DAVIDsTEA Fall Collection Review: Persian Apple
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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:
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."
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.
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.
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.
When I enjoyed this tea hot, I loved it. I definitely prefer it hot which surprised me because I usually prefer fruity teas iced!
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.
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! 🙂
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