The sweet flavour of apricots blended with Ceylon and Keemun black teas makes for a sweet, mellow cup.

Keemun is produced in the Qimen County of Huangshan City, in Anhui province of China. It was first produced in 1875 and quickly gained popularity in England, and became the most prominent ingredient of the English Breakfast tea blend.

Ceylon tea is grown in Sri Lanka, an island off of the southern coast of India. The country Sri Lanka was called Ceylon until 1972 and although the name of the country changed at this time, the name Ceylon was kept for tea.

Ingredients: Black tea (Ceylon, Keemun), natural and artificial flavouring

Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Strong
Origin Blend
Tea Format Tea Bags
Type Black

Now a staple in our household  Review by  Julia

I tried the Apricot Tea in a sampler, and was surprised at how amazing it was. My husband and I now drink it regularly. It's a true rich tea flavour, but there's something about the apricot note that enhances it tremendously. This is delicious hot with a splash of milk, and it doesn't require sweetener -- although it's great with sugar if you do like additional sweetness. Also superb as an iced tea (cold-brewing takes longer but is worth the trouble). I now buy the teabag version only because my husband is likelier to enjoy it if he doesn't have to fuss with loose leaves. Would get it in boxes of 100 bags if I could! Just a fabulous tea.

Posted on 2023-08-07

So good!  Review by  ['Marium ']

One of my favourite fruit flavoured teas! It's so good that I had to order more. Mixes very nicely with milk and sugar too.

Posted on 2021-09-06

Fantastic  Review by  ['Jennifer ']

I have been drinking this tea every morning for years. I absolutely love it.

Posted on 2021-07-11

Favourite Tea  Review by  ['Mary-Lin']

My sisters gave me this tea for Christmas a couple years ago and it is my favourite tea I have ever had!!!!!! Highly recommend!!!! So smooth.

Posted on 2020-10-25

Best Iced Tea  Review by  ['Tim Tam']

I agree wholeheartedly with a previous reviewer. This makes the most refreshing iced tea and is a daily staple in the summertime. A well known chain across Canada used to serve this unsweetened with a side of simple syrup. Once they discontinued it, I had a hard time locating apricot tea. Many years later I came across this and brings all the memories back. Exceptional flavour!

Posted on 2020-09-27

Best Iced Tea  Review by  CarrieM

This is my favorite iced tea! No sugar is needed with the great flavor. A no calorie summer afternoon treat. Some flavored teas taste make you think you are sipping perfume- not this. Friends ask me what it is and where to get it.

Posted on 2018-12-15

love it!  Review by  Sunny V

The apricot aroma isn't quite as strong when brewed, but it's still a deliciously sweet and fruity black tea. Perfect for drinking with summertime breakfasts.

Posted on 2018-06-11

Smells Delicious  Review by  Lauren

I love the smell of this tea. Once brewed the apricot taste and smell is diminished, but the tea bags smell amazing. I could leave them around like potpourri!

Posted on 2018-03-27

Really good tea!  Review by  Amanda

I tried this tea recently and really love it ! It's my new favourite. The apricot has such a smooth creaminess to it. I also added cream and honey. Heaven in a cup.

Posted on 2015-01-23

favourite way to wake up for 20 years  Review by  Ruth

I have had a cup of Murchie's apricot tea every morning for 20 years. I love the flavour and taste. My day is not quite the same if I run out.

Posted on 2015-01-16

Awesome  Review by  Jeanie

This is a delightful treat with a smooth strong tea and the lovely aroma and taste of apricot.

Posted on 2014-04-26

Best Apricot  Review by  Rena

I've tried apricot flavours from several places, and nothing comes close to Murchie's. This is a full, fruity apricot flavour with a strong black tea to back it up. It's still recognizably tea, unlike many of the fruit teas I see in some other places, which have little to no nods to tea at all. This particular tea is my favourite flavoured indulgence when I feel like something more desserty than black tea. (Posted on 12-09-28)

Posted on 2014-02-12

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Flavour Profile Guide

Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.

Tea Strength Ratings

This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.

Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee               Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness

Coffee Ratings

We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.

Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:

Light Roast           More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker
Medium Roast           Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess
Dark Roast           Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal

Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:

Light Body           Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate
Medium Body           Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour
Full Body           Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Tea Brewing Guide

Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.

Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.

Brew times shown in minutes.

Coffee Brewing Guide

The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.

Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through

  • Fine to medium grind coffee
  • 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
  • Coarse grind coffee
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
  • Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
  • Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!

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