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drank Ginger Peach by The Tao of Tea
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Tea of the morning and my second tea from the Steepster August box……

I have had a few ginger peach teas in my tea journey, and this one is different. The ginger is the main note, with subtle hints of peachy sweetness. One ginger tea that stands out in my memory did not work for me as the ginger made the tea more bitter than spicy. This one works, though. The ginger in this one makes it refreshing and spicy without a hint of bitterness. A side effect….I can breathe very well. That morning sinus that can linger for a bit is gone.

I do like that this is not a tea I would have normally chosen due to my past experiences with very ginger teas. Thank you, Steepster, for chosing this one.

24 oz teapot, 4 1/2 actual tsp tea, freshly boiled water (in the cheap electric kettle from a big box store, because I have two from a recent product launch that quit working), 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
DaisyChubb

Thanks for this review Jen – I love a good ginger peach but not a bad one, if you get my drift, so it’s great to live vicariously through your steepster club until it comes to Canada! I will def put this tea on my list.

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DaisyChubb

Thanks for this review Jen – I love a good ginger peach but not a bad one, if you get my drift, so it’s great to live vicariously through your steepster club until it comes to Canada! I will def put this tea on my list.

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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