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drank Apricot by Harney & Sons
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Iced tea of the day…… (SRP #38)

This is the last of my Apricot black tea. It was not a favorite, but it makes a stellar iced tea. It has a nice malty base and a hint of apricot. I know the apricot comes out just a little more with adding something to sweeten it, but that is not the way I roll for iced tea….I like it as is. Refreshing and so welcome on a hot weekend.

Usual iced tea method.

ScottTeaMan

I like this Apricot tea, but mine is a little old. If it was fresher I may have given it a slightly higher score.

SimplyJenW

It is a good one, but I have others I like better!

ScottTeaMan

Really?? Which ones?? I really like Apricot. And Y do you like them better??

SimplyJenW

My favorite iced tea is Lychee from Harney. Then, I like just about any Earl Grey iced. Third is probably Rose Congou from Upton. Oh, wait, I forgot Harney Black Currant…and I am wanting to try Paris iced, but I am hoarding my last ounce for hot tea. The Key Lime Ceylon from Fusion Tea Room is also very notable.

ScottTeaMan

I love LIME iced tea! Stashtea has a good one in teabags:

http://www.stashtea.com/Stash-Tea-Lime-Green-Iced/dp/B006E9SEY0

Nicole

I do love Harney’s Apricot iced! Paris iced is excellent as well. :)

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ScottTeaMan

I like this Apricot tea, but mine is a little old. If it was fresher I may have given it a slightly higher score.

SimplyJenW

It is a good one, but I have others I like better!

ScottTeaMan

Really?? Which ones?? I really like Apricot. And Y do you like them better??

SimplyJenW

My favorite iced tea is Lychee from Harney. Then, I like just about any Earl Grey iced. Third is probably Rose Congou from Upton. Oh, wait, I forgot Harney Black Currant…and I am wanting to try Paris iced, but I am hoarding my last ounce for hot tea. The Key Lime Ceylon from Fusion Tea Room is also very notable.

ScottTeaMan

I love LIME iced tea! Stashtea has a good one in teabags:

http://www.stashtea.com/Stash-Tea-Lime-Green-Iced/dp/B006E9SEY0

Nicole

I do love Harney’s Apricot iced! Paris iced is excellent as well. :)

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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