Minky Binky

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Apricot Pieces, Calendula Petals, Organic Natural Flavors (Vegan), Premium Black Teas
Flavors
Apricot, Caramel, Toffee
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic, Vegan
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  • “I love the apricot flavoring used here. It’s really clear and authentic. I enjoy this one sweetened with milk. I can totally see this being candy inspired, though I haven’t tasted the exact candy...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Got my 52teas package!! I love teamail so much. Unfortunately, the timing wasn’t spectacular – my husband and I got our booster shots and both of us were hit really hard with reactions (fever,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is the tea of the week for December 13. It was inspired by a Ukrainian candy – there are several different fruit flavors of the candy (not sure if it’s a brand name or if it is just the name...” Read full tasting note

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Tea of the Week for December 13, 2021!

inspired by a Ukrainian candy, this tea starts with a blend of Yunnan teas (Royal Yunnan & Golden Yunnan) & Assam, combined with freeze-dried apricots & a special blend of essences to create a sweet, caramel-y note. This yummy tea makes a delicious dessert tea – or a delightfully indulgent breakfast tea!

This tasty tea is organic, vegan, gluten-free, allergen-free & all natural!

more about this tea: this tea was inspired by a Ukrainian candy. There are several different flavors of the candy, but the one that stood out to me most (probably because it was the first one I tried) was the apricot one – so that’s why I’m featuring it as the “Minky Binky” flavor.

The apricot isn’t really all that distinct in the candy itself, but it’s there. The flavor was more burnt sugar caramel with notes of sweet apricot that balanced out the bitterness from the burnt sugar. It was a delightful little treat – one that made me think – mmm – tea. (That happens a lot with me.)

organic ingredients: black teas, freeze-dried apricots, calendula petals & natural flavors

to brew: shake the pouch. use 3g of leaf to 12oz nearly boiling water (205°F). allow to steep for 3 minutes. strain & allow to cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

serving suggestion: I like this one hot best – it’s good iced too, but there’s just something about a caramel-y tea when it’s served hot. I prefer it with a little bit of sugar – it highlights the sweetness of the caramel a bit more than served without the sweetener. Also amazing as a latte.

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I love the apricot flavoring used here. It’s really clear and authentic. I enjoy this one sweetened with milk. I can totally see this being candy inspired, though I haven’t tasted the exact candy it’s based on. It’s sweet and fruity and a little butterscotchy. I really like it! The apricot is super strong in the resteep – somehow it’s just as good or maybe even better than the first steep.

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Got my 52teas package!! I love teamail so much. Unfortunately, the timing wasn’t spectacular – my husband and I got our booster shots and both of us were hit really hard with reactions (fever, chills, etc.) so I was first totally occupied with the kids, and then trying to recover – so I’ve barely made a dent in trying them so far. And now, I think I have a cold. At least, that’s what the symptoms might indicate, and the general public no longer has access to covid testing here… so we’ll never know.

This tea was one of the first I tried – I love apricot in teas and it sounded so delicious! The aroma of the dry tea was pretty tasty, but the actual tea didn’t quite live up to the smell – the caramelly flavour was pretty light, as was the apricot. However, it was pretty tasty regardless, as I seem to like the rich and flavourful base teas. It’s possible that I oversteeped and the base teas took over a bit, so I might have to play with this or pay a bit more attention.

Kaylee

Hope you feel better soon!

gmathis

Me, too! Hope you can find a little pampering time for yourself.

Evol Ving Ness

Hope the worst of it is over.

Kittenna

Thank you! I’m on the upswing now, I think, but boy is it a pain having to self-isolate our household, even though it’s only a measly 5 days now!

52Teas

I’m sorry to hear that you weren’t feeling well – we need to go get our booster shots, I think I’ll wait until I get January’s boxes out before we work on that though because I don’t want to be down and out for a few days because of it. :/

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This is the tea of the week for December 13. It was inspired by a Ukrainian candy – there are several different fruit flavors of the candy (not sure if it’s a brand name or if it is just the name of the type of candy) but the first one that I tried and adored – was the apricot. The candy tasted of apricot & chewy, buttery caramel/toffee.

My thoughts after trying the candy was “I need to make a tea with this kind of flavor profile.” And so I did.

The black base is strong, but tastes really nice with the notes of apricot and the hints of caramel. YUM!

Flavors: Apricot, Caramel, Toffee

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