Cranberry Apple Herbal Tea

61
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4 ratings
Picture of Cranberry Apple Herbal Tea
Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Herbal Tea
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Cranberry Apple Herbal Tea

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 17, 2015

Commercial Description

This blend has a full bodied character with crisp tartness coming from the cranberry and hibiscus balanced well with the sweet fruit notes of apple pieces. Chamomile adds to the sweet notes that play through the blend as well as adding to the fullness of body making for a robust herbal tea...

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Most Bigelow teas I've tried, I've never bought, thanks to hotels, restaurants and conferences. This one was no exception. I don't care for cranberry as a flavor, so you wouldn't catch me plunking down even a couple bucks at the Wal-Mart clearance bin for any herbal tea named after cranberries. Fortunately there is so little in this tea that it is almost undetectable in smell or taste. For me that's a positive! For others the name may be irritatingly misleading, since it contains the word "Cranberry" first and foremost.

In the spirit of the Celestial Seasonings "Zinger" line, this is a mix heavily dominated by hibiscus and rose hips that lend an overall color, flavor and body reminiscent of fruit punch. The apple is much more apparent in the dry-bag aroma (which also is somewhat earthy and grassy) than the taste, and I can pick it up in the wet-bag scent also. This is a sweet, smooth tea, not at all what I expected, and I like it quite a bit. It should make a fine iced beverage alone, or as fruity flavoring for a black tea when making a big jug of iced tea.

Regrettably, however, because it is marketed as a cranberry-flavored herbal tea, I do have to deduct a little from the ratings points for its lack of a flavor that don't like. That's not something you'll see written very often. ;-)
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Reviewer pic62 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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The smell of the dry tea bag is, per the name, cranberry and apple. The flavor of the tea is quite different, though, being predominantly hibiscus and rose hips. After the initial tart rush, the apple comes out. It tastes quite nice, like the apple peel flavor of freeze-dried apple chips. If I try, I can taste a little cranberry in the background, but not enough to justify putting it in the name, let alone first.

I rather like this particular tea, but then again, I like hibiscus and rose hips (in fact, I often drink a blend of just those two ingredients). The apple sweetness smooths out the tartness quite well. I just think the tea's poorly named.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
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Had this at a restaurant - not bad but not my fave. A bright cranberry top note and a hint of apples underneath. OK. Caffeine free. Inexpensive and easy to find. Smells better than it tastes. (Potpourri ish).
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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Aroma: Sharp acidity from the cranberries, quickly followed by faint cinnamon; perhaps the apples playing a trick on my mind?

Flavor: Zing! Familiar hibiscus with some added cranberry zip. Very nice. Clean and astringent, but not bitter. Ever so slight sweetness.

Not terribly expensive, and widely available. Free at many offices (my own included).

Overall - a good afternoon pick-me-up when it's too late in the day for the caffeine-sensitive to have more black or green tea. A welcome change-up from the more familiar citrus/hibiscus combos.
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