First, let me try to describe how beautiful this tea blend is. It looks like little pieces of autumn all gathered up and lovingly blended together with care. There are curled knots of rolled black tea, inch-long pieces of cinnamon bark, dusty rose flowers, and caramel-colored flakes of oatmeal. It may be one of the prettiest blends I’ve seen.
This tea has been hiding away in my tea cabinet unopened and sadly forgotten, no doubt due to the mention of raisins. I’m so happy to have found it once again. The aroma is strong and surprisingly reminds me of cherries in a slightly medicinal way. Not like cough syrup, more like a spiced elderberry syrup with cherries. The primary flavor is maple syrup, though it’s not overbearing at all (as it sometimes can be). The base tea isn’t bold, but it’s very flavorful and feels perfectly matched with the other ingredients in the cup. I don’t taste raisin or hazelnut, but I’m quite happy with all the rest.
Flavors: Cherry, Maple Syrup, Spices