Tea of the Week for November 21, 2016!
It’s that time of year – the time when we (tea companies) roll out the autumn-ish flavors – including cranberries and apples! I love cranberries and I eat them year round (every weekend in my oatmeal!) but they are usually considered to be a fall/winter type of fruit. The same is true of apples – apples are readily available year round but they aren’t nearly as tasty as the apples harvested in the fall.
Since we are smack dab in the middle of autumn, I decided to bring these two fruits together in one tea along with the warm, dessert-y flavors of a nicely spiced, freshly baked crisp. Imagine juicy, tart cranberries and delicious, sweet-tart apples cooking in their own juices with just a hint of orange and warm notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice beneath a crisp crust of a brown sugar and pecan crumble. Sounds like the kind of treat that I’d like at my Thanksgiving spread! YUM!
The flavors start out with the nutty sweetness of the honeybush and rooibos. The cranberry and apple work together very nicely. It’s not too tart (I’m not a huge fan of tart) but I’m getting a distinct cranberry tangy note. The apple delivers a smoothness to the cup. The spices are nice – not overwhelming but definitely there. There is a light cake-y type of note that is lightly brown sugar-y and nutty.
organic ingredients: honeybush, rooibos, cranberries, apples, oranges, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and natural flavors.