Garden of Eden Tea from Praise Tea Company

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Praise Tea

Product Description:

Black tea with apple, mango, peach, papaya, orange peel and tropical fruit. Stunningly energetic tea, combines the lush tropical richness & colors of summer fruits. A superb iced tea. Indulge your taste buds.

Tasters Review:

I know you shouldn’t judge a tea by it’s name but I at least get excited about a tea and trying a tea based on the name, sometimes, I’m not going to lie!  This is one of those teas!

The INTENSE Aroma of Garden of Eden Tea from Praise Tea is what hits  you as soon as you open the bag!  It’s mostly mango scented but you can tell there are other smells IN there too!  But that Mango really hit me!  Good for me – I adore mango!

The taste is great!  Although it tastes much different than it smells.  ALL the fruit flavors blend together nicely and nothing really steps in front of the other flavors by too much.

For the 2nd infusion I could taste the peach more tho!  Both infusions the black tea was bold and and flavors were wonderful!

Delicious!

 

Vermont Maple Tea from Teavana

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Fruit & Spice Melangé

Where to Buy:  This tea is no longer available from Teavana

Company Description:

This herbal tisane tastes of crisp apples, toasted almonds, and cinnamon all sweetened with a rich natural maple syrup taste. Drink year round to remind yourself of chilly winters around the hearth.

Taster’s Review:

I admit that I have a weakness when it comes to maple.  So, naturally, this tisane was very appealing to me.

The maple flavor here is blended with the flavors of cinnamon and apple and a faint hint of almond.  The combination is truly wonderful.  The cinnamon notes are spicy, but not “red hot” hot – perhaps its the maple that curbs some of the spicier tones of the cinnamon.  The apple offers a sweet smoothness to the overall cup – and it’s a bit like apple cider with a heavy infusion of maple flavor.

But what is wonderful about it is that even though it is sweet, it is not cloying.  It has a wonderful, warming taste that is truly comforting.

A friend sent me some of this tea, and as I sit here sipping it, I can’t help but feel a little wistful that it is no longer available.  It is one of the best teas/tisanes I’ve tried from Teavana.

Guiltless Apple Pie from Element Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos & Honeybush

Where to Buy:  Element Tea

Company Description:

This sin-free delicious dessert tea is perfect for any autumn day when you crave Apple Pie the most. You can literally taste the warm sliced apples and pastry in your cup. Yum!

Ingredients: Green Honeybush, Green Rooibos, Apple Bits, Raisins, Hazelnut, Flavoring Bits

Taster’s Review:

This tea smells so good.  The dry leaf smells like a nutty apple pie.  The brewed liquor smells a little less like pie but a little more of the apple scent comes through, and I can still smell the nutty scent.  It smells like a homemade apple pie and evokes memories of visits to gramma’s house.

Mmm!  This is delicious.

Let me start with the base of honeybush and rooibos.  Using green honeybush and green rooibos for this blend is GENIUS for a couple of reasons.  First, the green (or unoxidized) varieties of these two herbs tends to be lighter and fresher tasting.  The green varieties also tend to have a little less of the woodsy flavor that these two leaves are known to have, and instead, the flavor tends to lean a little towards the fruity side.  There is still a light woodsy flavor to it, but, because there is also a somewhat fruity nature to the taste, it lends itself well to a fruity dessert tea such as this.

Second, I have found that in a blend containing both rooibos and honeybush, that the honey-like quality of the honeybush tends to tame that funky sweet aftertaste of the rooibos quite well.  By using both of these two leaves in the blend, Element Tea has managed to cancel out the funky taste of the rooibos while keeping a light, fruity taste and a honey-esque sweetness that complements the overall profile of this tisane very well.

But, enough with all the technical talk… let’s start talking about how this tea tastes!  Put very simply, it tastes just as the name implies:  it tastes like apple pie in a tea cup!  The apple and raisins lend a sweet and well-rounded fruit flavor to the tisane, while the hazelnut offers a nutty taste.  I can taste a pastry flavor to this too, it is slightly buttery.  The nutty taste from the hazelnuts elevates the buttery quality and gives it a very nice, nutty crust like taste.

YUMMY!  This tea is true to its name.  It’s a great way to have your pie and drink it too!

Skala from da.u.de

Tea Type: Rooibos

Where To Buy: da.u.de

Product Description:

The aroma on this tisane is undeniably sweet. Medium bodied blend inspired by the berry colors of my room at Dar Skala in Asilah.

Green Rooibos, Cranberry, Apple, Rhubarb, Red Currant, Hibiscus, Blue Mallow Blossoms.

Herbal

Steeping Time: 7 minutes

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Tasters Review:

The dry ingredients smell Marvelous!

Most of these ingredients I wouldn’t normally choose in an herbal because I usually don’t care for full flavor tarty herbals…but…this one was so much different than the others I have tried!

Based on the ingredients and being able to see everything obviously when looking at it…and the powerful smell I really thought this would be tart, but, altho it’s quite juicy and fruity it’s more of a smooth and pleasant herbal and it just maybe because of the green rooibos pairing!?

Not sure…but what ever da.u.de did with this blend I sure do like it! So much so that I might just have to say this is my FAVORITE Fruity Herbal I have ever had…and guess what…it has hibiscus in it! BUT…it doesn’t seem to be bothering me!

I’m so surprised with this one!  They really did a great job on this!  It’s great both HOT and COLD!

Again…I just can’t get over how much I like this one (based on the ingredients and my previous attempts with other brands and ended up being not so good).

2 Thumbs Up!

Cranberry Apple from Design a Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Design a Tea

Company Description:

Editor’s Note:  This was a custom blend sample from Design a Tea.  If you’d like to try it, you can order your own sample here… just select rooibos as your base, and the flavors of cranberry and apple, and tell ‘em the SororiTEA Sisters sent you!  ~Liberteas

Taster’s Review:

Mmmmmm… this is a very tasty flavored rooibos tea.  The apple and cranberry combination is traditionally very autumnal, but, this tea tastes fresh and lively – and one that I’d be happy to enjoy year round!

The flavor is sweet – I’m not getting a whole lot of tartness that I expected from the cranberry… there is a slight tangy note, but nothing that I’d call sour or even tart.  Since I’m not a particular fan of a strong tartness or sour tasting teas – I’m quite enjoying the lack of it in this tisane.

The apple essence is smooth and sweet tasting.  It actually tastes a bit like apple juice with a little something extra… not quite one of the cran-apple juice, but, more like an apple-cranberry juice, if you know what I mean.

Overall, this is a very tasty rooibos blend.  It is not readily available on the Design a Tea website as a signature blend, however, if it is one that you’d like to try, you can order two free samples and you can choose this combination if you’d like… or get creative and concoct your own tea blend (simply pay $1.00 for shipping, and you’ll receive 2 samples of your choice and a $2.00 off coupon for your next order).

If you do decide to create your own blend – and I hope you do! – please stop by and leave me a comment and let me know what you’ve tried… I love to hear your tasty ideas!

Sencha Apple from Urban Tea

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Urban Tea

Product Description:

Antioxidant rich Chinese Sencha green tea together with juicy apple pieces, bright safflower petals and succulent pear flavoring makes a mouth-watering, healthful green tea. When steeped, this green tea yields a light yellow liquor with a fresh, sweet taste. Who needs dessert when you’ve got a guilt-free Sencha Apple green tea? Serve hot or iced, both are simply delicious!

Ingredients

  • Green tea, apple, safflower, natural pear flavoring.
  • Origin: Sourced from the finest ingredients grown in China and USA

Tasters Review:

This is a lovely Apple Sencha!  I tried this one both hot and cold and enjoyed them both very much. I can taste primarily the apple but can also pick up on the pear, too…I think the pear PAIRS with the apple nicely and just enhances the overall apple flavor in this.

It’s sweet, fruity, and mouth-watering!

Apple Mint Tea from McNulty’s

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: McNulty’s

Product Description:

Black Tea blended with Apple and Mint

Tasters Review:

Apple Mint Tea from McNulty’s looks and smells like Black Tea with Apple and Mint….so I guess that means it lives up to it’s description.

The color of liquid post infusion is that of a black tea…medium to medium-dark brown, I would say.

I chose this one because I cannot think of ever trying a black tea with both apple and mint in this way before.

You can certainly tell it’s a flavored black when you taste it and the apple is a nice touch – the Mint is refreshing and just enough without being too much.

Apple Mint Tea from McNulty’s really surprised me. It’s fragrant and tasty all the way thru! Another nice offering from McNulty’s!

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