Review: The Necessiteas Caramel Dipped Apple

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Thumbs up!"I did really enjoy the natural apple flavor the tea provided and that alone makes this tea quite tasty."
Erika’s Teaview: 7/10
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necessiteas-caramel-apple.jpgA great tasting dessert tea can be hard to find and with a multitude of companies jockeying for our attention, it can be a challenge to narrow down the options.  When I’m in the mood for a unique dessert tea, a few select companies come to mind.  The Necessiteas is always high on my personal list, as quality ingredients and surprising combinations seem to be their forte.  I was happy to see a few blends on the sample list and requested them right away.

Upon opening the package, I was met with huge chunks of apple, hefty spheres of caramel, cloves, and ginger pieces over a green tea base.  Steeping instructions were provided on the sample packet, but were a little vague with the recommended water temperature.  I went with one heaping teaspoon in 180-degree water and a three-minute steep.  As I patiently waited, the scent of the leaves reminded me of spiced apple cider rather than caramel apple.  The liquor brewed to a golden hue with very little aroma wafting from the cup.

While the ingredients of this blend attempt to replicate a caramel apple, the actual flavor reminds me more of a semi-sweet apple cider.  I found the caramel aspect of the tea to be the most lacking, but perhaps my particular teaspoon’s worth didn’t contain an individual caramel piece.  I decided to try a second cup, and this time, I scooped out a ball of caramel and added it in.  The liquor of the second cup was very cloudy and the caramel was a bit more pronounced, but not overly so.  I did really enjoy the natural apple flavor the tea provided and that alone makes this tea quite tasty.  Overall, I enjoyed the cup and I would definitely have it again.

— To purchase The Necessiteas Caramel Dipped Apple, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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