DAVIDsTEA Fall Collection Review: Persian Apple

by Meg on September 18, 2012

Oh. My. Goodness. 

Could you be any sweeter? 

Honestly, I have to thank you so much for your support about my new training plan

I like posting vlogs, but I was nervous about that one for some reason. All of the vlogs I've done it the past have either been of me demonstrating an exercise or how to make one of my favourites recipes. This vlog was different for me, though! I was just talking about myself, so I wasn't sure what the response would be like, but I couldn't be more happy! I am so happy that I decided to share my exciting news with you on a Marvelous Monday because my day truly was marvelous all because of you! :)

I'm really excited to meet up with my trainer today; I think this just might be one of the best days of my life! :) I meet with him at 10:30 and will be home by noon, but before I go and get my sweat on I wanted to start the first of five posts on DAVIDsTEA's fall tea collection

Every season DAVIDsTEA releases a collection of 5 teas specifically made for that particular season. I love this aspect of DAVIDsTEA, but I especially love the fall collections as I prefer spicier teas to fruity which are more popular in the spring and summer collections. 

The five teas released in the 2012 fall collection are Banana Nut Bread, Indian Summer, Organic Persian Apple, Pumpkin Spice, and Toasted Marshmallow. 

Today, I will be reviewing Organic Persian Apple

Organic Persian Apple is a green tea and contains the following ingredients:

Green tea

Apple

Pistachio

Almond

Rose petals

Natural and artificial flavouring

The following statement is how DAVIDsTEA describes this tea:

"Apple pie, turning leaves, crackling fires – fall is all about familiar comforts. But it’s also a season for daydreaming. Cozied up in front of the fire with a hot mug of tea and a good book, our minds often wander to adventures in faraway lands. From the first cup of this exotic tea, you’ll find yourself dreaming about the intrigue and romance of ancient Persia. An alluring blend of green tea, apple, pistachios and rose petals, one sip is all it takes to whisk you away."

Fragrance
When I opened the bag of tea I could smell the rose petals immediately. Since the smell of rose petals was quite strong, I was unsure how I would like this tea, but I tested it out anyway! (Obviously… ;))

When brewed, the smell of rose petals was not as strong which made me happy. The tea actually smelled like apples when brewed. 

Steeping Time
I didn't want the tea to turn bitter, so I steeped the tea for a total of 4 minutes which was the perfect amount of time! There was no bitterness to the tea at all, but over brewing would definitely produce some bitterness due to the green tea leaves and rose petals. 

Flavour
Because I steeped this tea for an appropriate amount of time, the tea was smooth and had no bitterness. The most prominent flavour was apple, but there was a slight hint of rose petals. 

Personally, I am not a fan of flowery teas, but this particular tea had just the right amount of "flowery-ness." 

Although this tea contains both pistachios and almonds, it wasn't very nutty, but I still enjoyed it very much. 

I think this tea is sweet enough from the apples that it does not require any added sweetener. 

Hot Tea
When I enjoyed this tea hot, I loved it. I definitely prefer it hot which surprised me because I usually prefer fruity teas iced!

Iced Tea
When I tried this tea iced, I was not impressed, but I think that may have been because it was over brewed (I sampled an iced version of this tea in the DAVIDsTEA store.) As I mentioned above, I do prefer this tea served hot as opposed to iced – it is more comforting that way. 

Uses
Since this tea has a low caffeine content, you could enjoy it whenever. It would definitely be a good tea to have when sitting by the fire in the evening :)

Overall I really enjoyed this tea and am happy I gave it a second chance because the first time I had it I found it much too bitter. So, if you do purchase this tea make sure to steep it for approximately 4 minutes so it does not become bitter. 

I hope you enjoyed this review! There are four more to come! :)

Did you enjoy this review?

Have you tried Organic Persian Apple yet?

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twosaucysisters September 18, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Ummmm…. so I think we need to have a tea date soon?? :)

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Meg September 19, 2012 at 9:02 AM

YES

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness September 18, 2012 at 7:31 AM

That tea sounds so amazing! I’m going to have to check out David’s Tea! Good luck with the trainer today! Have a blast!

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Linz September 18, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Yum! That does sound like the perfect fall tea!!

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julie September 18, 2012 at 8:38 AM

oh my lorrrrrrd that tea sounds fantastic! i just came across a cacao mint this past weekend at teavana and i can’t stop thinking about it! i need to get my butt back there this weekend and actually buy some!

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Meg September 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Get it and tell me what you think. DAVIDsTEA has a few cocoa mint ones and I love them

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables September 18, 2012 at 9:29 AM

That sounds delicious!! I can’t wait to have a tea skype date!

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Meg September 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Oh my goodness me either <3

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Lisa September 18, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I tried that tea when I met up with my Dad last week. It was so delicious!! I definitely have to say Pumpkin Chai is my favourite thus far though! Obviously it would be though;)
I’m going back again tomorrow, so I’ll have to try the other two!

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Meg September 19, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Banana nut bread is my fav ;) Pumpkin Chai is second ;)

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Heather @ Better With Veggies September 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I have got to order some tea from David’s tea, you make it sound so amazing!

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Meg September 19, 2012 at 9:04 AM

you definitely do need to make an online order :)

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Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail) September 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM

LOVE DAVIDS TEA! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Have a great workout today! xo

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Meg September 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM

we’ll have to have a tea date some time soon ok, love?

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish September 18, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I’ve never seen nuts in a tea blend! How exciting!! Even though the pistachios and almonds didn’t add much flavor, I love the idea of adding them to the mix. I think I’d LOVE this tea, especially since there is natural sweetness derived from apples. Mmm.

I’m really looking forward to your reviews on the Banana Bread, Pumpkin Spice and Toasted Marshmallow (<–how do they accomplish this flavor?!) teas as well!

Love you. <3 xoxo

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Meg September 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM

oh my goodness, sis – DAVIDsTEA has SO many teas with nuts! You would love it.

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betterwithsprinklesblog September 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Excited for the toasted marshmallow review, that one sounds amazing!

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Meg September 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM

I’ll do that one next JUST for you ;)

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betterwithsprinklesblog September 19, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Yay!! I’ll have to hit up Davids when I’m in London over Thanksgiving! :-)

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Kimberly @ Redefining Kim September 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM

The tea sounds lovely. Reading all of your tea reviews has me wanting to sip on my own cup – but it is still 90+ degrees here which is a tad too warm for tea. But as soon as cooler weather moves in, I am going to be a tea sipping girl!

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sloanepitman September 18, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I wish we had DAVIDsTEA in Knoxville! The closest thing we have is Teavana…but I did discover the other day that one of my fave bfast spots makes and sells its own special tea blends, so I’m pretty excited to try some of those! The persian apple sounds perfectly fall-y :)

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Meg September 19, 2012 at 9:07 AM

TEAVANA is still a great brand! :)

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Ashley Mammel September 18, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Sounds so yummy! I was just introduced to David’s Tea for the first time this summer, and now I can definitely see why you love it so much!! :)

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Meg September 19, 2012 at 9:07 AM

do you have a favourite? :)

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