The last tea left to try from my Fire Sale box from iHeartTeas! I’ve actually never had a peanut tea before, mostly because the bf is allergic to them and I feel bad buying things he can’t try. However, it doesn’t count if it’s a surprise!
In the bag, this smells very smokey, almost like a full lapsang even though it says there’s only a bit blended in here. Smokey teas and I don’t always get along, so I wasn’t so sure, probably why it took so long to brew this even with my love of peanut butter. However, there are lots of whole peanut halves, so I had high hopes! Brewed, this loses a lot of that smokey edge and is almost fruity. In fact, it reminds me of a nice keemun! It’s smooth and sweet, nicely full-flavored with a touch of smoke and a hint of astringency. I think this would be a fantastic breakfast tea!
The peanut, though, isn’t that prominent. There are nutty tones but I don’t really get “peanut” except at the every end of the sip—the smokey notes linger along with the peanut, and that’s the only time I get the “peanut butter toast” aspect. I think the name is a bit misleading, since this is more of a nutty, brisk morning blend to me. Though it’s totally different from what I was expecting, it’s very tasty and I don’t think it’ll take long to finish this off!