Upon opening my free sample of this tea, I took note of the deliciously sweet and identifiable smell of fresh apple custard — it is truly the perfect scent to wake up to on a cold morning. I brewed it as on the packet – 1.25 tsp for 7 minutes at 96C. This tea brewed as a fairly pale yellow and retained most of the aroma pre-steeping. The flavor comes across as a smooth, creamy vanilla custard with extremely subtle sweet hints of apple and golden raisin following each sip. The flavors carry very well with the chamomile. I found the aftertaste of this tea to be very sweet, and liken it to DAVID’s Cotton Candy; however, I’m a fan of Cotton Candy so it’s definitely not a bad thing. If I were to try this tea again, I would recommend a steep time of less than 7 minutes to perhaps allow the apple notes a better chance of coming through. Overall, a great warm and sweet tea for the winter season, but not what I would consider to be an apple tea.
Flavors: Custard, Vanilla