Monday, May 12, 2008

Apricot Tea Review

Type: Black
Origin: Ceylon
Price: Sample (regular price - $6 for 4oz.)
Vendor: Adagio
Brewing Method: Per Instructed – 2.0g of leaves, 1 cup of filtered water, boiled at 200°F-212°F, steeped for 5 minutes.
Overall Score: 4.7 out of 5

Adagio’s Apricot Tea is a blend of Ceylon black tea base with a few slices of dried apricot in each cup. I could smell the sweet apricots as soon as I opened the can. The yellowish-orange slices can easily be seen against the black tea base.

Once a freshly brewed cup was under my nose, the smell was even sweeter than the aroma of the dry leaves. As you can see, the color of the liquor is a beautiful deep orange.

When I finally had a sip I noticed that the apricot did not seem over powering. Over all the tea is mild with the apricot aftertaste. There is no dryness or astringency in this tea. It is very refreshing, actually, and left my mouth feeling cool.

In my personal opinion, I think it would make an excellent iced tea. I have only had this tea hot so far. However, with regards to the cooling sensation that I felt with this tea, drinking it iced may create the feeling of actually biting into a cool juicy apricot on a summer day. I’ll have to try it.


Anonymous said...

Good review. I know flavored teas can sometimes be overly sweet but it's good to hear some aren't. Nice new look by the way!

Brittiny said...

Thanks! Glad you like it! :)