Apple on the Green Tea from Pluck Tea

appleonthegreenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Pluck Tea

Tea Description:

Warming, soothing and fruity with a hint of cinnamon. This dried apple tea has been layered with premium green tea and just the right amount of spice for a flavourful but sophisticated tea, hot or cold.

Apple on the Green features MacIntosh apples grown in Niagara Ontario.

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Taster’s Review:

OK, so far it’s been 2 for 2 with this month’s box from Postal Teas.  I loved the Peach tea and I’m loving this Apple on the Green!  Apple isn’t always the easiest flavor to get right in a tea.  But this is one of the best apple teas I’ve tried … at least that I’ve tried recently!

That’s because everything is balanced nicely.  The green tea has a sweet, slightly grassy, slightly creamy flavor that seems to elevate the apple notes in a very pleasing way.  The apple has a strong flavor, but it doesn’t taste fake.  It has a very good, authentic apple-y taste.  The cinnamon is strong enough to be tasted and add a vibrant zesty flavor to the cup without giving the tea too warm or spicy a flavor.  Everything is done just right with this blend!

OK, so I know that Pluck is a Canadian company and I don’t mean to take anything away from that, but this tea seems very “American” (United States) to me because here we’re all about the apple pie.  This cup of tea is like apple pie a la mode without the crust.  The creaminess of the green tea gives it an a la mode sort of flavor, the apple is sweet and juicy and the cinnamon gives just the right amount of warmth – it’s just like a delicious apple-y filling that my gramma would make for her amazing apple pies.

Maybe this tea is just making me feel a little sentimental.

To steep this tea, I used my small teapot and measured 1 bamboo scoop into the vessel.  I heated the water to 180°F and poured about 12 ounces of tea into the teapot and let it steep for 2 minutes.  Then I strained off the tea and enjoyed.  For the resteep, I added an extra minute onto the steep time but did not increase the temperature.

So far, this is the best tea that I’ve tried from my Postal Teas boxes.  This tea has made my subscriptions worth it.

This one also offers a pretty decent resteep.  The apple flavor is a little softer than in the first steep, but it’s still quite tasty and I think it’s well worth it to resteep these leaves.