Leaf Type: Fruit & Spice Melangé
Where to Buy: This tea is no longer available from Teavana
This herbal tisane tastes of crisp apples, toasted almonds, and cinnamon all sweetened with a rich natural maple syrup taste. Drink year round to remind yourself of chilly winters around the hearth.
I admit that I have a weakness when it comes to maple. So, naturally, this tisane was very appealing to me.
The maple flavor here is blended with the flavors of cinnamon and apple and a faint hint of almond. The combination is truly wonderful. The cinnamon notes are spicy, but not “red hot” hot – perhaps its the maple that curbs some of the spicier tones of the cinnamon. The apple offers a sweet smoothness to the overall cup – and it’s a bit like apple cider with a heavy infusion of maple flavor.
But what is wonderful about it is that even though it is sweet, it is not cloying. It has a wonderful, warming taste that is truly comforting.
A friend sent me some of this tea, and as I sit here sipping it, I can’t help but feel a little wistful that it is no longer available. It is one of the best teas/tisanes I’ve tried from Teavana.