I took one sip, tasted stevia and dumped it. A shame because it smelled awesome.
“I took one sip, tasted stevia and dumped it. A shame because it smelled awesome.” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown! 178/365! DavidsTea roulette #4. This is a decent fruity black, heavy on the peach, though there is definitely a flavour medley going on. Not much base to speak of. Probably makes a decent...” Read full tasting note
“I had a sample of this from the summer SAS that I just got around to trying. I had just enough to make one cup of iced tea. I thought this one was okay. Not bad but not my favourite. I definitely...” Read full tasting note
“This is another stand-out tea for me this year. I sampled it as it was on its way out, and I was able to find someone who wanted to get rid of her stash. Apart from the apples, this is one of the...” Read full tasting note
From the breakfast table to the Moulin Rouge, everyone’s jumping on the marmalade bandwagon. And it’s no wonder – there’s nothing quite like the distinctive flavour of this lightly bitter fruit preserve made from citrus peels, fruit juice and sugar. People love it so much, they even write chart-topping tunes about it. And just like the famous song it was named after, this apricot black tea is sure to be a hit. With a hint of ginger and cream, it’s sweet and tart – just like our favourite ladies. Serve with scones and prepare to get sassy.
Ingredients: Black tea, apple (apple, citric acid), candied papaya (papay a, sugar), ginger, cinnamon, apricot, rose blossoms, nutmeg, stevia extract, natural and artificial peach and apricot flavouring.
Price: $8.98 per 50g
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DavidsTea roulette #4. This is a decent fruity black, heavy on the peach, though there is definitely a flavour medley going on. Not much base to speak of. Probably makes a decent iced tea, though I won’t be trying that since this is the last of it. Not special enough to pick up more of, but tasty enough to drink.
ETA: Enjoyed this more as it cooled. More creaminess and clearer apricot came out. Definitely thinking it would be been good iced.
I had a sample of this from the summer SAS that I just got around to trying. I had just enough to make one cup of iced tea. I thought this one was okay. Not bad but not my favourite. I definitely don’t need to buy any more though. It tasted of a light fruity flavour somewhat resembling apricots. I couldn’t really pick out a dominant taste.
Flavors: Apricot, Fruity
This is another stand-out tea for me this year. I sampled it as it was on its way out, and I was able to find someone who wanted to get rid of her stash. Apart from the apples, this is one of the best apricot teas I’ve had in quite some time.
Speaking of apples, I’m so tired of seeing them listed as one of the main ingredients of a tea when they’re not contributing anything…apart from apple flavor that usually detracts from the blend instead of enhancing it. I’m looking at you Pistachio Ice Cream, Just Peachy, etc.
I digress. I love stone fruits in tea, and it’s so difficult to get right or maybe I’m just picky. It’s probably the latter. There’s just enough spice to give it a bit of depth. I actually quite like the hint of ginger in the blend. It’s much more interesting than just tired ol’ cinnamon. I’m glad they put this in a black tea base, but it’s not as robust as I’d like. I’d attribute that to the fact that they chose to source a blend with fewer tea leaves and more apples. Nonetheless, it’s one of the few flavored, fruity black tea blends from DT that I enjoy both hot and iced.
If anyone has recommendations for a good apricot blend, especially one with a black tea base, please share.
Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Cinnamon, Ginger
I wish this one was available all year round! I’m glad I took a chance on it during the sale and grabbed a couple skinny tins.
I’ve only tried it iced so far, but it’s already one of my all time faves in terms of iced tea. I love that it’s got a bit of caffeine from the black tea base, and a bit of a round, malty body from it too. Mostly it tastes like delicious apricot jam with ginger and cinnamon. I imagine it’d be quite black and maybe even with a splash of milk, too.
I brew about 1, 1.5 Perfect Spoons worth with near boiling water at about 7 minutes. For me it’s the perfect blend of fruit, black tea, and a hint of spice.
I hope DT brings this one back sometime.
Flavors: Apricot, Cinnamon, Ginger, Malt
Last tea of the day. I bought this solely because it was a new one and didn’t sound like any of the others I bought.
My initial reaction when opening the packet was, “Ugh. Another apple-based fruity tea.” I brewed it anyway.
I preemptively added two Splenda, because if I’m drinking a fruity tea, I want it to be super sweet.
It’s not bad. Not the worst fruity tea in my drawer. The apple isn’t as strong as I thought it would be. I would like someone to make a fruity herbal tea one day that doesn’t involve apple (or hibiscus, tbh) though.
Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Fruity
A smooth, fruity, sweet black tea with apricot and cream notes. I don’t taste ginger, cinnamon, or nutmeg, which is relieving, because I dislike all of those ingredients. It’s completely unlike anything DAVIDsTEA currently has in their collection, which I appreciate. I really enjoyed sipping on this one, but I’m not sure if this one will become an everyday sip for me.
Flavors: Apricot, Cream
Hot, with coconut milk and coconut agave.
I wanted to take this tea, which has a beautiful apricot/stonefruit quality to it, and transform it into something more tropical and summer-y. I think I really succeeded in doing that too with my use of coconut; it’s such a nice, natural compliment to the apricot notes and it definitely gave this more of a tiki drink/cocktails on the beach sort of vibe. Almost tasted like Malibu Coconut Rum, actually! I liked that I didn’t lose the apricot underneath the coconut, as well. Downside is that it was very sweet, which was doable at first because I was in the mood for sweet – but the last few sips in the mug were so intense and coconut heavy that they made me think more of badly scented Sun Block/lotion. Kind of icky.
Still nice overall; I’d just use less agave in the future if recreating it again.
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