Call me crazy but the first sip I took of the tea tasted like a green…pepper. Yep. Pepper. Not an apple which is made even more confusing by the fact that as soon as water touch this tea bag, the aroma of crisp apples filled the air. As I continue to drink, I am picking up more of a tart, green apple flavor (definitely hints of the hibiscus, though in this case it helps create the flavor rather than destroy it). Still, I can’t help but feel that this may have been better suited as a cold tea (either cold brewed or iced) to help bring out the fresh apple crunch I know it is capable of having. It’s a nice enough tea and despite my pepper misstep in the beginning, the end result is certainly an apple tea, though not one I will miss too much now that I have used up the only tea bag I had of it from London (one I had to literally run across a marathon to get!).
Flavors: Green Apple, Green Pepper, Hibiscus