I was a bit hesitant to try this tea when I first received it (as part of the tea gift swap that is hosted by the Tea Review Blog forums!) mainly because I am not particularly fond of chamomile. However, I must admit that I was very pleasantly surprised by the flavor of this offering from Twinings.
The scent of the unbrewed tea is subtle and sweet, with just a hint of fruit fragrance. Upon brewing the tea, the aroma develops into a beautiful apple scent, with just a touch of cinnamon. This translates into the flavor as well: the tea tastes like fresh apples with a sprinkling of cinnamon and just a whisper of ginger, which the flavor of the chamomile nicely accentuates rather than overpowers.
Twinings of London describes this tea as
A calming blend of Egyptian chamomile with delicate apple.
Create a calming moment with the enticing aroma of premium Egyptian chamomile blossoms, delicately blended with the finest crisp apples. These two well loved flavours come together to bring you a delicious and soothing cup of herbal tea.
The pairing of the apple and the chamomile is ideal, and the cinnamon and ginger are not pungent, but very gentle, to create a very soft, soothing blend that is very comforting. A small amount of sweetener will enhance the more subtle flavors in this blend.
This is a delicious tea to enjoy at the end of a long day. And at just under three dollars for a box, it’s a bargain to boot!