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drank Apricot Guayusa by Butiki Teas
771 tasting notes

Remember, remember the 5th of November.

It’s Guy Fawkes day today. It has nothing to do with this review, just so everyone knows. :P I feel like I should watch V for Vendetta tonight, hmmm…

I have had this tea in my cupboard for a long time. Thanks to Tigress Al for this in a swap.

This one smells quite nice. Very lightly sweet floral, reminds me of honeysuckle. There is a smell almost like dried apricots. But not super dried out crumbly fruit, but like a dried apricot that is still a bit squishy and has some softness to it.

On first sip it is not too bad. Tastes like sweet and earthy guayasa. I would say it is reminding me of orange blossoms, could be apricot blossoms but I don’t think I have ever smelled (or tasted those). I re-read the description which recommends to add some sweetener to bring out the apricot. So I added a bit of sugar twin, not my usual choice but it is all I have at work. It is almost like adding more sweetener makes it less sweet, not sure what is happening here. I would not say that adding the sweetener brought out more of an apricot taste. But it does make the liquor feel thicker. There is a generic stone fruit taste to me. Not necessarily apricot.

As I let the cup cool further, once it is quite cool, there is a mild apricot flavour in the aftertaste.

Overall a good blend. Not sure if I would describe it as apricot, but I am also and apricot snob when it comes to teas- it is almost impossible to please me if you call a tea

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Terri HarpLady

The London Tea Room has a tea called, The Fifth of November. I think it’s smokey black, gunpowder, & winter berries, something like that. I think today is an auspicious sign that I am on the right track with my NaNoWriMo Novel, lol.
Of course, I’ll take any signs I can get
:D

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Terri HarpLady

The London Tea Room has a tea called, The Fifth of November. I think it’s smokey black, gunpowder, & winter berries, something like that. I think today is an auspicious sign that I am on the right track with my NaNoWriMo Novel, lol.
Of course, I’ll take any signs I can get
:D

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

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