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Bigelow Cranberry Apple Herbal Tea Review

An OK tasting tea that does indeed taste like cranberries

Summary : It's not a bad tea, but it won't overpower you with flavor either. The mixing of cranberry and apples do produce a rather unique taste. Whether it is good or not really depends on your taste buds. I for one thought it was a rather "blah" tea.

Review : Apples. One of the worlds greatest fruits...period. Cranberries....well, not a bad fruit. But since cranberries fields are everywhere in Wisconsin, and I grew up in Wisconsin, I guess I need to be patriotic and say that I like cranberries too. As such, I thought this tea from Bigelow might produce a unique and pleasant taste, being a mixture of cranberries and apples.

Here is what Bigelow says about this tea : "With all the crispness of an Autumn day…Cranberry Apple Herbal Tea is like a touch of New England tradition. A delectable blend of fruit and herbs for you to enjoy hot or iced. "

Unfortunately, I had some reservations about this tea after opening up the foil wrapper. Reason? Simple....like...where's the aroma? You could smell the cranberry and apple in the tea if you used your imagination a bit, but don't expect to be overpowered by a tantalizing smell that arises from the tea bag.

Bigelow's Cranberry Apple Herbal Tea contains the following ingredients : hibiscus, cranberries and apples, rose hips, chamomile, natural flavors(soy lecithin).

However, during the brewing process, this tea became a bit more pleasant. It certainly was pretty to look at...turning a nice, rather dark purple color. This was an encouraging sign, I thought, since the color of the tea more or less matched the color of cranberry juice - a beverage I do have a weakness for.

Yet, I thought the taste of the tea was a bit disappointing. Now, it wasn't a bad taste. Please don't get me wrong here. Instead, it just was, well, "nothing but ordinary."

The cranberry taste was definitely noticeable and rather pleasing, but it wasn't what I was expecting a "cranberry tea" to taste like. And as for the taste of apple in the tea, well, where? I couldn't find a apple taste in this tea whatsoever.

Overall, I wasn't either "overjoyed" with this tea or "disappointed." Instead, it was pretty much what I thought it would be, just an another ordinary and non-memorable tea from Bigelow.

Recommendation : Maybe. If you have a "cranberry fix", then by all means, give this tea a try. I think you might be disappointed that the tea doesn't have more "punch" to it, but it's not a bad tasting tea either. That said, if you and cranberries do not get along, then find something else to drink.

Tea Information and Brewing Instructions

  • Tea Reviewed : Cranberry Apple Herbal Tea
  • Manufacturer : Bigelow
  • Available from : Bigelow Teas at Amazon.Com
  • Type of Tea : Herbal Tea
  • Leaf Type : Bagged
  • Date of Review : November 12th, 2006
  • Tea Rating :
  • Brewing Instructions : Pour 1 cup (for Bigelow teas, 1 cup = 8 ounces) of boiling water over tea. Let steep for 3-5 minutes.

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