Well, this isn’t what I expected, and am I ever glad!
When I saw the name “Apple Delicious”, I assumed this was a fruit tisane. I expected to open the pouch and find big chunks of dried apple and other fruits. Instead, the most gloriously dark green, thick, twisted leaves spilled out. The aroma was not the fake apple and berry flavoring I had expected, but instead – a lovely and light apple – REAL apple – scent wafted gently up.
I looked up the company as I prepared to steep the tea and saw that this is hand harvested in northern Thailand with an eye to being ecologically friendly, and that the company gives back to local communities as well. It is well worth the read so head on over to their website and check them out, because you are probably going to want to order some tea after you read this.
So the tea is made, and we sip. At first I think the green tea base is very light and the apple is a sweet and light addition. But with each sip the flavor builds and builds and now the green tea is the star of the show and there is a lovely briskness making it sparkle. The fruit flavors – it isn’t just apple – complement this tea so beautifully. I am really impressed. In addition to the briskness of the tea, there is a rich-bodied follow up with the ginger and fruit tastes. Again, the green tea is the star here, and the fruit is a fantastic supporting cast. Hold a sip in your mouth for a moment and you will taste the whole blend with the fruit and ginger building and swirling. The ginger is mild and is definitely not the hot, spicy ginger you find sometimes.
I am really glad I tried this, and I can’t wait to taste more blends from this company!
Here’s the scoop!
Where to Buy: Love Some Tea
Green Tea Flavored with deep notes Ginger and Fruits including: strawberry, cherries, cranberry, and apple.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Piper & Leaf
Reminiscent of strolling through an apple orchard on a fine spring day and catching its light, enchanting scent in the wind. This lovely green tea with local apples is porch swing approved.
Learn more about this tea here.
Today has been a very humid and rainy day. The sun has tried to peek out here and there but for the most part it has been just a “meh” kind of day. Until the mail showed up. . .and my shared order from Piper & Leaf showed up. Yay! New tea to try! Day isn’t so meh now.
Opened the box and immediately grabbed the Applecart Blossom sample. I was super excited to see that they offered flavored green teas and this one went in the cart right away.
The boyfriend and I are in the middle of a Northern Exposure binge. I had never seen the show before and it is one of his favorites. Thought this would be a great time to sample up these teas. So I threw the sample in the Breville, set the parameters to green, and set up two mason jars with ice.
This is delicious. There are huge pieces of apple in this and that comes thru in each sip. Fresh crisp apples. The green tea just adds to the perky flavor. Each time I take a sip of this iced beauty the word bright comes to mind. This is just a simple great fantastic apple flavored green tea. No artificial flavor here. I brewed up a second infusion and I am still picking up the fresh crisp flavor.
I am very pleased with the teas I’ve had from Piper & Leaf so far and I’m looking forward to trying more!