Organic Caramel Apple Tea from sTEAp Shoppe

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  sTEAp Shoppe

Tea Description:

Caramel Apple Tea is a 100% Organic Tea. Organic Assam Loose Leaf Black Tea Combined with Organic Cocoa Nibs, Caramelized Organic Pure Sugar Cane and Organic dried Apples. A Delight to the taste Buds.  This loose leaf tea is one that will have you reminiscing of those carefree days of celebration while biting down on a caramel apple.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Yum!  What a delightful tea to sip on this chilly autumn day.

The taste reminds me very much of one of those gourmet candied apples you might find in one of those chocolate shops in the mall.  You know which one’s I’m talking about, right?  The huge, crisp green apples that have been smothered in caramel and chocolate?  Yeah… that’s what I’m tasting right now!

The black tea base is a delicious, organic Assam tea.  It offers a rich, satisfying background of flavor that is a little bit malty which plays to the caramel nicely, and a little bit fruity, which accents the apple tones very well, and just a hint of floral tones that add an intriguing dimension of flavor to the overall cup.

The apple flavor is a little light at the start … it takes a couple of sips to really begin to notice the apple notes.  The caramel and chocolate are more pronounced, and this is a sweet, luscious flavor combination.  The chocolate is a dark, rich chocolate flavor, while the caramel has a creaminess to it that melds so nicely with the creamy notes of the malty Assam.

Once the apple flavors start to come through, it becomes a very decadent treat – and this time of year I actually crave caramel apples.  I think that’s because in the neighborhood where I grew up, one of our trusted neighbors always made caramel apples for the trick-or-treaters and they were SO delicious … absolutely my favorite house to visit on Halloween!  I miss those caramel apples, and the caramel apples that are available in the grocery store just don’t measure up.  (Although there are some gourmet apples out there that DO measure up, but they also are quite spendy!)

This tea though – this tea brings me back, allowing me to remember those flavors and even experience them without worrying about the calories!  The way I see it, that’s a WIN WIN!

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