I nabbed this one from the EU TTB a while back after trying and really enjoying it. At the time I couldn’t place the flavour much past ‘chocolatey’ and I know I didn’t get apricot, but for some reason in my final cup the apricot is really standing out. I couldn’t remember the flavour profile at all, but as soon as I took my first sip I knew it had to be apricot. I’m drinking it black with half a sugar and it’s still very lovely. No astringency which is rare, and the pinch of sugar really brings out the fruity, caramelised apricot. The base is chocolatey and slightly sour (though not in a bad way, just in a ‘juicy’ kind of way) but I’m not picking up the thick chocolate notes that I have in previous cups.
Google tells me that the name of this tea in English is ‘Tinkerbell’ – cute! It’s definitely appropriate – delicate, sweet and fairy-like.
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