Hot Apple Spice

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Apple Pieces, Black Tea, Cinnamon, Cinnamon Flavour, Cinnamon Pieces, Cloves, Flavor, Orange Peel
Flavors
Apple, Cinnamon, Red Apple, Cloves, Spices, Candy, Sugar, Sweet, Spicy
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 9 oz / 275 ml

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  • “This year I am really digging this tea. It is Hot Cinnamon Spice touched with a little mellow sweetness, and I have been moving towards it just about every morning. It’s giving me a lively little...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sipdown! I’m sipping on my last cup of this while I scroll through tasting notes and catch up on what everyone has been up to. I hope you are all well! I have to say I’m happy it’s Friday, and I’m...” Read full tasting note
    87
  • “This tastes a lot like hot cinnamon spice. The main flavor is the spicy cinnamon. I don’t really notice the apple. Really it’s pretty indistinguishable from the other blend, though I haven’t had...” Read full tasting note
    76
  • “I picked this up the last time I was in store because I had never really tried an apple spice blend before and it smelled wonderful. I tried it as just a normal hot tea and was not let down. It...” Read full tasting note
    82

From Harney & Sons

A bright, autumnal Blend of strong black tea and delicious the fruity flavors, Hot Apple Spice bursts with the sweetness of apples ripened in the orchard, cinnamon, orange peel and ground cloves for a sweet, warming brew that’s just spicy enough.

Ingredients:
Black tea, orange peel, cinnamon flavor, ground cinnamon, apple pieces, apple flavor, cinnamon pieces, ground cloves. Contains natural flavors.

About Harney & Sons View company

Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

8 Tasting Notes

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This year I am really digging this tea. It is Hot Cinnamon Spice touched with a little mellow sweetness, and I have been moving towards it just about every morning. It’s giving me a lively little jolt, just what the doctor ordered.

ashmanra

I am so tempted to try this one again. I had a sampke years ago. I am loving the Apple Cinnamon Chai from Cuppageek.

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Sipdown!

I’m sipping on my last cup of this while I scroll through tasting notes and catch up on what everyone has been up to. I hope you are all well! I have to say I’m happy it’s Friday, and I’m happy that I have no plans this evening. For my own sanity I’m taking the weekend off from studying, so I’m almost giddy with the thought of having a weekend full of nothing to do. Except write tea notes… and read a book just for fun… yep, that’s all the excitement I require for the next few days!

Ok, tea note… This could easily be a fall/winter staple for me. It’s a lot like Hot Cinnamon Spice but with a bit of an apple note at the end of the sip. It’s perfect for cooler weather although I’d happily drink it year round. That said, there’s nothing overly special about this tea. There are a million cinnamon teas out there, and while this one is nice I do wish the apple was more flavor forward. I think that would take this from being a run of the mill tea to something truly special.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

I’m totally with you, more apple please! But a little apple is better than no apple at all, I suppose. ;)

ashmanra

Enjoy your weekend to the hilt!

tea-sipper

Yep, that was my Saturday — FUN reading a novel and reading tasting notes. :D

Veronica

Isn’t reading for fun the best? I love a good story that takes me completely out of my own head.

Martin Bednář

I wish I could read anything else but coursebooks!

tea-sipper

One day soon, Martin!

Veronica

Martin, a teacher told me years ago to read 25 pages of a novel while eating breakfast. It doesn’t take long, and even though it’s just a few pages it adds up quickly. That’s how I read most of my books that aren’t work or study related. I’ve found that it motivates me to get out of bed on time, it starts my day off in a relaxing way, and I’m able to finish between 15 to 24 books a year (depending on length). It’s such a simple thing, but it’s been great for me!

Mastress Alita

I’m a librarian, and I’m also a very slow reader! I find just using the 15 minute breaks at work help move a book along; admittedly, I now read a lot of graphic novels because I can read them quicker than novels (and have just been in sort of a “mood” for them!)

Martin Bednář

Veronica that sounds like a good idea :) I will certainly think about it. maybe some easy-reading books to come. But how I can choose books from library, when I can’t look into the books? (Libraries closed down here, curbside pickup possible)

Mastress Alita

We were on curbside for a long time (though open to public once again, but on slightly reduced hours). Our entire catalog is online and our bibliographic records have Library of Congress subject headings for each item, as well as (usually) the summary of the book (the same one you’d read off the back cover or the Amazon page). Holds could be placed directly through the website with a library card # (or we’d do it on behalf of a patron if they weren’t tech savvy and just called us). We also offered “surprise packs” where a patron could just say, “I like cozy mysteries!” or “I really like John Grisham novels!” and our reference department would pull 4-5 random items for that patron based on that info for pickup or delivery. That turned out to be a hit!

Martin Bednář

My library have catalog online as well, but I like picking the book from the shelf and decide there. Based on the cover, letter size, considering thickness of the book and so on. It is certainly harder to choose online.
Surprise packs are interesting idea and I think it was here for a moment too, but unfortunately often they have only one copy and they couldn’t offer it in hold. \So, hard to say what is best opinion… but certainly I will try to read something but coursebooks :)

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This tastes a lot like hot cinnamon spice. The main flavor is the spicy cinnamon. I don’t really notice the apple. Really it’s pretty indistinguishable from the other blend, though I haven’t had that one in a while. Not really a tea I would drink often since it’s pretty one dimensional to me.

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I picked this up the last time I was in store because I had never really tried an apple spice blend before and it smelled wonderful.
I tried it as just a normal hot tea and was not let down. It had a very warm apple cider feel, but with more spices and a stronger flavor.
I had a thought while sipping my second cup that this tea may make a wonderful ice cream!
So last night I set off on a culinary of making a no churn tea infused ice cream. That I then got to enjoy tonight (and surprise my boyfriend with some topped with homemade apple pie filling). The ice cream came out wonderful, creamy and had that same flavor I was looking for! Tasted up like the tea, and I only used 2 teaspoons worth of tea for the whole thing. While it was a little work to make it was worth it and something I now want to do with many of my other teas.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Cloves, Spices

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Work – 12:00 PM

I made a small order from Harney & Sons during their Cyber Monday sale – just this and one other tea. It was just under $13 total, which I found extremely reasonable for two 3-4 ounce tins.

I don’t normally enjoy sweetener in teas, but I do like Harney’s Hot Cinnamon Spice regardless of its very sweet taste. I guess because it reminds me of Red Hots or Hot Tamales, so the candylike sweetness sort of makes sense? That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

So this is basically Hot Cinnamon Spice with a bit of apple thrown in. It’s sweet candy cinnamon à la Red Hots. The apple is more subtle than I expected, and it comes in mostly at the end of the sip, once the strong and sweet cinnamon has calmed down a bit. It’s a bit of an apple cider / apple juice flavor, which I think is perfect for this application.

Overall, I do really like it, as I knew I would. It’s like Hot Cinnamon Spice +. ;)

Perfect for autumn & winter!

But keep in mind, if you don’t like Hot Cinnamon Spice, you definitely won’t like this one either!

Flavors: Apple, Candy, Cinnamon, Sugar, Sweet

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

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