One of the nice things about the Republic of Tea are the free samples. Not only do they send out a sample pack in their monthly catalog, but there are usually two samples included with each order. With my last order, they sent something I hadn’t tried before, Cinnamon Toast HiCAF Black Tea. HiCAF is line of extra-caffeinated teas.
Cinnamon Toast is a misnomer for this tea. Apple Pie would be more appropriate, because the “natural apple flavor” comes through in a big way. The caramel, not so much.
The smell is amazing. I usually steep mine in the microwave and, when I opened the door, the scent of apples and cinnamon immediately burst into my kitchen.
It tastes really good, though, again, apples with just a little bit of cinnamon. It just needs a little vanilla and a good splash of milk to be perfect. Or half-in-half if you want something really decadent. Apple Pie à la Mode.