One of our writers’ group members dropped by with his wife today to get to know our little American Dingo we are fostering as they are thinking about adopting her. The wife had toured the plantation in Charleston about a month ago, and brought this as a gift. What a lovely surprise!

The first thing I noticed was that the aroma was far more natural than Midsummer Peach by H&S. This really smells like a fresh, juicy peach. I think I need to open my bag of Harney Sachets and let them breathe a little! There is a decided artificial aroma to them. Not this one!

Steeped, this is a very good cuppa. As I drank it, I couldn’t help fantasizing about hot summer weather and tall glasses of fruity iced tea. So I iced the rest of the pot! Delicious! I will definitely be making big pitchers of iced tea with this when summer rolls around.

The peach isn’t as subtle as I expected it would be in the iced version. It still comes through very well. The tea itself is a tiny bit astringent, not in a bad way…a lot like the base for Mango Black Iced that 52teas had last year. (That was so excellent by the way that I will personally beg Frank to make it available again next summer.)

Bigelow Tea

ashmanra, great to hear how much you enjoyed our Plantation Peach Tea….we couldn’t have done a better job making it sound as delicious, as you’ve described here. Thank you!
Kathy for Bigelow Tea

ScottTeaMan

I see you have ordered from the Charleston Tea Plantation. I ordered their black teabags many years ago by phone. Brewed up to be a nice smooth cup of tea. One day I am going to get some of their loose tea! :)) What did your wife think of the tour when she visited them?

ashmanra

Two friends have gone, and one enjoyed it enough to make a return trip. I hope to go this spring. A friend just moved to Charleston and has given an open invitation to stay at her place, so it would be a great opportunity!

ScottTeaMan

How far are you from Charleston? My sister used to live in Camp Lejeune, while her husband was stationed there. I really liked the area.

ashmanra

We are about a four drive from Charleston. Sandy, a tea friend both in person and here on steepster, was a doctor at Camp Lejeune before moving around the corner from me. She is the one who introduced me to fine loose teas!

ScottTeaMan

That’s a good story.

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Bigelow Tea

ashmanra, great to hear how much you enjoyed our Plantation Peach Tea….we couldn’t have done a better job making it sound as delicious, as you’ve described here. Thank you!
Kathy for Bigelow Tea

ScottTeaMan

I see you have ordered from the Charleston Tea Plantation. I ordered their black teabags many years ago by phone. Brewed up to be a nice smooth cup of tea. One day I am going to get some of their loose tea! :)) What did your wife think of the tour when she visited them?

ashmanra

Two friends have gone, and one enjoyed it enough to make a return trip. I hope to go this spring. A friend just moved to Charleston and has given an open invitation to stay at her place, so it would be a great opportunity!

ScottTeaMan

How far are you from Charleston? My sister used to live in Camp Lejeune, while her husband was stationed there. I really liked the area.

ashmanra

We are about a four drive from Charleston. Sandy, a tea friend both in person and here on steepster, was a doctor at Camp Lejeune before moving around the corner from me. She is the one who introduced me to fine loose teas!

ScottTeaMan

That’s a good story.

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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