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The Tea Centre Apple Pie Black Tea

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On the rare occa­sion that D was in the City, I took the chance to tag along and take him with me to check out the selec­tion at The Tea Centre in the Piccadilly Centre.

One of the teas on the back wall that caught my eye was The Tea Centre Apple Pie Black Tea. I love apple pie, but I also knew that any­thing apple pie fla­voured would come with cin­na­mon notes, so was wary of pur­chas­ing blindly. But the staff were exceed­ingly help­ful — after giv­ing me a sniff of the tea she explained that the taste of cin­na­mon was rather masked by the oth­er fla­vours in this tea, and offered sniffs of altern­at­ives where cin­na­mon was more pro­nounced. The staff cer­tainly knew what they were selling, which was impress­ive!

This tea smells and tastes much like a deli­cious apple pie drizzled with car­a­mel sauce. The apple notes — from dried apple pieces — are fresh, the cin­na­mon is subtle (as prom­ised) and the car­a­mel rounds off the fla­vour of the tea to some­thing deli­ciously homey — it’s lightly sweet with a pleas­ant nutty fla­vour. The black tea isn’t bit­ter but pleas­antly con­trib­utes to a dark­er car­a­mel fla­vour — I couldn’t ima­gine this tea using any oth­er tea as the base.

This bag of The Tea Centre Apple Pie Black Tea con­tained 50 g. The tea ori­gin­ated in Sri Lanka was pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2015.