Price: Sample (regular price - $6.50 for 50g. Also available in 100g and 250g packages)
Vendor: David’s Tea
Brewing Method: Per Instructed - 1 teaspoon of leaves, 1 cup of filtered water, heated to 200°F-205°F, steeped for 3 - 5 minutes
Overall Score: 4.1 out of 5
Turkish Delight is a blend of Turkish apple tea (black tea with dried apples) plus pistachios, almonds, and spices. This is a very colorful blend. The dry leaves smell fruity and sweet. I can see big chunks of dried apple and pistachios. There are also sliced almonds and other spices that can be seen throughout the blend. The aroma of the dry leaves is very pungent – everyone in the room will surely get a whiff of it and know it’s time for tea.
While brewing the tea smells equally as fruity as the dry leaves. It also has a spicy aroma floating in the background. The liquor is a pretty tan or copper color.
The taste is super sweet, brisk, and fruity. I can really taste the apple flavor with a little bit of heat or spiciness in the aftertaste. It is slightly nutty, but with two kinds of nuts in this blend I thought I would taste the nutty flavor a little more.
It is not bitter or astringent. It is actually very refreshing which makes me wonder what this tea would taste like when iced.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009