Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Design A Tea
Apricot has long had her eye on blueberry. Some said it hinged on the verge of an uncontrollable passion! After a long and snowy weekend – trapped in a cabin on the side of a mountain; she made her move! When forbidden love is allowed to flourish… the tastes can be absolutely refreshing.
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I wasn’t too sure about this Apr-i-berry Love Child from Design A Tea when I took my first sip of it. Then I allowed it to cool to an “iced tea” temperature and this becomes a really tasty tea! The flavors of apricot and blueberry play very nicely together, and the black tea base is strong but not overbearing … it’s a really refreshing iced tea.
The black tea base is – as I mentioned already – a strong base, but it’s not an overwhelming taste. It’s balanced well with the flavors of apricot and blueberry. It has some astringency, but, it’s not a bitter tasting tea. I think it could be if it were over-steeped, though, so you want to watch your brew time with this one.
The apricot comes through very well here – sweet and juicy! The blueberry adds a hint of tart to the cup as well as a distinct berry sweetness. I found that the flavors were kind of “muddy” at first, but a pinch of sugar helps to define the flavors a bit better.
I wasn’t all that crazy about this blend hot, but, it IS really tasty when it’s iced. A great summertime treat – and a nice change from the typical iced tea flavors that are out there! I love the combination of apricot and blueberry: it’s different but tasty!