Day 16 of the PostTea advent. What I’ve learned from this, I think, is that PostTea do really good dessert blends, and that they absolutely nail butter/pastry flavours. This one reminds me a little of Christmas Cookies – also a green blend – because it has a very similar buttery/pastry/biscuit kind of vibe. As far as apple strudel goes, this is spot on. The apple itself is fairly sweet, more baked/floury in flavour than floral or sharp/sour, which seem to be the only three possible options as far as apple teas go. There’s also a dried fruit flavour in the background, that reminds me a little of mince pies or Christmas cake. The three aspects also work really well together!
My only complaint about this blend is that it verges on too sweet, and after half a cup or so it’s really quite cloying. It’s a great dessert tea, though. I can’t fault it for that.
I think perhaps green tea blends are what PostTea do best. Another blend I liked of theirs was a green – I think it was called Drink Me!, a limited edition Alice in Wonderland blend. Then with Christmas Cookies and Apple Strudel, there’s a kind of pattern emerging. I guess I’ll see after a few more whether that’s further reinforced. Happy with this one, though.