Something I snuck in earlier in the week on a day I got through my advents pretty quickly…
I feel like this might be a Metropolitan Tea Company catalog blend or, possibly, a slight variation on one? I’m not 100% sure though – I just have this nagging feeling I’ve seen it under their label years ago, but I could totally be wrong. Also there’s nothing wrong with it being a catalog blend (if I’m right) – just pointing it out because I find it interesting/it’s always nice having the option to shop for the same tea from multiple locations because then you can shop more competitively/conveniently/economically if you enjoy the tea.
I liked this one quite a bit for the ingredients list – smooth and cozy without too much aggression or intensity behind the flavours. It’s sort of a sweet and coating baked apple flavour first, followed by that “red hot” cinnamon note, ginger, clove, and a tiny bit of cardamom. There’s also hibiscus in the blend, but it mostly boosts the apple flavour, adds body, and contributes to the sort of “mulling spice” vibe of the whole tea.
Nothing really unique to this tea IMO – but nothing off either, and it’s a good festive flavour combination that feels really appropriate for the name/time of year. You could easily make a large teapot of this and it would be super shareable with family.