Got this in a swap with Tea Sipper, thanks! Interesting that this is caramel AND candy apple… usually they are two different things, not the same, lol. This has large chunks of apple in it, which looked good, but I am not really digging the oily sheen left on top of the tea after steeping. I keep getting wafts of the scent of dried apple chips, which isn’t too surprising I guess, and when I really smell the cup I get a more powerful aroma of cinnamon dried apple chips.
In the flavor I am definitely getting the sweetness of a candy apple, but by and large it is mostly dried apple chips, which are usually very sweet on their own. There’s also a tartness to the aftertaste that also reminds me of apple chips. No caramel to speak of, and a non-present black base (but that wasn’t a surprise). I am kind of surprised as I have had other apple teas with dried apple in them and I don’t get the same sensation, possibly because there is a difference between soft-dried apple rings/chunks and hard-dried apple chips, skin and all.
I’m actually really enjoying this tea, which surprises me. My rating keeps creeping up. I don’t think it’s successful as a caramel OR candy apple tea (and not together for sure), but as an apple tea? Sure! I love those apple chips and now I want a bag of them.