Surprised that I seem to be the only one who has written about this? I searched under the French spelling too, and nothing came up.
In the packet there’s a juicy apricot smell that’s got a dark, sultry quality to it. The steeped version is less juicy but still apricotty, and also smells like baked bread with a touch of chocolate. The tea is a rather unique russet and clear.
The flavor is much better than the aroma — deeper and with more of the sultry quality of the dry mix. And yes I know that taste is mostly smell, which is why this is surprising to me.
The apricot is a bit sneaky. Though it is obvious from the beginning of the sip, it really blossoms in the mouth from mid-sip to aftertaste, becoming sweeter and juicier as it goes.
With the demise of ATR, I’ve been looking for a good black apricot tea, and this will certainly do.
Flavors: Apricot, Baked Bread, Chocolate