|"In the mug, it still smelled incredible, but on the palate, all I could taste was an overripe golden, or maybe red delicious apple skin."|
Let me start by saying that I love the Necessiteas as a company. Linsey is my go-to when I’m craving something comforting after a meal, but don’t want to deal with the added calories. She’s saved me from many a cookie with her chocolate and cinnamon creations! Some of my favorites include both Vanilla and Cherry Cola as well as Cinnamon Bear and Orange Creamsicle. Sadly, this one did not hit the nail on the head for me.
Necessitea’s samples are always my favorite. They are packaged so neatly, with clear instructions and enough to enjoy 2-3 cups of tea. Caramel Dipped Apple I thought would be a great evening cup, something without much caffeine that I can enjoy right before bed. After all, it smelled amazing. The dry leaves boast the addition of ginger, cinnamon, caramel and apple flavors. I brewed it in my over the cup tea infuser for the recommended three minutes.
In the mug, it still smelled incredible, but on the palate, all I could taste was an overripe golden, or maybe red delicious apple skin. All of the beautiful spice and caramel completely fell flat in my mug. I added a bit of Stevia, hoping to brighten the more subtle flavors, sadly, this didn’t work either. The tea did get better once I let it cool completely. I was able to taste more cinnamon and the over powering apple skin fell away. This is my first disappointment from the brand, hopefully just a fluke and future samples will be as interesting as I have come to expect!
— To purchase The Necessiteas Caramel Dipped Apple Rooibos, 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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