drank Apricot by Harney & Sons
1828 tasting notes

First of all, I got my FIRST THANKSGIVING CARD today! Thank you, GMathis, it is displayed on my secretary at the moment and as soon as I dust the mantel in the kitchen it will become part of the Thanksgiving display!

I have wanted to try this tea for a long while because it has some really good reviews on here. To be honest, I used to be fairly picky and didn’t eat peaches or apricots, so I wondered if I could tell much difference.

I ordered the absolutely amazing, perfect little sample box made of wood from Harney and Sons. I think it had about 22 different sample teas in it and this was one of them. I had not tried any of them yet, but I took them out to use the box temporarily as our November “Thankful box” in which everyone in the family plus any guests or visitors who desire to do so can place a slip of paper naming something they are thankful for/about. We read them on Thanksgiving night. It was our way of making sure that Thanksgiving didn’t become just the inaugural dinner of the Christmas season, but was actually a time of thanksgiving. The Canadians have it right. It really should take place in October!

This is a tea bag rather than a sachet. I steeped it for 3 1/2 minutes in boiling water. Yes, I can tell a difference between this and peach, and I prefer this. This was fantastic! I do taste the black tea, but I feel like I have bitten into a ripe, juicy apricot and have juice running down my hand. It seems more natural than the peach flavor one to me. This will definitely be on a future loose leaf order. I can’t even imagine how great it would be iced and slightly sweetened.

gmathis

I liked this one, too. It’s good iced.

MegWesley

I like that idea of having a thankful box. I might have to purloin that idea (as my favorite knitting podcast would say)

Nicole

Love this one iced.

ashmanra

Purloined! Ha ha! Great one for knitters! It looks unanimous – I need to buy more so I can try it iced!

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gmathis

I liked this one, too. It’s good iced.

MegWesley

I like that idea of having a thankful box. I might have to purloin that idea (as my favorite knitting podcast would say)

Nicole

Love this one iced.

ashmanra

Purloined! Ha ha! Great one for knitters! It looks unanimous – I need to buy more so I can try it iced!

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