Spiced Apple Cider

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Apple, Carob, Chicory Root, Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Orange Peels, Plum Flavor, Rooibos
Rooibos, Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Apple, Artificial, Cloves, Sugar, Sweet, Brown Sugar, Honey, Apple Candy, Plum
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 6 g 12 oz / 362 ml

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Capture the soothing and inviting essence of hot apple cider with this aromatic rooibos filled with fruits and spices. Crisp apple and juicy plum blend temptingly with cinnamon, chicory, and sweet carob for a cup full of flavor that envelops the senses in comfort and joy.

Sweet cinnamon & apple balanced with bright hibiscus, orange, & a hint of plum

Use 1.5 teaspoons of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to just at boiling (208 degrees/98 degrees Celsius) and steep for 5-6 minutes. For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.

Ingredients:Cinnamon, red rooibos, chicory root, plum pieces (plum, rice flour), apple slices, carob pieces, hibiscus flowers, artificial flavoring, apple pieces, orange peels

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51 Tasting Notes

2291 tasting notes

This is SO sweet.

Cinnamon candy. A little hibiscus/chicory/orange peel aftertaste.

But mostly cinnamon.

I don’t hate it, and it only cost me something like $1.50 for the 50g, so I consider it worth a try.

But… apple? Nope. No apple here.

Edit: Oh. Weird. Oh gross weird omg whyyyyyy. I pulled some Kale Chips out of the oven and gently salted them with Magic Mushroom Powder (ha!) and then sipped this tea. Sooooo gross! But I can taste the apple like this. :/

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

No apple? Suddenly I’m glad I skipped this one.


This was all kinds of no for me because it was cloyingly sweet but one of my best friend loves it. However, $1.50 for 50g of a Teavana tea is definitely worth a try if it is something that interests you.


It gets super gross as it cools, too. Hibiscus-cinnamon tea. I will try cold brewing it. :D


Worst comes to worse you can swap it out for something better :)


Blech, so much I dislike in one tea…ha!

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343 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking this all week and I finished the 2oz (semi-sipdown since I have more). I don’t think I’ve ever finished that amount of tea in such a short amount of time – though this is rather heavy! I’ve been loving this mixed with pretty much any kind of vanilla or nutty rooibos. It’s great on its own, but when you add a teaspoon of a creamy rooibos, you get the cream taste at the end of the sip which is lovely.

At the rate I’m going, I’m going to finish the 8oz in less than a month… so I might have ordered more. Oops.


Darn, now I regret not picking this one up :(


@Yvonne: It’s still in stock on their website. =)

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1220 tasting notes

Looks super pretty, but kind of like potpourri.

Tastes exactly like you might imagine steeped potpourri water would taste.


Good to see you drinking tea again :) Scared of trying that one, I cannot imagine how potpourri will taste like when steeped, lol.


Do u taste the rooibos?


nope, cinnamon is far too strong and actually numbs my tongue. I get something oddly floral that just ruins it, otherwise it tastes like cider.


Oh, the horror.

Rob Rauschenberg

I sampled at Teavana… it is like a cinnamon drink, not a red tea.


Terrible Terrible tea

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6444 tasting notes

So this is the fourth Teavana tea I am trying from my order and it is the third that I am highly unimpressed with. I mean for a tea called SPICED apple cider you would expect some spice but there is an overpowering sweetness from the cinnamon that is just so unpleasant. Maybe next time less steeping would correct that issue but for now I am seriously debating about pouring out the cup.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Oh no! That doesn’t sound like the greatest order. I hope it starts looking up :)


Yeah Teavana is really not doing it for me tonight. The three teas I have not liked are the ones I was most excited about. I am just finding them way to sweet and incredibly oily. And for the cost of Teavana’s teas I was really expecting more from them.


Luckily I also have swaps that I can try and they all seem to be much more delightful teas.


Well yay for swaps at least :) That is really too bad. I have a Teavana store handy but the minimum 50g has always turned me off and I’ve only really tried swaps of their teas.


well if you want to try some of these teas despite my horrendous reviews I can add some to your package which I unfortunately have not sent out yet due to a paper I have due tomorrow.


I may pass. You can slip in a cup if you’re desperate to get rid of them :P I understand the paper, I’m in six classes this term and three labs, so no worries there :)


Ouch, that certainly seems like a handful. And I would slip some in had I not just discovered we are running dangerously low on ziplocs…ooops! Well I will just add that to things to do tomorrow once the paper is submitted.

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1737 tasting notes

To celebrate our latest blizzard, I brewed up a big Bodum of Teavana Spiced Apple Cider. This was a sip-down since I used half the package to ensure a full apple cider experience.

This batch brought back memories of the hot spiced wine prepared by my dad at Christmastime. Warm and satisfying, like sitting in front of a crackling fire

Boiling 8 min or more 6 g 32 OZ / 946 ML

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30 tasting notes

Oh no, oh no,

oh no!

Today I learnt an important lesson: — check reviews before purchasing a tea that is seventy-five percent off at Teavana. This does that mean sale teas are inherently terrible, but this does not mean sale teas are inherently good. It is always worth asking for second opinion from non-employees.

Today makes the first time I have ever not finished a cup of tea and now I have little over two ounces of Spiced Apple Cider to figure out what to do with. I’m not happy.


205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Teavana are evil.


Put it up on the cswap list or take it away list, someone may want it you never know.


What made you hate it?

Crystal O.

It had a very bitter and unpleasurable taste? I don’t know how to describe it. I just had bad reaction when I started drinking it. :(

Crystal O.

Also thank you for the advice!


You welcome! It’s too bad that they don’t allow you to purchase smaller sizes. I’m always hesitant about teavana because at least near me the samples are so sweet they actually make me feel ill. Try to swap it if you can at least then you may be able to sample one or two teas you might like.

Abby Noelle

That’s interesting, Sammie made this for me before and it turned out great, thought she works there, therefore, she scoops it up on the tea. Lol

Crystal O.

I’m gonna try it again then, but would you want my remaining tea afterwards?

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42 tasting notes

I want to hate Teavana. Really, I try. I want to go against the mainstream Starbucks hipsters and rub elbows with the underground tea snob hipsters. But the truth is, Teavana’s tea simply satisfies. So, shoot me.

I love cinnamon… Cinnamon sticks, cinnamon oil, ground cinnamon… It’s kinda my “thang.” I also love hibiscus and fruit in my tea. And I like my tea sweet (sometimes). This tea meets all of my criteria! Potpourri? Maybe. But it sure is some damn good potpourri. I’m in love.

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377 tasting notes

So my taste buds must be completely different than everyone else. I picked this one up a while back I got roped into the fall blends. I’ve been really enjoying rooibos lately since I’ve dropped my daily caffeine intake by about 80%. I really like this one. I’m not sure if I would say that it tastes like spiced apple cider. There are hints of apple, citrus, and hibiscus. I’m not sure why when it comes to herbals there seems to be an abundance of hibiscus. That may very well be the tea blending question of the century. What this tea really reminds of is mulled wine. I find that rooibos reminds me a lot like wine. There is a comfort factor with this. Warming up next to a fire after a hayride or playing in the snow. I think this one is good, but not outstanding. 2 teaspoons 8oz cup is what I have found to be the best proportions.

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

I had the exact same image—of a crackling fire—while drinking this cider infusion! ;-)

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987 tasting notes

This isn’t bad, and I’m sipping it right now. However, I notice that as it cools down, it’s really intensely sweet (yes, I did add a little cane sugar, but it tastes different from cane sugar).

It tastes like stevia, actually. Did they start adding stevia to this?

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50 tasting notes

I like Teavana Tea. I just think it tends to be overpriced and I always get someone at the store who tries to sell me something I don’t want, even after I tell them that 3 times! When I walk by a store, I can not resist stopping however, and like I said, I do like their tea. I go in and buy this tea, and the salesman puts 4ounces in a bag. I tell him I only want 2ounces, and he takes a little out and asks if that is good, no I say, 2 ounces still-3.4, 2.8, 2.4-REALLY I say! I get the tea home, look inside, I realize that I have an unusually large # of cinnamon sticks in my mix. REALLY, I say again. This tea was good. I can get good tea for about half of what I paid for this however. Would I buy it again, I am not sure, if the sales experience was the same, probably not. I am not going to lie, I know I will buy more Teavana Tea, this one will just not be on the top of my list. I can buy cinnamon sticks and add them to things when I brew, just like they do. Sorry, but it is true.

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