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So there are… a lot of ingredients in this blend and I was doubtful that they would come together in a way that actually tasted like apple pie but much to my surprise and delight when I steeped up my first cup of this it was actually pretty perfect.
It was definitely one of those situations where if you focus on the profile too much you’ll start to break up the overall flavour into all of the individual things that make up ‘the whole’ so I definitely had to actively work against myself at some moments to not do that and to just let myself enjoy the overall taste. ‘Cause the overall taste? It’s scary accurate to apple pie! Complete with like sweet filling, tart slices of apple, and buttery, flaky cinnamon dusted crust. A perfectly balanced dessert profile that captures all the things I love in the real thing!
Didn’t think I’d ever find this tea again, but here it is! I actually think I might still have a small amount left in a tin somewhere, as it was Creamy Nut Oolong that I really adored, but this is delicious as well. It’s exactly as I remember it from Teaopia – needs to be overleafed for best flavour, but deliciously sweet and toasty, with a hint of chocolate.
This morning, the sun was bright and warm and I thought it would be a perfect day for a walk. Well, yes and no. I set out for a sizeable stroll on the apparently clear sidewalks. Yeah, no. Once I was in motion, I discovered that the streets were coated in a thin glaze of ice, fine enough to be invisible until you had taken a flip. And so I proceeded on my walk gingerly and slowly. I did arrive at my destination eventually, but my body is sore from the stiffness of taking such care for so long. But also, I am in one piece, and for that, I am grateful.
This is tasting very very familiar to me: caramel sweet and taffy nuts. Delicious and familiar.
To be continued.
Thank you for the sample, Dexter. A most enjoyable cup.
Finished off the last half of the free sample I got from Citizen Tea.
I definitely over steeped this one though, and it came out really bitter tasting with very, very drying/astringent nutty notes. I tried drinking it as it was but I just could not get into it – so I ended up adding some Irish Cream flavoured sweetener to it, and that definitely made a world of difference. It almost tasted like a completely different tea so maybe I did add a little much of it, but the sweet, creamy flavour did compliment the almond brittle notes nicely and it definitely masked the bitterness from my crappy steeping.
Overall though, I think even steeped up properly, this one just isn’t a tea for me though.
Got this one as a free sample a little while back with an order.
I didn’t know much about this apart from the fact that it’s a super big favourite of Dexter’s but that alone was more than enough reasoning for me to be excited to try it out. It certainly smells lovely though; like toasted nuts, vanilla, and caramel. Mmm!
Steeped up it’s not bad, but not as smooth as I expected it to taste. Primary note is definitely nuttiness – but it’s a very heavy roasted nut kind of taste with some slight char/bitterness. Really almond dominant; but I feel like a bit of hazelnut too? It’s not bad; a little bitter in my tea definitely isn’t a deal breaker for me but for a tea that’s supposed to be a “creamy” nut flavour it was definitely a touch unexpected. Other notes are caramel, though a very heavy and rich version rather than light and creamy. Kind of simple? I expected notes of, like, vanilla or something? It feels weird that there aren’t any.
Kind of just an average tasting tea to me overall.
Thanks for this one Kittenna!
I got the impression from talking to Kittenna that back during Teaopia days this was a pretty popular blend? I must have missed all the hype though because the first time I’d ever even heard of it was during that conversation with her. I mean, it totally sounded lovely but I definitely wasn’t struck by the large overwhelming feeling of “shit I’ve been missing out!”.
Steeped up? It’s fine. It actually does remind me of S’more – oddly enough right down to the the graham cracker keeping everything together. And I say ‘oddly’ because I didn’t really see anything in the dry leaf that would make me think of graham cracker. So, you know, points for accuracy. Biggest issues with the blend as a whole is that the overall profile just seemed weak/watery for a flavour that should be really robust, rich and sweet and then also I got a whole lot of apple notes in the body and that felt a little bit out of place. Still a good tea overall though, and I get why people seem to enjoy it.
Received this as a sample in my Citizen Tea order. It’s actually pretty tasty! Nice toasty oolong base with a warm apple flavour (not green apple). I absentmindedly drank both cups of it without noting anything specific down, but I did enjoy it and would definitely pick it up in the future.
Boy, am I ever glad I looked at the ingredients before making this cup of tea or I would have ruined it by burning the white tea leaves. I just saw “Black tea” and figured it was only black tea but nope-it also has oolong and white teas. So I adjusted my kettle to the white tea option and now I am enjoying a nice cup of tea made as a latte. I am on a latte trend at the moment-a comfort for the extreme cold right now in Alberta. Not sure I would have named this tea smores since it doesn’t remind me of one (it is so hard to find a good smores tea that actually tastes like its name). However, it is an enjoyable cup of tea that I will happily finish.
Cold Brew Sidown (456)!
This one was one of my free samples from Citizen Tea from my first order. I kind of grimaced when I saw it included, up until I read the ingredients anyway. I was definitely expecting a “fruit cocktail” tea that would play into the very overdone and often just not pleasant category most fruit cocktail blends tend to; really hibiscus heavy, probably lots of apple and pineapple and just very sweet and cloying.
I think this one has much more unique ingredients; pear, dates, and sultanas and I’m really intrigued and pleasantly surprised by the use of green rooibos as well. When I saw the ingredients, my expectations shifted drastically and I was not left feeling disappointed!
Most importantly, I think this does taste like a fruit cocktail – and without being an overly tart/cloying and hibby heavy mess of a cocktail. It’s very light, with a natural sweetness. Apart from the stronger pear and the distinct lemony notes from the lemongrass that are present in the top of the sip, I think the other fruit notes forming the body of the blend muddle together to create this really refreshing but fairly non-distinct orchard fruit like mix of flavour. But that’s essentially what a fruit cocktail is anyway; a muddling of fruit notes. In the top of the sip with the pear/lemon there’s brightness and a lively fruity character that entices you in, but this finishes clean and crisp.
Green rooibos was a great choice too; there’s no woody/peppery quality here to distract from the fruit notes and in blends almost perfectly into the fruit. I think people who don’t generally like rooibos might be ok with this one. Anyway – based on this tasting alone I think I would buy this one again next time I order from Citizen Tea, whenever that may end up being. I was so pleasantly surprised by this one!
Last tea from my themed day of all White Teas; I managed to miss this review when I was doing all of the others. Unfortunately a fair bit of time has passed and I don’t overly remember what the experience was liking steeping this one up/drinking it on that day apart from the fact I know I enjoyed the cup overall and I thought it was pretty mild/delicate tasting. Note to myself to pay more attention next time/be more diligent in getting my thoughts jotted down in a more timely way.