Apple Delicious from Love Some Tea. . . .

The short of it: They weren’t lying!

This was a very pleasing, delicious cup of tea to enjoy on a rainy fall day! The green tea made the perfect pairing for the mild and smooth apple flavor. The apple was strong enough that I did not have to imagine it was there, but subtle enough that the smoothness of the green tea came through. There was a very mild tang at the end of each sip. The website (www.lovesometea.com) describes the tea as having ginger, strawberry, cherry and cranberry notes in addition to the apple. The after note of tartness I would contribute to the cranberry and ginger, but neither are overwhelming enough to overpower the apple and green tea flavors. The strawberry was a bit to subtle for my palate to pickup. The blend is a beautiful mix, with moderate sized fruit pieces visible within. It is very possible that my sample size didn’t contain strawberry pieces (I could see cranberry and apple easily), and I suspect that if you didn’t’ mix the blend before each cup, you’d have a slightly new adventure each go around.

All in all: I’d stock this as a good comfort tea, and name it as my favorite apple flavored tea yet.


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Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  Love Some Tea
Description

Green Tea Flavored with deep notes Ginger and Fruits including: strawberry, cherries, cranberry, and apple.

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Sour Appletini from DAVIDsTea. . . .

My coworker and I have a spiritually violent “hot potato” going with teas. We complain and toss things onto each other’s desks with aplomb. We also occasionally sneak things into each other’s collections and wait with bated breath to see whether the other will notice.

I got up to go to the bathroom yesterday and when I came back, this was on my desk. “What’s wrong with this one?” I asked. “I don’t feel it,” she said, shrugging.

So I decided to channel J.D. on Scrubs and make myself a nice iced appletini. But from tea. Sadly, not drinking booze at my desk. (Would that make more pleasant? Irritable? Sleepy? Not exactly something I can test.)

I think this is fairly pleasant. It tastes like a slightly synthetic apple (think: Jolly rancher) mixed in with a bit of citrus and tart hibiscus. (Turns out this “hibiscus” flavor is beetroot, according to the ingredients). It’s a big sweet, a bit tangy.

It’s also a really cute shade of pink.

I suspect this blend was intended to be iced. My coworker only drinks her teas hot (I’m flexible). Hot, this would probably be a little too strong & tart. I’ve found that icing teas tends to bring out the sweetness.

This tea is currently available on David’s Tea’s site. It is also available to be stolen off my desk if you’d like to continue the tradition of Hot Potato!


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Leaf Type:  Tisane
Where to Buy:  DAVIDsTea
Description

Class up your summer soirée with this sweet, mouthpuckering green apple blend

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Apple Crisp from A Quarter To Tea. . . . .

Well, this blend has me curious because I can see pieces of oats! I mean, come on, we all know the best part about apple crisp is the cinnamon, sugar, and oat topping. I really love fall and I really love fall desserts. I mean don’t get me wrong, spring is great, but right now I am wishing for fall. Especially after drinking this blend. With every sip I am dying to go apple picking and then come home and make a freshly baked apple crisp!

I am dead serious when I say that steeped, this blend smells just like apple crisp. Cinnamon, oats, apples, brown sugar….its got everything! I steeped this for 4 minutes and I used just a small dash of agave to sweeten it up and bring out the flavors. I think that this is definitely fall comfort in a cup. I wish so bad that I was sitting on a front porch looking out at the pretty orange, red, and yellow leaves while drinking this! Okay fall is definitely my favorite season and it cant come back fast enough!

On taste, the Yunnan is very smooth and the apples & cloves are present. It slightly resembles apple cider. I don’t know if the oats completely translated over like I had hoped, but you can taste them if you’re looking for them at the end of the sip. Im not sure that I would say that this tastes just like apple crisp, like it smells. I think that if I didn’t know what this tea was called I would call it maybe apple cider. Either way, its very yummy and definitely screams fall and comfort!


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Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  A Quarter To Tea
Description

Sweet apples with warming hints of cinnamon and clove paired with touches of caramel cream, brown sugar, and toasted oat.

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Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends. . . . .

YUM! Can I just start off by saying…YUM!? Well, there! I ‘done..did it’! Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends is MORE than brilliantly done! It’s a MUST on my flavored green teas of the moment list! Here’s why…

Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends – as you can guess – is a sour apple flavored green tea! It’s made up of Green Tea, Apple Pieces, Lemon Pieces, Safflower Petals, and Sunflower Petals. It’s gorgeously colorful to look at dry and smells wonderful. The aroma gets even stronger and juicier once infused!

Yummy, juicy, sweet apple paired with citrus, tart, and puckery lemon do a nice tie-in with the medium-strength yet sweeter tasting green tea base. The floral ingredients I assumed were more for show actually did contribute a bit of floral flavor that was noticeable on the end sip and after taste.

I’m not going to hide it – I absolutely LOVE this tea! You can’t go wrong with a hot or a cold cup of Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends. But here’s another way to enjoy it…Sour Apple Green Vodka!

Sour Apple Green Vodka Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 7 tsp Sour Apple Green tea leaves; 1 750-ml bottle Vodka

PREPARATION: Place 7 tsp of Sour Apple Green tea leaves in large jar. Pour entire bottle of vodka over tea leaves and stir. Infuse for 4 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally. After infusion, strain the liquid back into the vodka bottle.

This totally makes sense to me, tho! I remember in my college days having Sour Apple Pucker. This tea reminds me of it! That takes me back!

So no matter which way you slice it – Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends – is going to be a fun and flavorful adventure in a cup! ENJOY Responsibly!


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Leaf Type:  Green Tea
Where to Buy:  Stylin’ Tea Blends
Description

What happens when you blend delicious Sencha green tea with apple and lemon pieces?  A delicious blend that is great hot or iced.  We have also been told it is great when infused with vodka.  The vendor actually gave us instructions of how to create Sour Apple Green Vodka with their tea.

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Harvest Moon from Souvia Tea. . . .

I keep trying to write my review, but you guys– all I can think of is apple cinnamon instant oatmeal.

(Okay, let’s back up a sec.)

I brewed this cup of Souvia’s Harvest Moon green tea this morning looking for something calming and settling on my stomach. I wanted something sweet and tasty, but light and not overdone. The dry leaf smells strongly of apples with a hint of spice, which bodes well for what I’m in the mood for.

The literal second the hot water hits my steeper, I am immediately hit with the overwhelming scent-twin of the instant apple cinnamon oatmeal packets of my youth. Seriously, it’s spot-on. I steep for a few minutes, and the flavor matches the scent exactly, with just a hint of grassiness from the green tea. Overall, it’s a pleasant cup, no need for honey (as I often prefer my greens) but there’s the tiniest, lingering thought that I’m actually drinking my adolescent breakfast-to-go. If you’re a fan of warm, comforting scents and chilly-weather-appropriate green teas, this might just be your perfect cup.

In the meantime– I’m going to the grocery store. I’ve got an oatmeal craving to fill.


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Leaf Type: Flavored Green Tea
Where to Buy: Souvia Tea
Description

This tea is no longer available but check out the link below to see what is.

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