David’s retired Cranberry Pear black tastes almost exactly like this tea. That’s unfortunate because after 100g of that years ago I became sick of the apple flavour. I can’t even do the smell. I imagine this would be a big-time winner for fans of that old festive tea though!

Otherwise, this is a lot fruitier than I was expecting. The maple sugar sits with you at the back of the throat, and really emphasizes the sweetness of the fruit (bah, apple). I think I’d be happier if this was less fruity and more eggy cinnamon bread.

Flavors: Apple, Floral, Maple Syrup, Raisins

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
VariaTEA

I don’t know why I looked past this when ordering AQ2T because I liked Cranberry Pear and I like Stuffed French Toast. Though I am surprise the two would taste alike. Im sorry it wasn’t what you hoped for.

CrowKettle

I may send this your way then.. to taste test this for science! It wouldn’t be there first time that my tongue was off.

Evol Ving Ness

A bit bizarre that they taste similar.

Fjellrev

Weird, I wouldn’t have thought they would taste similar based on the description. I got sick of Cranberry Pear after 100g too.

CrowKettle

It might even have been that one particular cup too. The ingredients are varied and come in big pieces. We will see.

Evol Ving Ness

Keep us posted.

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VariaTEA

I don’t know why I looked past this when ordering AQ2T because I liked Cranberry Pear and I like Stuffed French Toast. Though I am surprise the two would taste alike. Im sorry it wasn’t what you hoped for.

CrowKettle

I may send this your way then.. to taste test this for science! It wouldn’t be there first time that my tongue was off.

Evol Ving Ness

A bit bizarre that they taste similar.

Fjellrev

Weird, I wouldn’t have thought they would taste similar based on the description. I got sick of Cranberry Pear after 100g too.

CrowKettle

It might even have been that one particular cup too. The ingredients are varied and come in big pieces. We will see.

Evol Ving Ness

Keep us posted.

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

Favourite Flavours/Ingredients:

-Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan
-All Citrus: Lime, Grapefruit, Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Yuzu
-Anise, but not licorice
-Ginger or Clove-forward chai
-Rosemary
-Grass/Marine/Vegetal/Nutty Green teas
-Florals: Rose, Lavender, Jasmine…
-Musky and/or Woody Incense-like stuff: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Eucalyptus
-Berries: Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Blueberry, Elderberry
-Bananas, and most fruits actually.

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:

-Stevia and most sweetners
-Cinnamon-forward chai/blends
-Apple & Cranberries
-Mango pieces (love mango outside of tea though)
-Coconut pieces (as a sub/filler ingredient)
-Metallic or overly artificial teas
-Cocoa Nibs, 95% of the time.

Subjective Rating System 3.0:

90-100: My absolute favourite tea. I’ll impulsively buy in large quantities and hoard like a dragon.

85-89: A favourite tea. I’ll try to keep this one around when it’s practical.

76-84: A good tea, but not one I’m likely to order again.

70-75: Alright, but I may have a few problems with quality, consistency, ingredient chemistry and/or personal preferences.

50-69: Average to mediocre cup.

11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea. I don’t give a lot of these ratings out, since I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me.

1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, the unholy abomination that is a chimera. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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