After depleting much of my samples this past week, I did stop in Teavana for some tins, and wound up leaving with a sampling of this.
The smell of the dried leaves is very good. It does not smell so much like apricots, there is a hint of apricot and a faint note of apple, there definitely is a toasty caramel smell.
Brewed hot, 3 minutes, no additives.
The liquor is bright (for a tea) pink, almost a rosy color. The brewed tea smells much the same as the leaves, like toasty caramel with some starchy fruit. To best describe it would be the odor of “buttered popcorn jelly belly jelly beans”. The flavor is definitely a little tart from the fruit acids found in apricots and apples, there is a mild undertone by the green tea and then a warmed caramel flavor.
The tea by itself is alright. I think I am going to try blending it with another teavana tea though to see if I can get more flavor out of it.