22 December F&M Apricot, Honey & Lavender

Made with Fortnum’s own wildflower-rich Salisbury Plain honey, this light, floral and mellow infusion combines sweet notes of fruity apricot and honey with calming lavender to create an Apricot, Honey & Lavender Infusions Tea like no other.

Rosehip, Apple, Liquorice Root (12%), Sweet Blackberry Leaves, Lemon Balm, Lemon Peel, Apricot (5%), Lavender Flowers (3%), Honey Granules (3%), Apricot Flavouring (3%).CONTAINS: Liquorice – people suffering from hypertension should avoid excessive consumption.

In the bag the scent of apricot is strong. It smells sweet. 

While steeping the apricot is still strong and the lavender comes through. 

Sipping… the licorice is in the taste. Apricot follows. The lavender is everywhere in the sip, but not overpowering. 

This is a really nice cup. 

I’ve never blended lavender with licorice or fruit before. This is an inspired blend! I’m loving every sip. It’s going on my Boxing Day shopping list. 

As this cup disappears a lemon aftertaste sits on top of the licorice. It’s really nice. 

local honey from a farm in Sterling, MA

Time for Viking Wife to get random! 

I love apricots. When I was little I called dried apricots ‘ears’ and would devour them until I got ill. My mother always had a small stocking for me at Christmas addressed to “Baby Renee” (my middle name) for Santa to put baby food in. I don’t know the full story, but I do know I LOVED Gerber’s baby apricots. This stocking was out, and full of 3 little jars of baby food fruits, every Christmas until I had my daughter. I have possession of the stocking. But the tag that said “For Baby Renee” is long gone. 

5 out of 5 dried apricots

When I saw that VW liked this, I was expecting myself to be like.. Well get tied on to hate this. 

But, no! It is another Christmas miracle. WE both like it. 

*tosses confetti* It’s a Saturnalia Miracle!

I always think of apricots as a summer treat. When I was little we had several fruit bearing trees. *The Joy of living in Southern California.* 

Me and my cousin would make mud pies and use the apricot stones as decorations. We could just pick them off the tree and eat them. We were self-sufficient snacking children lol. 

If the rose is a bad trigger, then this tea is a good reminder of my childhood. 

Totally not Christmas, but I think I will be ordering some to enjoy in the summer. I did like the other notes as well, but the cup actually made me feel a little wistful. 

5 out of 5 happy memories. 

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