Sipdown! (5 | 257)
So this one was sadly just okay. I actually really like the flavoring they used – it has such a great balance of sweet apple and softly savory sage. The problem is, there’s just not enough of it in my opinion. The front of the sip is almost entirely the black base, which is smooth and somewhat earthy, but nothing all that flavorful. And then I get this really lovely light, lingering finish where the apple and sage poke their heads out.
I tried using a shorter steep to highlight the added flavors more, but it didn’t seem to make much of a difference. A bit sad, as I would adore this tea if only the flavoring were stronger, but alas, you can’t love them all…
Flavors: Apple, Earthy, Herbaceous, Mineral, Sage, Savory, Smooth, Sweet, Thin, Woody