This Turkish version of green tea, though delicate, features cured apple pieces and safflowers into a delicious tea blend. Our growers are able to customize the curing of their harvests and add a wide variety of flavors to their stronger blends. For tea lovers, blends such as Turkish Green Apple Tea is full of great tea taste from the first sip to the very last.
Amount of water: 6 oz
Amount of Tea: 1 Flat teaspoon
Water Temperature: 160° F
Steeping Time: 1-3 minutes.
Note: Do not use boiling water for Green and White teas as they will burn and create bitter flavors.
A good way to guess water temperature without a thermometer is to bring the water to a boil, and wait about 30 seconds (for White tea) or 60 seconds (for Green tea) before pouring over the leaves.
I was looking for something fruity for a change and thought I would try this for the first time. It’s nifty! It smells like Green Tea and Juicy Sour Apple. I can taste both as well but not overly so. The sour is a good sour and just enough. It has a green tea aftertaste tho.
TeaEqualsBliss - Reviewer - Steepster.com
With green tea calling my name tonight, I went pilfering through my sample stash to see what captured my interest. Out of my choices, this one won the contest hands down and conjured visions of green apple jolly ranchers liquefied into my tea cup. The green tea used in this blend looks a bit more like illegal narcotics than most green tea does (not that I would know much about such matters)! Fortunately, there are a fair number of safflower shreds and little dried apple pieces so as to eliminate any confusion. The aroma coming from the dry sample will also help to eliminate any confusion as it is rather floral. These are some fairly fragrant safflower shreds in my opinion.
I used water brought just to steaming and infused the leaves for about 2.5 min. Since Red Leaf Tea does indicate that apple flavoring is amongst the ingredients, I was still thinking green apple Jolly Ranchers, but the actual cup is quite different. Everything about this blend is delicate in nature. The green tea is very mild in flavor with just a touch of vegetalness. It is complemented by floral notes from the safflower shreds. The apple is also very demure in the cup. The apple flavor is more natural tasting than that of a candy apple flavor like I had in my head originally. It is also on the subtle side and if you didn't know that this was an apple tea, then you might overlook it. The cup has a nice natural sweetness to it and it's delicate nature is one that will be appreciated when the mood calls for it. In fact, I think the strongest component in the cup came from the floral safflower petal shreds. However, I personally enjoy flavored tea blends and wanted this one to have a bit more apple flavor---natural apple or otherwise. I would suggest this to folks who like their green tea on the mild side and like just a hint of flavoring in their cup.
Laura - Teaviews.com - Reviewer
Taster’s Review - Sororiteasisters.com
Back when I was actively blending and flavoring teas, I came up with a Green Apple blend that I was really loved. It is one of the blends that I miss most now that I am not blending any more. So it is very nice to be able to try other green apple blends. This one from Red Leaf Tea is very tasty!
The green tea base is smooth and delicious. No astringency or bitterness, just a fresh, clean taste that supports the apple flavor very well. There is also an almost creamy note to it – buttery sweet!
The apple flavor is sweet with hints of tart. Even though this is called “green apple” I am not finding it to be like a tart green apple, it is more like a sweeter red apple, although it is not overly sweet. Crisp, juicy and delicious!
This is a delightful apple tea. As a hot tea, it is very comforting on a chilly evening, but it is also quite good when iced! Very refreshing!