drank Apricot by Bencheley
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A long, long, time ago, in a land far, far away….. Well not really, but back when I was in university I received a gift of a tea for two. It was a small teapot with two cups and saucers, which would all stack together and there was several different decaffeinated fruit flavoured teas. The teas I remember were apricot, blueberry, apple, and lemon. I do not remember what kind of tea base it was, but just decaf black tea. For space saving, I took the teas out of the identifying boxes they came in, so I have no idea what the brand name of the teas were.

This was the best apricot tea I have ever had in my life!

And to this day I have been searching and searching for a similar tasting tea.

I unfortunatley told many friends and family of my search for this tea, and continue to this day to receive gifts of apricot tea. Now I love tea gifts, but I have an overabundance of apricot tea, that I don’t really like, because its just not the same as what I originally had.

This tea is ok. I mostly taste the flavour of the black tea. There is a slight apricot flavour but it doesn’t stand out too much. It also has a slight soapy aftertaste.

Every once in a while I get into my cupboard dedicated to apricot tea and re-try a few just to see if anything hits the right spot. The search continues…

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.


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