I just deleted my last tasting note… for the second time. sigh. ANYWAY This was received as a lovely sample from Tealyra recently. They are discontinuing my beloved Tiramisu blend so I had to order some more. They also have quite a few new blends since last year. I like that they get new blends but it’s also sad to see when favorites disappear. The blend here is full of goodies: cinnamon, fennel, pink peppercorn, apricot, ginger and cloves. It’s like a green fruity chai. I can hardly tell there is any green tea within the blend though… which I think is gunpowder green. The flavor is certainly sweet and spicy. Though I’m not tasting as much cinnamon as I’d expect from the name. The other spices are balancing out the cinnamon. I’m also not tasting as much apricot as I’d expect, but I’m glad it isn’t that fake apricot flavor.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 31 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // 20 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep