Lingonberry Chamomile Cider

Tea type
Herbal Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Apple, Clove
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Caffeine
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Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 18 oz / 532 ml

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  • “The dry leaf smelled overwhelmingly like chamomile (which is funny ‘cos in my head I don’t really think of chamomile as having a strong fragrance). Steeped, I didn’t taste the chamomile, just apple...” Read full tasting note
  • “I seem to be gravitating to the 52Teas blends that I haven’t written reviews for yet, even if I think I’ve already written a note.   But I haven’t written a note for this and neither has anyone...” Read full tasting note
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Tea of the Week for November 19, 2018!

A couple of years ago while shopping at IKEA (right around this time of year too, in fact) I discovered a sparkling apple and lingonberry drink that I absolutely fell in love with – and I wrote down the idea of creating a lingonberry and apple cider. And here it is!

Now, I’m pretty sure that IKEA’s beverage isn’t made with chamomile or green rooibos, but I thought that for my tea interpretation of the drink, it was the perfect blend to use as a base for this cider. Chamomile has a sweet, apple-y sort of taste to it. Green rooibos has a natural fruity tone to it. Add some apples and lingonberries, ginger, cinnamon and clove – and we have my version of IKEA’s holiday beverage.

And I’ve got to tell you – I think I like this even better than the stuff from IKEA – maybe it’s because this isn’t ‘sparkling’ (which is nice for the first couple of sips but after that, I become less and less fond of the bubbles.) Or maybe it’s because it’s tea? Or maybe because it’s not quite as sweet as the soda-pop-y sparkling cider. Whatever the reason, I am really loving this cuppa! It’s sweet, but not too sweet because the lingonberry tart cuts through it just a bit. The spices are gentle – there just to enhance the flavors and create a cider-like taste without overwhelming the palate with heat.

This is a really nice drink to curl up with. It’s naturally caffeine-free so it won’t keep you awake. I’m told that chamomile has relaxing properties so there’s that. And VEGAN, gluten free & allergen free!

ingredients: lingonberries

organic ingredients: green rooibos, chamomile, apples, cinnamon, ginger, clove & natural flavors

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The dry leaf smelled overwhelmingly like chamomile (which is funny ‘cos in my head I don’t really think of chamomile as having a strong fragrance). Steeped, I didn’t taste the chamomile, just apple and clove. And the lingonberry? I dunno. I think I got some lingonberry jam from IKEA, once, but I don’t remember its taste or whether any of that flavour in this blend.

Taste is a super subjective thing and I think maybe I don’t like hot cider? If you do, I think you’ll like this blend.

Flavors: Apple, Clove

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 18 OZ / 532 ML

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I seem to be gravitating to the 52Teas blends that I haven’t written reviews for yet, even if I think I’ve already written a note.   But I haven’t written a note for this and neither has anyone else…. it’s time for a note – this seems seasonally appropriate!  I think this from annie when she sent a few 52Teas blends a couple years ago thanks again!  Though I have no idea what a Lingonberry is… I don’t think I heard of lingonberry until this blend.  Really, I could never taste anything specifically differently lingonberry here, whatever that flavor might be.  Google is telling me they are like cranberries and taste tart – but I don’t taste anything like that here.  The apple lends to a chamomile flavor, the chamomile lends to the apple flavor.  The perfect blend of spices here with cinnamon, cloves and ginger, however I wish they would appear in the flavor more.  The second steep especially tasted like a plain cup of chamomile, despite the very long steep. 
Steep #1  // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 18 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #2  // just boiled //  10 minute steep
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Cameron B.

Lingonberry tastes almost exactly like cranberry to me, though the berries are smaller. I like lingonberry jam on my toast. :D

Courtney

I love lingonberry! We keep the jam on hand at all times.

tea-sipper

Thanks for the flavor confirming, Cameron – I think you have a fridge full of jams. I wish I had a fridge full of jams. haha. :D

Cameron B.

I should really start making jam… Then I can send it to all of my Steepster pals. ;)

Lexie Aleah

Ikea has a really good Lingonberry Jam.

Cameron B.

I’ll have to try that, I really liked their lingonberry drink syrup. :3

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