I’ve got my last tea here from The Republic of Tea — a black tea blend called Comfort and Joy that includes apple, clove, cinnamon, and licorice root. I’m a little wary about this flavor combo, but let’s give it a try and see what we’re working with.
The apple and cinnamon provide nice top notes of flavor and aroma, but the combination of clove and licorice just dirties up the rest of the cup. It’s like biting into a nice apple and finding it’s rotten under the skin. Blech!