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.
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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: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
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|
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
- 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!