Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: The Rabbit Hole
Transport yourself back to the days when an apple on a stick, smothered in toffee was nothing to be ashamed of. Here’s a tea to remind you of times when visits to the Dentist weren’t so expensive.
Learn more about this tea here.
I was really excited to try this tea. The dry leaf smells incredible – it really smells just like the toffee apple cart at the carnival! YUM!
At first, the flavor was a bit ambiguous, I could taste hints of Oolong and hints of apple and a sweetness that might be toffee-like, but, it wasn’t really coming together for me the way I thought it should. Mostly it just tasted like a sweet, warm liquid with a creamy mouthfeel.
It took a couple of sips before the flavors began to come into focus, and after about the third or fourth sip, I could really taste the toffee apple flavor as well as the Oolong notes. And then, suddenly, my eyes seemed to pop open and I exclaimed (out loud, even):
WOW! This is really good.
It’s a good thing that no body was around at the time, as I’m often given a good jesting for my enthusiasm for tea, and I know that if someone were around to hear my exclamation, I wouldn’t hear the end of it.
The flavors all seem to get along well here. The sip starts with hints of flavor from the Oolong – buttery and smooth, with floral tones and even a soft vegetal note. A light touch of spice – like warm cinnamon – approaches the palate next, followed immediately by the apple notes. Just before the finish I notice the toffee flavors come through, tasting very much like that sticky candied coating of a candied apple. There is very little astringency, making for a smooth taste from start to finish, followed by an aftertaste with its distinct apple-y flav0r and a kiss of autumnal spice.
This is one seriously tasty apple tea. All that’s missing is a Ferris wheel – because this tea is like a carnival in a teacup!