Thank you MissB for the sample!
This one came in a sachet, and I definitely brewed it up in a smaller mug than I typically use because there definitely didn’t seem to be enough leaf in the sachet for a normal Roswell-sized cuppa. I was even sort of skeptical about the size of mug I did go with – 8 oz. Surely it wasn’t enough leaf bits of apples and stuff for a rich or defined flavour.
My expectation was that it’d be a “Forever Nuts” type of tea (Anyone know what the ‘original’ Forever Nuts blend was? Is there even a way of knowing?) but it was a little bit different than most incarnations of that blend which I’ve tried – and I’ve had several at this point. For one, I didn’t really taste a lot of nuts. Maybe a little bit of almond but I’m stretching here. It was mostly apple, actually, with a bit of cream in the finish. And not even a super cider-like apple flavour that some of the ingredients in here, namely the cinnamon, would lend themselves well to.
I was almost instantly reminded of those dehydrated apple chips that seem to be kind of big in grocery stores now. I know the one I work in has variations in the Natural Source, chips and produce sections of the store. If you don’t know what I’m talking about these are the ones I’m thinking of in particular:
Now, to be fair, the only ones I’ve actually tried are the Fuji Apple but it tasted like that to me! Very fresh and strong apple flavour, but no “juice” component. Side Note: The chips themselves are really weird because they are crunchy like a potato chip. That is, until you start to chew them! And then the apple-like texture comes back and you wind up with a mouthfull of spongy, apple mush. If it weren’t for the weird texture I think I’d actually like them.
But anyway; the tea was alright! I liked that it wasn’t totally like Forever Nuts – but I also think that was the intent so in that regard it missed the mark a little bit? But even still; even though it made for an interesting apple tea it wasn’t a mind blowing one either. You’re possibly better off just trying the weird dehydrated apple chip things…