Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea Temptations
A blend of Ceylon teas, diced Apricots and Apricot flavor.
Learn more about this tea here.
When I opened the package of this Apricot Fantasy Black Tea from Tea Temptations I could smell the apricots! It was such a strong and distinct aroma that it evoked memories of late summer when my gramma’s apricot tree in her back yard would start yielding it’s bounty of golden, juicy, delicious fruit.
The black tea base of Ceylon teas offers a mild, even-toned flavor that works well with the apricot notes. The apricot flavor is sweet but not too overpowering and I appreciate that there is a balance between the flavoring and the black tea.
The tea is fairly smooth but there is some astringency toward the tail. I’m also noticing just a hint of citrus at the finish from the Ceylon. I like how this whisper of citrus-like flavor melds with the apricot, the bright note of the tea offers a nice contrast to the sweetness of the apricot flavoring.
This is good served hot. I drank it straight up and I enjoyed the subtly of the apricot flavor. If you want to punch up the apricot notes, add a little sugar and this will encourage the flavors to emerge. If you want a real treat, try it with a dollop of honey. I like the way the honey and apricot notes play together.
As good as it was hot, I liked it even better as it cooled. This is one that would make a stunning pitcher of iced tea that everyone in the family will enjoy.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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