Review: American Tea Room Tangier

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Thumbs up!"I have rarely had a flavoured tea feel so decadent."
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americantangierYet again, lately I feel stuck in a tea rut. Only instead of not having anything around that inspires me, I've got dozens and dozens of new teas I have yet to try. I have felt overwhelmed enough that I've just been downing what I had kicking around in the cupboard before anyway because I didn't know where to start. I tried a few new teas the past weeks, and while a couple were good, none were distinct enough to propel me out of this tea funk.

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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5 Responses to “Review: American Tea Room Tangier”

  1. David Says:

    its just as awesome on ice as it is warm…for a flavored black tea this one is the best. FYI The Apricot tea that we sell is not nearly as divine as this. The tea base for Tangier is finer and sweeter, the addition of saffron and flower petals just gives it that kick. It is one of the 3 best selling flavored black teas @ American Tea Room along with Brioche and Earl Grey Shanghai.

    My Rating: 10/10

  2. Katie Says:

    Gah, “There’s no excuse NOT to try this decadent blend.” I forgot the not at the end there. Turns out the husband is a terrible proof-reader.

  3. David Says:

    maybe your fingers were frostbitten? better to blame it on the weather than your husband, no?

  4. Katie Says:

    Well, it’s firstly my fault for mistyping then secondly his for not catching the mistake when proofreading. So, yes, let’s blame the weather. *shakes fist at clouds*

  5. David Says:

    I do think of all the teaReviewers you live closest to the arctic circle!.

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