Nice aroma of apple and cinnamon.
The taste is a light apple cider flavor, which I liked quite a bit. The apple flavor could be a little stronger, but overall, pretty good.
“Short version (Steepster ate the long one) – subdued hot spice apple cider. Not a bold cup but just enough for my tastes. The cinnamon made it. It reminds me of the Durkee tins that made me sneeze...” Read full tasting note
“All I’m getting is apple and what seems like a touch of hibiscus. I was really hoping for something with more kick. The apple flavor is quite good, though a touch on the artificial side. Alas,...” Read full tasting note
“Not terrible I guess, just disappointing. The description sounded like apple pie in a cup, but the flavor was mostly just chamomile. Very little spice, more dull than festive :-(” Read full tasting note
“I saw this on super sale, so I bought it. I had another teaware related accident. T_T I broke the lid to my large glass teapot. I’m extremely distraught over it… From far away this tea smells like...” Read full tasting note
Create a relaxing moment with Twinings Winter Spice Herbal Tea. Expertly blended with camomile blossoms and the flavours of crisp apples, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, this herbal tea is sure to warm you with its smooth taste and slightly sweet aroma.
To savour the full flavour of our teas, bring water to boil, and pour over the tea as soon as it reaches boiling. Over-boiling will cause oxygen to be reduced, making the tea taste “flat”. Brew 3-5 minutes or to desired taste.
Ingredients: Camomile, Natural apple flavour with other natural flavours, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Clove
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It’s the last few minutes before it’s officially spring 2016, so with humor I am finishing up my last two bags of Twinings Winter Spice. This tisane is quite tasty, but so light it’s barely discernible, all by itself. The apple is very nice—that’s the first note when one opens the packet containing the teabag. Once steeped, however, the predominant flavor turns out to be the camomile. I can discern the cinnamon, but not the cardamom or cloves. While it tends toward natural sweetness, I liked it even better enhanced with a bit of honey. This is a little too mild for me all by itself. I used the rest of the box making my own custom decaf blends at night. For those, I had been adding a bag of this here or there. It adds a nice note of light sweetness, so ties together different flavors very nicely. But by itself? Not unless I had a tummy ache and wanted something very mild.
I detest the taste of chamomile, but drink it occasionally due to my insomnia. This is one of those blends that has enough flavoring to cover up the taste of the chamomile: all you really taste is apple and cinnamon. The flavor is a bit weak and artificial, but it gets the job done!
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon
This is my third and final sample from Twinings. This smelled cloyingly sweet coming out of the package but has tamed a bit after steeping. The aroma is somewhat like cider but much softer. There is also a hint of citrus. I can taste the chamomile which is nice, but it’s also a touch bitter at the end of each sip. Overall it’s not great and, if lacking fresh cider, I would more readily grab a box of powdered cider mix than a box of this tea.
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Sweet
I had this tea a few days ago and wasn’t impressed. Seemed too cinnamon-y. When I made it today, I didn’t have any problem. The cinnamon seemed to move out of the limelight and added just enough spice along with the cardamom and cloves. This time I brewed it for 4 minutes with a bit less water (12 oz./2 teabags). A nice winter-y evening chamomile!
Flavors: Apple, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove