Actually, this is really quite nice. I brewed it up super strong as a chai on the stove yesterday and it didn’t need any honey – the apricots sweetened it enough without being overpowering. Had a weaker, normal-teapot brew today with a bit of milk and sugar and it was also pretty good (got the thumbs up from my dad as well, not the most adventurous tea drinker out there). The apricot taste actually still came through ok as it didn’t when I tried it just black the first time. May re-think about sticking this one in the shop, following a bit of further experimentation.
Apricot Spice Mish-mash
This is a trial blend I mixed up for my shop – organic Ceylon BOP with chopped dried apricots, cardamom pods and ginger – but it didn’t quite work, so I also chucked in a little bit of chai masala and some cinnamon black tea that I had sitting around as well.