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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Eastern Shore Tea Company Teabag Black Tea 'Decaffeinated Spiced Apricot'

Tea: Decaffeinated Spiced Apricot
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Eastern Shore Tea Company
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: none
Water: flavia hot spigot in flavia cup
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot
Purchase: Here
Description: Absolutely scrumptious! The intoxicating aroma of apricots & a judicious seasoning of cloves combine with the smooth richness of soft cinnamon to make an all season favorite! Naturally Decaffeinated Flavored black tea. 20 Foil Wrapped Tea Bags
Ingredients: ?

Notes: This was a gift, and I appreciate having a decaf tea when I work late as I am apparently old and can't handle my caffeine anymore. Perhaps I need 2 bags for a flavia sized cup? I do enjoy the golden foil stay fresh individual wrapped teabags for their convenience.

Smell: peach and cinnamon, for some reason it brings to mind a peach dessert. I am not detecting the clove but there is a spiciness to the smell in addition to the cinnamon.
Flavor: unremarkable, water with hints of clove and cinnamon. The tea may be hiding in there but it's too weak for me to taste.
Body: medium, only because I can feel the spice
Aftertaste: warm spice, cinnamon
Liquor: medium opacity brown

Update: Tried 2 teabags (same everything as above) and it did bring out the tea flavor more and make the spice more of a compliment than the dominant flavor. Next added 1 packet of white sugar. I could only tell it affecting the aftertaste by adding a sweet tang, nothing else changed. This did not change my opinion of the tea. There are many better ways to enjoy tea without caffeine and this seems a waste unless it is free.

Rating: 1.5/3

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