This is a very apple-y tea! Chamomile and apple are a great natural pair. (Did you know that the Spanish word for apple is manzana, and Spanish for chamomile is manzanilla, little apple?) Combining the two with spices traditionally associated with apples makes for a taste much like spiced cider. Fewer calories than spiced cider, too! (Though probably also somewhat fewer vitamins.) It’s a great combination for late evenings in the winter, times when you’d think of a mug of mulled cider but don’t want to ingest anything too acidic late at night.
Since this tisane is in the convenient form of tea bags, it’s also easy to make late at night, when you might not want to fiddle with infusers and teapots, or with making up a cheesecloth bag of mulling spices for your cider. (It occurs to me, though I haven’t tried it, that you could probably make a quick version of mulled cider simply by steeping this teabag in heated apple juice instead of water, if you wanted to and didn’t happen to have pre-made bags of mulling spices…)
Twinings says about this tea:
Our regular readers know I’m a sucker for cardamom in any form, but really, I think it’s objective fact, not just my opinion, that cardamom accentuates the sweetness of apples better than any other spice!