Pouring this in to my cup I got a lovely poof of fresh peaches. But then when I stuck my nose into the cup to sniff? Peach schnapps. It was a little surprising and a bit unpleasant. I had these peach gummies once that were peach-tasting only on the surface. Once you actually, you know, tasted them, they tasted fake and synthetic and left a horrible aftertaste. This tea? Smells like those gummies.
Okay, I did heavy on the leaf compared to what is recommended, but I typically do with oolongs and greens. I haven’t had a yellow tea before but honestly figure I won’t do them any differently. Unless they just suck when done that way. But considering this is a flavored tea and I haven’t had huge luck with TeaGermanname teas, I’m not going to judge all yellows by how this turns out, good or bad.
And I’m really braced for bad here. I try to sip and the schnapps/fake gummy scent burns my nose. Help. Please.
Okay, well sipping it does not cause physical pain like I was afraid of so that’s a step in the right direction. But really all I’m getting from this is fake peach. Fake, synthetic, nasty-aftertaste-from-gummies peach. I’m still sipping and it’s improved but it’s still not good. It’s peach schnapps peach. Fake gummy peach. It leaves a little fake-sweetner-esque burn on my tongue that makes me want gum or toothpaste or stinky cheese.
Yeah, I’m half way through my cup and I can’t torture myself anymore. I’ll give the husband some to see how he likes it. He actually likes those peach gummies.