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Organic Apricot Black Tea

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$18.00 USD
100 servings, 18¢ per serving
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6 servings
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Imagine apricot blossoms in the spring and you'll have an impression of this Fair Trade Certified organic black tea. We re-vamped this blend in the Fall of 2008 to punch up the luscious apricot flavor, resulting in a subtly fruity and floral cup - just delicious! This Apricot Black Tea, as with all of our flavored blends, uses only the highest quality organic loose tea, essential oils and botanical ingredients, insuring an excellent cup every time!

Ingredients: Organic Chinese black tea, organic apricots, organic calendula petals and natural apricot flavor


Serving Size: one generous teaspoon (1.5) per 8 oz cup of water

Staff Perspectives


Aubrey Says: The apricot flavoring is so deliciously subtle that this black tea seems naturally fruity, not "flavored."


Jeremy Says: Subtle but well matched with the black tea base.

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  1. Fruitfully delicious!

    Posted by Kara on 17th Jan 2016

    I adore fruity teas in general and this one fits the bill--a nice, natural apricot flavor. Not too overpowering. Lovely!

  2. My new daily drink

    Posted by Jeff Hayner on 19th Apr 2015

    I am a daily tea drinker in the mornings and had mostly used Trader Joe's English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast with a drop of lemon juice. I got my hands on some of this organic Apricot Black Tea and really love it. I am not a big flavored tea fan, but this one seems to have just the right amount of fragrance and fruit flavor to balance with the black tea, no lemon drop needed. It has become my new daily tea and I recommend it to anyone who wants a decent cup of tea, even after the third steeping (cheapskate here). Try it you won't be disappointed.

  3. Just like the fresh apricots from my mama's homemade apricot jam!

    Posted by Becky Joy on 7th Sep 2013

    I am an apricot lover because of the jam my mother use to make me and this tea brings me back to those wonderful memories! The apricot flavor resembles the apricots that we would pick right of the tree. The flavor is fresh, fruity, and simply fantastic! It's a pleasure warm or cold. Give it a try...so worth every sip! :-)

  4. Just meh

    Posted by Lauren on 1st Mar 2013

    For some reason, the apricot flavoring of this tea tasted a bit artificial to me. The taste wasn't bad, and the intensity was balanced well with the black tea base, but it didn't taste like real apricots to me. Not bad, but I don't think I'll be purchasing again, especially since Arbor Teas offers other, much better options.

  5. Balanced & Harmonious

    Posted by Greg W. on 7th May 2012

    Sometimes fruit-flavored teas are real fruit-bombs, so powerfully fruity that they might as well be herbal teas (there's so little natural tea flavor). This tea, however, is, to my taste, a complete success. The apricot flavor is "just enough"; and the black tea that Arbor uses is quite fine, with low tannins. I think it is near-delicious, even though I'm not a particular fan of apricot as a fruit. Here, the tea and the fruit marry extremely well.

  6. Wonderful and Fruity

    Posted by Georgina R on 15th Jan 2012

    This tea brewed to a lovely orangy-brown color. My husband hates fruit and proclaimed it delicious. It is very fruity in fragrance and taste, but it is wonderful.


We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.

There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.


Quantity of tea: one generous teaspoon (1.5) per 8 oz cup of water


Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)


Steeping time: 3-5 minutes

Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.

Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.

Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!


There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Caffeine check here.