Summer Apricot Ceylon

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Apricot Flavour, Black Tea
Flavors
Apricot, Honey, Fruit Tree Flowers, Fruity, Paper, Peach, Flowers, Orange Blossom, Stonefruits, Lemon, Tea, Jasmine
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 356 ml
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This tea is pure intoxication. It’s all about unadulterated, apricot oil made from the freshest early summer fruit, carefully blended with brisk Ceylon breakfast tea. This is the ultimate accompaniment to summer, hot or iced. Say hello to summer.

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127 tasting notes

This came in a Steepster box one or two months ago? I’m terribly behind on tasting/reviewing steepster box teas. One reason is that I’m not overly fond of the direction the packaging has gone. The other reason is that some of the teas are straight up not appealing, like the rooibos that came in this same month’s box- I will not be drinking that and probably will pass it on. This one though didn’t seem too bad.

It’s a good medium black base with a strong overlay of apricot scent. There’s some decorative orange petals (?) in there but I’m not sure how much that actually attributes to the taste. I’ve got a tbs grandpa brewing in a thermos- the way I’ve been doing things lately because of sheer laziness. The heavy apricot is appropriate for the season. It reminds me of the Mad Tea Party Blend from Disney, based on the apricot, but the base is more robust- more english breakfast. The scent is slightly candy, it’s really really sweet. On the side of apricot hard candies than juicy ripe ones, but the distinction doesn’t lend towards artificial tasting- it just smells really sweet.

It came in a larger non-resealable pouch, which drives me to finish it sooner and not be able to come back to it whenever. I have to say though, I miss the pre-portioning of teapot sized bags. This makes me think I’m getting less tea than I usually do.

I would recommend this tea, and I wouldn’t mind serving it, it’s just nothing extremely special and I probably won’t purchase on its own. It’s a good staple though, as the theme went “Cupboard Essentials”. If you’re just diving into the world of fruity blacks, this would be nice.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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11 tasting notes

I was surprised once again by the apricot aroma of this tea. It made for a perfect summer afternoon cold-brew. Subtle flavors.

Flavors: Apricot, Honey

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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91
3 tasting notes

delicious tea. Had it hot then brewed it immediately after to have it iced. It tastes better than any of those horrible sweetened tea made with syrup!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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85
3 tasting notes

Smells heavily of Apricot. Not an overpowering smell, but delicious. Dark brown liquor from the ceylon. Small amounts of apricot. Results in what appear to be filings in the tea itself, but are really parts of the Apricot.

Tea itself is delicious, and mild enough to allow an aftertaste of Apricot come through. On the tongue only the tea comes through, but after the apricot blooms. Very good.

Good, possibly a once a week or weekend tea. Not quite the quick kick you want from a morning tea, but delicious for a weekend, work from home, or when you have time to enjoy the tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 15 OZ / 443 ML

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80
9 tasting notes

Great apricot flavor. Subtle and not overpowering. It’s tea, not apricot juice.

Flavors: Apricot

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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107 tasting notes

I have been slacking so bad on Steepster Select reviews, but I had to review this one. I adore this tea. The Apricot flavor is so smooth and natural, but doesn’t overpower the flavor of the black tea. Perfect amount of fruity flavor. The fruity flavor doesn’t hold up well when resteeping, but that first cup is phenomenal.

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75
2 tasting notes

This was nice for a fruity black tea. I liked the apricot flavor and it was well balanced with the tea. Would probably make an excellent iced tea, though I had it hot.

Preparation
Boiling

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99
4 tasting notes

I tried this tea iced, and it was excellent. Perfect for summertime.

Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Honey

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74
6 tasting notes

A nice, strong black tea with an appealing fruity note. I want to try it iced next. I bet it will be great.

Flavors: Apricot, Fruity, Honey, Paper

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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236 tasting notes

Origin: Sri Lanka
Dry Leaf: Pretty dark dark brown twisted tea with bright orange flower pieces mixed in. Really smells like fresh apricot and dried peaches!
Method: 1 tsp tea 12 oz water 212F 3 minutes steep
Wet Leaf: Very fruity scented and the orange flowers have remained fairly orange and pretty. Tea is still fairly twisted but unfurls to be cut then twisted.
Liquor: Deep clear orange with apricot/peach scent
Flavor: Very unique tasting. It isn’t dominant in the peach/apricot flavor, it lets the tea come thru as well. Doesn’t need milk but I added a splash to create a creamy apricot dessert a la mode flavor!!
Very enjoyable flavored tea.

From the Steepster Select Box; June, 2014

Flavors: Apricot, Peach

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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