Thursday, October 31, 2013

Handmade Tea Winterfylleth

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Leaf Appearance: small, black with lots of juicy apple pieces
Ingredients: black tea, cinnamon bark chips, Fuji apples
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Steeper
Liquor: reddish brown

Although I enjoy all of the teas that I get from +Handmade Tea, the blends I look forward to the most are the ones that come around the holidays. Christmas seems to have come early with this blend as it is a festive blend of black tea, cinnamon and apples. These are a few of my favorite things! I won't burst into song but there was some jumping up and down when I opened the box. The fuji apple pieces were so fresh that they were downright squishy and I definitely found myself nibbling some pieces. Overall the taste was spicy and sweet with earthy undertones. It was a supremely comforting cup and I will be bringing the rest of this bag to cheer me up at the office. Even though the weather is turning chilly and I loved this hot, I really want to try it as an iced tea. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you want unique blends delivered to you on a monthly basis I strongly recommend Handmade Tea.

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