Now that fall is on it’s way, it’s time to start searching for my fall and winter teas to stock up on like a squirrel caching their food supply. The cold weather always means I’m spending money on tea to keep myself warm at home and at work, so there should be no surprise that I ordered a bunch of new tea from David’s Tea. I ordered 250 grams of Mint to Be (which I already reviewed here), Spiced Apple, and The Fall Collection (which is a box that consists of 5 teas: Cranberry Orange Muffin, Pumpkin Chai, Honeycrisp Apple, Peanut Butter Cup, Nutty by Nature, and 20 tea filters).
I haven’t tried the new Tea Matchmaker on the David’s Tea website yet, but I usually never go by what mood I’m in, it’s usually what I’m craving or, if I have NO idea what I’m craving, I’ll usually open all my tea and sniff them until I find one that feels “right” for the moment. It also depends on what time of day it is. If it’s after work, I stay away from all caffeinated tea and go with the herbals, like right now.
Since the leaves are turning brilliant shades of yellows, oranges, and reds, I have been craving the sweet comfort of spiced apple cider without the calories. I love apple cider, which I only allow myself to have when I am craving it. However, I don’t always want to have lots of sugar in my diet so this Spiced Apple tea seemed like the perfect bet for me.
When I opened the package, I was hit with the spices of cinnamon, cloves, and star anise. I knew that I wanted this tea right now! Now, I’m sitting at the computer with my cup of Spiced Apple tea, writing this review. The tea isn’t sweet, but it’s packed with enough flavor to satisfy my craving. I like that I can add my own sweetness with sugar or honey and it brings out more flavor in the tea. The cloves and star anise don’t overpower the tea at all, it actually blends well with the other ingredients: apples, figs, chicory, cardamom, and black pepper. The cinnamon and black pepper give it a small kick as an after taste, but that just makes it more enjoyable. The website says it’s like a “hug in a cup,” which I agree with, but I also feel like it’s a cuddle fest on a rainy/snowy day in front of the fireplace. Ahhh, relaxing with your significant other on the couch, cuddled under a blanket and watching the snow fall or listening to the rain…Ahhh…That’s how amazing this tea is! There’s a punch, but not too extreme, and it’s not too sweet for my taste. It’s perfect. This is a tea that I’m definitely going to order more of next month, since I’ll probably be drinking this nearly every day from now now. Hah.
Another great tea by David’s Tea. Thank you! I was not disappointed at all! I highly recommend this tea if you are looking for something similar to apple cider, without the calories! Happy steeping.