drank PÊCHE by Mariage Frères
1473 tasting notes

Another from CrowKettle. Also, sipdown!

Dry, this tea smells like dusty floral sour dried apricots.

Steeped, the tea smells like floral sour dried apricots.

Honestly, I’m a little scared to take a sip.

Huh, that’s not bad. Not bad at all. It’s not sweet candy like many of the stone fruit teas I’ve had, but the flavour is pretty good. Definitely sour apricot or peach (I know, it’s supposed to be peach, but I like my peaches ripe and my apricots sour).

This one is really hard to describe, as it’s sort of sour dried apricot, but then not really. But I don’t know what it reminds me of other than that.

It didn’t go bitter or astringent like Marco Polo. The black base is delicate, yet present. I should have probably steeped 4 minutes, but I like 3 for unknown black teas.

I added a little milk and sugar like always (seriously a little. 1 tbsp creamer and 1/4 tsp sugar for a 20 oz mug). It works, but I think I’d like it better without the milk.

Definitely a tea I’d like to try again. Not buy… try.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

I like how the name is like yelling at you or something. PEACH, DARNIT, PEACH!

OMGsrsly

That’s a C&P from their website, because I fail at French keyboarding and couldn’t find the lower case accented letters! I’m a bad Canadian, I know… ;)

Fjellrev

Ah, I didn’t even realize you were the first to review this. It’s ok, I can’t speak French. I’m a bad Canadian too haha.

CrowKettle

I’m a bad Canadian too. I also like the idea of trying all the mariage freres teas without buying them. Btw, this is indirectly from ToiToi :/

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Fjellrev

I like how the name is like yelling at you or something. PEACH, DARNIT, PEACH!

OMGsrsly

That’s a C&P from their website, because I fail at French keyboarding and couldn’t find the lower case accented letters! I’m a bad Canadian, I know… ;)

Fjellrev

Ah, I didn’t even realize you were the first to review this. It’s ok, I can’t speak French. I’m a bad Canadian too haha.

CrowKettle

I’m a bad Canadian too. I also like the idea of trying all the mariage freres teas without buying them. Btw, this is indirectly from ToiToi :/

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

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