Organic Apricot Black Tea

Subtly fruity and floral, with a spring apricot blossom note

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Apricot Black Tea
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Organic Apricot Black Tea


Imagine apricot blossoms in the spring and you'll have an impression of this Fair Trade Certified organic black tea. Using a smooth and light black tea as the base, this organic flavored black tea has a luscious apricot flavor that is subtly fruity and floral - just delicious! Also makes an excellent iced tea.

Ingredients: organic and Fair Trade Certified Chinese black tea, organic apricots, organic calendula petals and organic apricot flavor

What are Flavored Teas?


Our delicious flavored teas use the same top-quality organic tea that we offer in our unflavored varieties, but are blended with pieces of real fruit, spices, flowers, and 100% natural flavors. When blending our teas, our goal is to create a cup that balances the taste of the tea with the flavors of the additional ingredients so that neither one overpowers. All of the natural flavors we use are either extracts taken directly from the botanical ingredient, or extracted using 100% GMO-free grain alcohol as a solvent. You can rest assured that none of the flavors used in our blends are synthetically or artificially derived, and do not use artificial preservatives.

Steeping Instructions


At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend black teas to be steeped for 3 to 5 minutes in water heated to a full, rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And remember to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Trish

    "Just opening the bag and smelling this tea puts me in a good mood! It has a delicate fruity flavor which is so tasty hot or iced!"

  • Jeremy

    "Subtle but well matched with the black tea base."

  • Aubrey

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

Health Benefits


Like all true tea, black tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels. Black tea specifically has been found to regulate blood sugar in diabetics better than other types of tea, according to a study done by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

For more information about the health benefits of black tea and other types of tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  • 5
    Great for fruit taste lovers

    Posted by Sarah Eitel on 14th Apr 2024

    This was the first tea I got when I was starting out on teas and I still love it. I really like fruit tastes, so when I was starting out I got this just to be safe, and I haven't been disappointed. So lovely!! Great for milk tea, too.

  • 5

    Posted by Keiko Saile on 1st Mar 2024

    Of all the flavored Arbor black teas, this Apricot one (and the Earl grey) are my favorites. The apricot pleasantly surprised me with it's fresh, fruity and non-artificial aroma. Reminds me more of Mango than apricot, with a hint of lemon. Very delightful! Works well hot and iced.

  • 3
    a lovely apricot flavor

    Posted by Skye on 22nd Nov 2022

    I think it's important to preface this review with this: I'm not a huge fruit tea drinker. I decided to take advantage of the fact that Arbor offers sample sizes of all their teas to buy every single black tea and have been working my way through the samples with an open mind to finding new favorites. I was pleasantly surprised by the aroma and taste of this tea. It didn't taste artificial to me at all, which was my main concern and I found the apricot flavor to taste authentic and lovely. I can see it offering a taste of summer in the winter but my first thought when drinking it was that it would make a delicious iced tea, which I see one of the other reviewers does. I'm not sure that I'll buy a full size of this, since I've already decided I want to do the lychee flavor for iced tea this summer, but I think it's a great option for fans of fruit teas generally and apricot flavor in particular.

  • 5
    Wonderful taste

    Posted by Marlene Roblot on 15th Nov 2021

    This tea states like no order, if you like fruity flavors you should definitely try this one! I love it.

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Nick Moloney on 20th Sep 2021

    This is one of my favorite fruit-flavored teas. It has just enough flavoring but doesn't taste too strong. Highly recommended for iced tea!

  • 5

    Posted by Neerja on 25th Jul 2021

    Excellent flavor; well-balanced.

  • 5
    Apricot Tea

    Posted by Marissa on 31st Jul 2020

    This is SUPER yummy for a summertime Iced tea!! I have used it for iced tea by making it hot and then chilling it and by making iced tea cold brew style. Both ways turned out wonderful. It is flavorful without needing to add sugar :)

  • 5
    Apricot tea

    Posted by Terry on 20th Aug 2018

    Absolutely the best apricot tea l have ever had and I have tried a lot of apricot teas. There is often competition for the last cup of this tea in our house because my husband likes as well as I do. This is the main reason I order tea from this company.

  • 5
    Perfectly balanced mix of black tea and apricot flavor

    Posted by Judith Schultz on 21st Dec 2017

    Yumalish! This is a perfectly balanced blend of black tea with a subtle burst of apricot flavor. I add a little milk and for me, this is a little slice of heaven in a cuppa.

  • 5
    Light and Lovely

    Posted by Jennifer Brown on 21st Nov 2017

    This is a lovely lightly flavored tea. I like stronger flavors usually, but when I need something a little different, this is a super nice treat. The hint of apricot is just right.

  • 5
    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!

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    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 worth every sip! :-)

  • 3
    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.

  • 5
    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.

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