Welcome to 2016! This year, I am looking forward to continuing to bring you great reviews!
To start the year, we are going to review a tea by Ahmad Tea, a company that has never before been featured on Built from Ink and Tea. Ahmad Tea's products primarily are distributed in teabags, so if your New Year's Resolution is to drink more tea, and you need an easily-accessible source without all the loose leaf accessories and cleanup, this could be a great tea for you. (Note: Built from Ink and Tea highly recommends loose leaf tea over bagged tea in almost any situation. The advantages and improvements, which shall not be covered in this post, are many and great.)
Boil some water. Put the teabag in a cup. Pour some water over the teabag and wait three to five minutes (three minutes in our case). Remove the teabag and enjoy! This cup smells strong and heavy on the apricot, as if someone had cut open a ripe apricot and put it in the tea. The black tea base can be noticed in the aroma, too, a not-very-malty smell with slight astringency.
The flavors hit me hard with the first sip. Still juicy, the apricot is ripe and fresh, mixing with the flavors of the black tea, whose small amount of astringency brings some character to the cup. Otherwise, it goes down smooth. Three minutes seemed to be long enough to avoid any major bitterness, and I find that I have sipped through most of the tea before I realize it.
Apricot Sunrise provides a decent, rather juicy cup of black tea to get you going. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate this tea a 75/100.
Photo credit to Built from Ink and Tea.
Ahmad Tea's Apricot Sunrise is available from their website, here.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.
Text is copyright 2016, Built from Ink and Tea.