i have a new obsession.
depending on my mood this becomes fresh apricot preserves (with more sugar) or fresh apricots off the tree (less sugar).
very smooth, no astringency. i have experimented with standard and double (though not less than) amounts of leaf as well as longer steep times…. it has not gone bitter and i have not had negative results!
predominantly apricot flavour, though a very mild floral aspect after-the-fact. the tea base is the perfect compliment to the fruit component… warmth with very little malt, just enough to differentiate it from the blend assertively.
this is awesome.