|"I have rarely had a flavoured tea feel so decadent."|
An apricot black tea seemed far from the best choice to inspire me, but the Teaviews on it have been relatively phenomenal, so I figured this would be worth a shot. I patted myself on the back for my grand decision the second I opened the package, since the dry tea smells divine. After 3 minutes in 208 degree water, the prepared tea also smells heavenly - sweet and distinctively apricot. The flavouring is spot-on realistic and refreshing. The underlying fruit flavour of the Sri Lankan black tea is noticeable and welcome.
I tried a second steep at the same temperature for four minutes. The cup wasn't as wow as the first, but I would still resteep this again, a factor that makes a tea much more affordable. I figured this could benefit from a pinch of sugar to draw out the sweeteness, and American Tea Room's website recommends this iced, so I brewed a third cup, threw in a bit of sugar, and put it in the fridge overnight. The cold version of this blend is also excellent, well-rounded, and refreshing.
I have rarely had a flavoured tea feel so decadent. The whole time I drank it, I felt like a queen. Saffron certainly made the blend pop a bit, but I would be tempted to try their Apricot black blend, which I imagine has similar flavouring, though no saffron petals. It is also slightly less expensive, though the price of this is not so high that it isn't well worth it. Now that they offer samples, there's no excuse to try this decadent blend.
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