This is the second of five samples provided to me by Tea Forte. The first one I tried was the mojito marmalade, which I loved. This one, in contrast, evoked almost the exact opposite response in me.
The smell of the dry leaf alone made me nervous. It was SO vile and medicinal – more accurately, it was reminiscent of Robitussin. It gave me a headache and the memory of the smell lingered unpleasantly for a while after I set the leaves in water to cold brew. I didn’t find any apricot in the scent at all.
After steeping some of the apricot smell was more evident, and the medicinal odor had faded a lot, but that first sip…
Let’s just say I didn’t get past it, because it tasted like it’s original smell and I can’t drink Robitussin. :(
Oh, well. I have three more samples to try – I hope they’re more like the mojito marmalade than this one.