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drank Apricot Fusion by 52teas
902 tasting notes

I’ve already had a crazy morning. Got a phone call at 6:20 (still in bed, no school = no work = no wakey wakey Jaime) from one of my managers that a vendor was at her school to deliver product (which shouldn’t have happened, but…), so have already had to do some strategic phone calling to get mess fixed. Then I went to open the tea of the day (it’s not this one, don’t worry), and when I was cutting it, I somehow managed to make a hole at the bottom and it started coming out. A goodly portion is now on the floor in the kitchen…and regardless of the fact that it’ll be put in boiling water later, I know exactly how clean that floor isn’t. Perhaps driving into office later is a bad idea.

So, anyway, this sample is from MeghannM. I’ve got enough for another pot, which is great because I definitely want to try different steeping parameters on it! It’s very nice…I can taste the oolong, and the Bai Mu Dan, and there’s a buttery note that screams green tea to me, though I don’t know which green it’s coming from. And all this is gently folded in with the apricot flavoring. Apricot, my friends, was a fruit that was intended to be in tea blends. This is one shining example, and Apricot Kernel from SanctuaryT is another (but in rooibos form). I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to try this…and as the cup cools, even more of the apricot is coming out. I’ll definitely be doing another infusion of these leaves!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Kristen

Were you able to salvage any of the tea of the day?

Jaime

Yes, I had a baggie close by (I was getting teas ready to send out, luckily) and managed to get the whole package in. I probably lost 1-2 cups of tea, but I’ve enough for at least a cup later. I’m afraid to mess with it right now…my karma has not gotten any better, as my heat decided that it was a good time to question whether or not it was feeling like working (we’re all good on that front now, though).

VegTea

Bummer about the sample! I do think the packaging is less than ideal – I find it a bit putzy. Even when I open the top carefully with a scissors, I’m finding it somewhat difficult to scoop out a mug’s worth.

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Kristen

Were you able to salvage any of the tea of the day?

Jaime

Yes, I had a baggie close by (I was getting teas ready to send out, luckily) and managed to get the whole package in. I probably lost 1-2 cups of tea, but I’ve enough for at least a cup later. I’m afraid to mess with it right now…my karma has not gotten any better, as my heat decided that it was a good time to question whether or not it was feeling like working (we’re all good on that front now, though).

VegTea

Bummer about the sample! I do think the packaging is less than ideal – I find it a bit putzy. Even when I open the top carefully with a scissors, I’m finding it somewhat difficult to scoop out a mug’s worth.

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My love of tea started in 2001, whilst in an internship in London, England. I shared an office with a lovely man who would make me a cup of tea every morning without asking me if I even wanted it. I drink my tea neat now, because I’ve yet to find the sugar/milk combination that lives up to Pablo’s.

I drink any and all kinds of tea, and love trying new brands/varieties/flavors.

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