drank Apple Strudel by PostTea
2238 tasting notes


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.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’m also beginning to explore pu’erh, both ripened and raw. That’s my latest challenge!

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.


Norfolk, UK

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