The sweet flavour of apricots blended with Ceylon and Keemun black teas make for a sweet, mellow cup.

Keemun is produced in the Qimen County of Huangshan City, in Anhui province of China. It was first produced in 1875 and quickly gained popularity in England, and became the most prominent ingredient of the English Breakfast tea blend.

Ceylon tea is grown in Sri Lanka, an island off of the southern coast of India. The country Sri Lanka was called Ceylon until 1972 and although the name of the country changed at this time, the name Ceylon was kept for tea.

Ingredients: Black tea (Ceylon, Keemun), elderflower petals, calendula petals, natural and artificial flavouring

Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Strong
Origin Blend
Tea Format Loose Tea
Type Black

Easter to Thanksgiving   Review by  patricia

This loose black tea offers an authentic flavour and aroma of apricots in a marvellous blend that pairs perfectly with scones or chocolate, cookies or cake. I prefer mine without milk. My book club enjoys this tea served in my fine bone china teacups with crackers and Boursin or Wensleydale apricot cheese. It has such a remarkable aftertaste.

Posted on 2019-05-22

The best❤️  Review by  Lyn

Of all the teas I have had from Murchies, this is without a doubt my favourite. The aroma is incredible. Inhale deeply and stress vanishes. And it tastes even better. My 'Go to' when sad, irritated or even just feeling lonely.

Posted on 2017-07-28

Long for original blend.  Review by  Ellie

Years ago Murchie's apricot tea must have had real fruit in it. The new blend is pleasant enough but doesn't come close to the intensity and true flavour of the original apricot tea that I so loved. Maybe there will be a comeback some day?

Posted on 2015-12-05

Love this tea!  Review by  Amanda

This has become my new favorite ... With a little honey and a splash of cream this is divine. Great for mornings or even decadent enough as a dessert tea .... Really so good, very smooth and creamy ! Great quality !

Posted on 2015-01-23

My favorite tea  Review by  Shannon

Love this stuff; a pot o' this in the morning and I'm GOLDEN. I took it with me, along with my little teapot, when I went on vacation recently, braving the stares of other tourists in the hotel, because I know that everything in the restaurants/coffee shops is "Ptooey!" compared to this. Taking my first sip right now as I write this, ahhhh.....

Posted on 2014-09-13

Amazing  Review by  Heidi22

I first tried this tea as part of the fruity sampler pack. I really never would have thought I'd like it but I think apricot is now my favorite flavored. You really should try it. If you are curious but not totally sure, get the 10 pack box. I think you'll find it surprisingly wonderful.

Posted on 2013-07-14

Apricot Tea Sampler - Awesome!  Review by  Olivia

I was so excited to sit down with such a beautiful flavor and aroma tea. Keep up the great work of making teas. Thank you so much.

Posted on 2013-05-09

Favorite tea  Review by  Kristina

This is my favourite tea, and I've been drinking it for several years now. It does not taste like chemicals or fake fruit, which I find many fruity teas do, and has a nice bite to it too. I also enjoy doing a half and half combination of this with the Lavender blend tea from Murchie's, which comes out great, or else blending it half and half with Earl Grey, as the apricot and bergamot go nicely.

Posted on 2013-05-01

My favourite tea  Review by  Bellllama

This is my absolute favourite tea - love it in the mornings, afternoons and in the evening. Smooth and comforting.

Posted on 2012-11-13

Great for Iced Tea  Review by  Tim

This is one of my favourites for iced tea. Use a little more tea when you brew it, and don't let it steep too long. The end result is a refreshing drink with no bitterness.

Posted on 2012-10-02

Best Apricot  Review by  Rena

I've tried apricot flavours from several places, and nothing comes close to Murchie's. This is a full, fruity apricot flavour with a strong black tea to back it up. It's still recognizably tea, unlike many of the fruit teas I see in some other places, which have little to no nods to tea at all. This particular tea is my favourite flavoured indulgence when I feel like something more desserty than black tea.

Posted on 2012-09-28

You can also..  Review by  Eleanor - Murchie's Team Member

This tea is also incredibly good over ice with lemon and/or sweetener, or in a tea latte! Mmmm! A very versatile and yummy tea!

Posted on 2012-07-04

Favorite Flavored Tea  Review by  Deena

The apricot tea is a very smooth, flavorful tea. I don't usually like any fruit flavored teas because they taste fake to me, but Murchies has done an amazing job with this one! I would recommend this for anyone who is not sure about stepping out of their "tea comfort zone". I've been enjoying it for over 10 years!

Posted on 2012-02-17

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Flavour Profile Guide

Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.

Tea Strength Ratings

This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.

Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee               Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness

Coffee Ratings

We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.

Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:

Light Roast           More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker
Medium Roast           Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess
Dark Roast           Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal

Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:

Light Body           Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate
Medium Body           Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour
Full Body           Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Tea Brewing Guide

Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.

Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.

Brew times shown in minutes.

Coffee Brewing Guide

The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.

Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through

  • Fine to medium grind coffee
  • 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
  • Coarse grind coffee
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
  • Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
  • Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!

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