Today I chose the Apple & Cinnamon Twist. I've turned this blog into a partial photography blog also, since it's such fun to take photos of the different teas. But taking photos of cups and teabags can get a little tired, so I've begun looking for new things that complement the tea title to go along with. Today I scoured my cooking ingredients and discovered a whole stack of cinnamon sticks, and of course I still have the multitude of apples from the random apple-shoot day. So, I played around with cinnamon sticks and ribbon and the Heath & Heather tea tag, and created something that I thought would make lovely favours for a rustic wedding. I haven't had one of these yet, but I'm sure I will one day - apples and cinnamon sticks and barns and cowboy boots and iced tea and country ribbons. For now, I'll create my own apple-cinnamon beauty and try it in a tea.
I added the cinnamon stick and a piece of freshly-cut apple to my tea, and it's incredible. The sweet-bitter-spicy-sour taste of the cinnamon, with the crisp tartness of the fresh apple slice, bring out all those same flavours that are in the tea itself. Well done, Heath & Heather!
The sun is coming out now. I'm surprisingly not as tired as I would have thought, considering that I ran for three short portions of my walk instead of just walking. And I'm enjoying my spicy-sweet tea, courtesy of my good friend Caitie. Thanks darlin!