drank AppleTEA'ni by Art of Tea
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Happy Black Friday everyone! I reached my Black Friday goal so I decided to pull out some of the new teas that came in this month, moraiwe sent me this during round two of Secret Pumpkin. This is such a fun fall themed tea, thank you for sending it to me.

I wish I would have tried this before I placed my order last night because I really enjoyed this. The round two theme was fall and I would say moraiwe nailed this perfectly, this absolutely reminds me of fall. It tastes somewhat like a less sweet version of the apple cider I buy from our local orchard for my husband. This really appeals to me because the main reason I don’t care for apple cider is that I find it to be overly sweet. This I can sweeten just a little bit if I’m in the mood for something sweet or drink it as is, either way it was enjoyable.

I love that this has a green rooibos base since I prefer it over red rooibos, I just wish it resteeped better. I tried a second steep, but it was really watery and I dumped it out. This wasn’t entirely unexpected, I find that many rooibos blends are good for one steep only.

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Single Origin Teas, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea


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