Pu’er just may be the love of my tea life but coming in a close second is black tea. Not so much flavored black tea but the unflavored stuff. I have been searching for my favorite but there are so many different varieties. There are the chocolaty ones, the roasty ones, the malty ones, the fruity ones and the ones that just kick you in the butt in the morning. This one is fruity. Very fruity.
When I opened my package of tea, I was hit in the face with the smell of dried apricots. It’s the smell of Sundays for me. My Grandma used to give me dried apricots in church when I was a kid to keep me from starting my own mini-riot. The brewed tea tastes very much the same. Dried apricots with a bit of malt. It was pretty perfect. It was more apricot than any apricot flavored tea I have ever tried and apricot is one of my favorite things on the planet so I’m pretty picky. I resteeped this tea four more times increasing by a minute each time. Each resteep maintained the same level of apricot and towards the end got a bit of a nutty note.