Hojicha Apple Turnover

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Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramelized Sugar, Maple, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Sweet
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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Few things scream fall more than apples do! The earthiness of Japanese hojicha marries with the natural, bright and crisp sweetness of fresh apples for a blend that is deliciously fabulous EVERY WAY IMAGINABLE! Enjoy hot with a spot of honey for a supremely relaxing cuppa that will make you feel like you’re standing in the middle of an apple orchard; have it cooled off and cold for a juicy and crazy-refreshing sip; or hit it with a spot of milk as a milk tea or latte for a sweet hojicha apple pastry-like yumminess like you’ve never tasted before.

Organic Ingredients: Apple, Roasted Green Tea, Canadian Maple, Red Cornflower Petals

Handcrafted in Toronto, Canada.

Steeping instructions: 2 tea spoons at 200F for 4-5 mins (great hot and straight, cold, or with milk)

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Dessert by Deb is an organic tea company and lifestyle brand based in Toronto, Canada. At Dessert by Deb, it's tea time all the time because tea isn't just a drink - it's a way of life. From stationery and paper products, to kitchen accessories, to sweet and delicious organic dessert teas inspired by afternoon tea, patisseries, and baked goods, there are plenty of ways to bring the joy of teatime into your everyday life. Join the tea party!

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So this is a tasty hojicha. The roast is light enough not to be overwhelming but deep enough to have some nice caramelized notes.

However, I don’t really get much apple at all. There is some sweetness, but I think that’s from the maple crystals. There’s a hint of apple, but I don’t think I would know it was there if I drank this blind. Also, why no spices for an apple turnover tea?

Anyway, it’s pleasant to drink but only because of the hojicha base. Not something I would reorder.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramelized Sugar, Maple, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Sweet

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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5916 tasting notes

Love love love the base of this tea – a very pleasant, roasty hojicha. The flavouring leaves a bit to be desired though – I heavily oversteeped the tea, and even then didn’t get much apple, but it was somewhat sweet (pleasantly so, and acceptable as it’s also not artificial). So I enjoyed it as a sweet hojicha, but not really apple turnover. Certainly will be happy to drink the rest though, because I loooove hojicha. :D

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Really, really did not like this. So much weird apple flavor. Way too sweet. Had to dump it.


I feel like I see so many mixed reviews of the Dessert by Deb teas. As a whole, do you like them? I’ve been hesitant to place an order since they seem hit or miss.


I really do like Dessert by Deb, and would recommend giving Deb’s blends a try. There have been some blends that I pretty strongly dislike, but overall I find her blends favorable and fun to try.

Cameron B.

I like trying her blends, but if I’m honest there are very few I would order.


Thank you both for your feedback! I’ve seen a few that do look interesting so I will probably get around to ordering eventually.

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13021 tasting notes

This was neither overwhelming or underwhelming. Just kind of “whelming”, if you will. The hojicha is nice; it’s a pleasant light to medium roast with some brassy mineral notes to it in addition to that charred nuttiness. The apple is present, but a little flat – definitely tastes me of dehydrated apple slices than a more caramelized and rich “baked apple” flavour. I got a hint of the spice and a faint taste of maple. I think with some doctoring up I could make this into a very nice cuppa, but as is there are elements that just seem to be lacking some life.

Evol Ving Ness

Haha—middle whelming then


I like middle-whelming. As Sheldon and Amy would say, “Let’s make that the word of the day!”

Evol Ving Ness

I’m writing it down. Such an appropriate word for the type of tea it describes.

Cameron B.

Sometimes you just feel whelmed. XD

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