Tangier Apricot

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Apricot, Peach
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 18 oz / 536 ml

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A premium Sri Lankan black tea with apricot and saffron petals evokes an exotic evening in Tangier.

It is a decadent blend of abundant saffron and apricot petals and large Sri Lankan tealeaves. Its apricot aroma is evocative of an exotic evening in Tangier, Morocco. The rich copper brew has intoxicating aromas of stewed apricots, floral intensity and the bold, lemony note of a superlative Ceylon black tea. The favor has abundant floral notes with a seductive apricot body and a citrusy, spicy black tea base. This balanced, smooth blend is supremely drinkable served hot or sweetened and iced.

Suggested steeping parameters: 200F for 4 minutes.

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8177 tasting notes

heeeey guess what? this is an APRICOT tea. there is no peach here and it makes me super happy. I’ve gotten a little tired of peach teas, so it was nice to have one that was most assuredly “apricot.” I’m hoping that this is as delicious as a cold brew, because then this would be something for me to keep on hand during the summer! That will be up next.

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I know what you mean about true apricot not peach flavor, yum. I cold steeped this one all summer long and did enjoy it that way too.

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1220 tasting notes

Thank you, Queen of Tarts!

So earlier I thought I’d check out a beer growler store actually in my city because they allow sampling. It wasn’t anything exciting except that I bought a fill of a beer called Golden Monkey. So of course as I’m telling the guy it’s a funny name, he interjects here, and I’m like well because it’s a type of black tea!

I was sad to find out that it has nothing to do with the tea. More that it is golden in color and that apparently after 2 bottles you understand the rest, that is what the company says on their website. It is SO strong so I haven’t had much of it.

So for some reason I found myself wanting something a little spicy but not up to the level of a chai. This was the first thing I found close by that fit the bill. It’s mostly fruity, thanks to the apricot, with spicy notes from the saffron. Given that saffron’s a pretty pricey spice (hahaha) it’s not too strong.

I’m also surprised that this black tea, being a Ceylon (or I would assume a ceylon, given it says Sri Lankan), held up so well to being steeped for four minutes.

I let it cool off and the apricot is more pronounced now. It’s one of the best fruity flavored black teas I’ve probably ever had. It’s also really pretty, speckled with red petals.

ATR’s flavored teas are so good, if I wasn’t trying to now save money because I need to do a summer semester again (so I can graduate next fall FINALLY) I would be so into this one, but it’ll have to wait until 2014. Cries.


Hahaha! the beer thing was funny :-) but if it turns anybody into a monkey after only two, then I’ll stick to the tea version, thank you ma’am!


I could have tried two more but I had to get that one. So now when I tell people I’ve had golden monkey, I could mean two separate things!

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390 tasting notes

hey, WOW! first off, thanks to ifjuly for the ninja tea delivery today! it was totally unexpected and wound up being very funny…. ifjuly, in an effort to protect the tea from the elements and ghastly weather, taped everything up to a point where my wrecked hand just wouldn’t do it, lmao!!! i wound up shredding the packaging because i wanted to know what was in there!!!!

the brilliant ifjuly taught me something new about my personal preferences (not something easily fit inside a parcel!) apricot in a tea is fine by me, but peach tends to come off as annoying! NOTE TO SELF!!!!!

the dry blend is bright and colourful. it has a lovely deep smell of dry stewed apricots. i’ve never had saffron, so i can’t say how it affects the blend, but there is an element in this tea that is unfamiliar but not unpleasant.

light, sweet, smooth, deeply apricot….. i haven’t had an abundance of good experiences with american tea room— this improves my opinion!!

thank you so much, ifjuly!

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glad you like it! sorry for my HULK TAPE approach to that weirdly shaped box, ha. and i agree; i’ve had some decent peach teas (i’m a big fan of lupicia’s momo oolong supergrade) but i definitely prefer apricot in tea. IIRC Sil likes it too.

(trying to put a heart but only messing up the code, whoops!)


peach tends to tag team as tobacco with me, which sometimes works, but often times does not….. apricot i get not tobacco at all. this was grand. thank you!!!


I like this too, but I am reserving the last of my sample for a cold steep, I think. Maybe.


i tell myself these things also. and then a day is challenging or i don’t get enough sleep and good intentions vanish, lol.


i love that this one is so dead on apricot. nothing peach about it


agreed. it wasn’t so clear to me until this blend how clear the ‘yes’ versus ‘meh’ values for apricot and peach were. i think i shall not dally with peach anymore….. =0)


Amariel, I loved this one coldsteeped last summer, yum. Hope you enjoy it.

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1434 tasting notes

Kinda sorta hate it when finding an ingredient list (like for this tea) is like finding my glasses in a Calgary snowbank. It’s mostly delicious, sweet apricot both in smell and taste – a wonderful twist and great surprise. It it however getting a bit dry and tart as it cools, in a not-so-hot way.

Flavors: Apricot

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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740 tasting notes

Sipdown…I almost saved this last bit for a cold brew, over the summer, but I opted to sipdown tonight instead.

It’s pretty tasty. That nice peachy apricot doesn’t seem too artificial, and the base is not too smoky or astringent either, so it is quite a pleasant steep. If I do get more of this, I am quite keen still, to see how it is cold steeped.

Flavors: Apricot, Peach

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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102 tasting notes

Tried Tangier again. Liking it even more. The flavors are just so juicy and natural. I guess I’ll have to order it.

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3134 tasting notes

Thanks to Sil for some of this lovely tea. I quite enjoyed it; nothing special but quite a good example of a basic peachy black. Or at least, peach was the fruity flavour I was getting from it. Anyhow, fairly mild black base, no astringency, and nice juicy flavour. I bet this would make a tasty unsweetened iced tea.

ETA: Apricot, I see. That makes sense. I often confuse the two flavours! That might also explain why I found it tastier than peach teas I’ve tried.

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I like this. I have a little left of my sample and debating…finish it off for sipdown or hold onto it for summer cold steep?


Hmm, I’d be tempted to save it for a cold-brew! Curious how it would be.


Ack, I just used it up. Maybe I’ll get the chance to get more and cold steep. Aiming for sipdowns, and this was an easy one.

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767 tasting notes

definitely stewed apricots yum.
i have plans to go running tomorrow. haven’t run in weeks so it’s gonna be interesting.
i also have a massage scheduled for breakfast hah
now i will embarrass my sister and ask you all to friend her!
cuz i’d love to see her on steepster more http://steepster.com/oddree/


Everyone’s bored at work today ! Can you tell?

Terri HarpLady

Hi oddree!! Welcome to steepster!
My sister is also on here, MsWhatsit.


wait, i thought ‘bored at work’ was synonymous with ‘reading fic on my phone’? i’ll just replace ‘bored at work’ with ‘reading fic on my phone’ from now on.


awesome i followed MsWhatsit :)

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69 tasting notes

Still a fav…in large part due to it’s simplicity and excellent tea base.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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328 tasting notes

This is a nice and warm black tea blend. The apricot is muted by the other flavorings so that it is not overly sweet, fruity, or tart. Although saffron is identified as a flavoring, I did not detect any saffron at all. Oddly, this blend just feels comforting and luxurious (as some other Steepster-ite) noted and it is hard to pinpoint what this tastes like.

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