Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"One would expect that a tea named "afternoon apricot" would contain, well, apricots. Not the case here. In fact this tea seems to contain a little bit of everything but apricot."|
Afternoon Apricot, by TeaGuys is not what I expected. One would expect that a tea named "afternoon apricot" would contain, well, apricots. Not the case here. In fact this tea seems to contain a little bit of everything but apricot. The ingredient list includes Ceylon and Darjeeling black teas, oolong tea, mango, peach, osmanthus, and jasmine petals. Needless to say I was confused by the lack of overlap between the tea's name and its ingredients. Anyway, once I got over this and decided to taste the tea, I was pleasantly surprised. The tea has a strong peach flavor and aroma, but there is definitely a mix of floral scents in the tea as well. This tea is very fragrant. The TeaGuys website claims that the aroma is of apricot (and hence, I assume, the name), but the smell is much more peach than apricot to me, especially since peach is actually an ingredient in the blend. The tea is quite light and thus, as its name suggests, is most appropriate as an afternoon tea. I think that what works well in this tea is the blend of different black and oolong teas, which is not very common. Additionally, I found the floral notes to be just subtle enough to be detected but not overpowering. I would consider buying this tea, as I think it is a smooth and enjoyable tea.
— To purchase Tea Guys Afternoon Apricot, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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