagines some large SPECTRE type tea conglomeration ruling over the world and desperately trying to put more people under it’s spell as he can’t fathom why anyone would drink it.)
I’ll concur that there is more of an apple cinnamon flavouring, but I still do notice a nutty undertone. I drink this with increasingly less sweetener as time goes on, occasionally some honey but more often than not just on it’s own. This is the tea I give to friends who want to try something new and I’ve yet to encounter anyone who didn’t enjoy it (aside from the aforementioned husband who likened it to tree bark.)