Apricot Escape

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Fruit Herbal Honeybush Rooibos Blend
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Organic rooibos & honeybush are carefully blended with lemongrass, lemon myrtle, rosehips, hibiscus, marigolds, citrus peel, apple and essence of apricot & pear. Brews a rich burgundy color with a clean finish reminiscent of Asian pear. May be enjoyed hot or over ice.

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Art of Tea is a tea importer and wholesaler based in Los Angeles, California. We hand blend and custom craft the world’s finest organic teas and botanicals. Our teas are carefully selected directly from growers, each one offering a unique story.

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Art of Tea sample 3/24

This tea is a beauty to brew. It is the perfect essence of fall. A marigold mixed with changing oak leaves. The color is an amber mixed with orange.

These herbal fusions taste more “grown up” than others I have tasted by Teavana. Instead of being overly fruity and syrupy (which I love, and they have their place), this is like a wine full of apricot and pear notes, rounded out in taste by the rooibos. I really like how the apricot flavor comes out in this. I didn’t even know this tea had rooibos in it until I read the description. The leaves were hidden in a tea sac style tea bag that was closed on all sides.

I would certainly buy more of this tea. Especially for nights where I need no caffeine. Thanks again, Jaime, for making these samples possible:)

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teabird

That sounds lovely. I take it the hibiscus isn’t too strong a flavor? I’ve had it overpower enough blends that I always worry when I see it on an ingredient list…

Jaime

This one’s a favorite of mine, too. I’m glad you like it!!

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Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this to try!

Delish! I love the blending of the apricot and the pear – the flavor is very authentic, so authentic that I can almost taste the pulp. It’s very nectar-like.

I do wish this blend didn’t have the hibiscus, but, it is still quite acceptable with it. Yummy!

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Darn you Hibiscus! Sneaking up on me!!!! You hang your head when you approach me now, don’t you!? Not knowing how I will react! You used to attack but this time around more of a tip-toe!? Time will tell…

Jaime! Thanks for this sample from Art of Tea! You Rock!!!

Now…onto the review…

This smells like Apricot, Pear, Apple…tastes likes Apricot, Apple, Orange, Hibiscus. But the Hibiscus isn’t overly distracting! I think the tartness pops more the colder the liquid gets, actually…so I would personally try and drink this while hot to avoid the tarty hibiscus…

Not too bad! Glad I got to try this!

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Ah, more goodies from my big sis.

If a good tea is a marriage of fine ingredients, rooibos is like a favorite bachelor friend. I hope he finds a worthy mate someday, but regardless of who he hooks up with, no matter how good an idea it seems, it’s never quite a match. This one looked promising, though. I like apricots, I like rooibos, and it sounds like a good idea to put them together. How nice too, that somebody came up with a blend with something other than vanilla. Don’t get me wrong, I like that combo in moderation, but have been steadily collecting vanilla-rooibos blends and getting a little frustrated with their similarities. It was nice to encounter something different for a change.
Following my sisters advice, I used a whole tablespoon of tea in my strainer, added hot water and set the timer for a full five minutes. Then I got busy with the housework and forgot completely for another 5 minutes or so. Rooibos is generally pretty forgiving of long steeps, so no big deal, and I figured it would give the flavors a chance to develop.

It was … ok. I wanted to like it. I even added a little sweetener to “bring out” the apricot flavor. Sadly, it just didn’t float my boat. I could taste the apricot and the rooibos, but they were just not getting on. It wasn’t BAD, but there was no chemistry, no spark. I was very disappointed.

“It’s better iced,” said my big sis. I resolved to try again, but wasn’t expecting much the second time around. Fortunately, a day came in which I looked at the snow falling outside and out of pure contrariness decided to make some into iced tea. Surprise, Surprise! Cold brewed, the apricot was refreshing in more than one sense and managed to harmonize with and not be overpowered by the rooibos. I didn’t need to add anything this time. Good stuff.

In conclusion, Apricot Escape is aptly named. It certainly is an escape from my other rooibos combos, which were all starting to taste the same to me. And it’s really good cold. Just not hot. I think I’ll label the rest of this sample “Iced only.”

gmathis

(chuckle) But you REALLY want to fix the cute bachelor up with somebody!

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