Green Apple and Melissa tea


If you remember some of my previous posts, you know that I like testing new stuff. This time I taste test another tea! It’s with green apples and Melissa, and I was really excited to check it out!

You can head over to this post to read more on tea in Romania, so I won’t have to repeat things.

You probably also remember I taste tested another tea flavor, with sour cherries and vanilla. That one was really full of flavor. How is this new tea then?

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The packaging is standard for the teas we can find here. The aroma is yet again a rather fancy one, compared to the teas Romanians traditionally drink.

Reading the list of ingredients, i get quite disappointed that the green apples come only in the 4th position, and just at 5%. The Mellisa plant is the last one.

Upon opening the box, the fragrance is quite strong. I can feel both the green apple and the Melissa. However, the apple scent is a bit fake? reminds me of the dishwashers that have this scent. The thing is, I haven’t smelled green apples in a long time – it must have something to do with how much farmers spray fruits to grow faster. But that’s not what we’re talking about now.

So i boiled some water and brewed a cup. In this case a glass, so i can take a decent picture of the tea and its color.

As expected, the tea turned out a shade of red. It’s not as red as the sour cherry tea, or most other fruity teas. I like this shade, and since there’s hibiscus in it, of course it would become red.

The fragrance of this tea is also quite strong, mostly of apples. The taste though – i find it a bit unusual. It’s not bad, just unusual. So far i drank it hot, but maybe it’s less weird if i let it chill first?

However, I don’t think i’ll drink cold tea – i rarely like it. I find cold tea to be too watery and missing its fragrance.

Bottom line is that I would not recommend this tea, unless you want to drink something different that you may have not tried before.

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