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This is surprisingly good, though I did sweeten it so the mango flavor was pretty evident. I brought a whole bunch of bagged teas to work to get through them as I prefer loose leaf at home. Anyway, this didn’t get bitter even when using the office’s hot water (where I can’t tell the temperature). I used the same bag for 2 cups and it held up pretty well. Not something I would seek out, but maybe with a sale or something, I wouldn’t mind it again. I think I have 1 more bag and than I’ll be out.
It’s a nice tea, but I get mostly Ceylon and almost no cherry. I wish I could pick up on the cherry flavor a bit more, because the cherry aroma of the dry leaf, though subtle, smelled natural a d enticing.
I’m using the electric pot at work, so the water is just under boiling. Maybe if I use boiling water, more of the cherry flavor will come through.
I bought this expecting it to be an organic herbal tea, but turns out it was a Ceylon tea flavored with peppermint. Usually I am very sensitive to caffeine, thus try to avoid black/green tea as well as coffee except for some very special occasions, but this one was alright. I drank it at night and had no problem falling asleep. Taste wise it’s very mild and cooling enough to soothe throat and open nasal passages. I must say even though it wasn’t the product I was looking for it wasn’t as disappointing. I think I got what my money’s worth and am okay with this purchase.
I’m giving this a higher rating than it probably deserves. I brewed a cup of this and then was distracted by this: http://jezebel.com/lets-adopt-all-of-these-rescued-farm-animals-immediate-1486782561 which led me to almost cry and then go to Farm Sanctuary’s site. 12 minutes later, this was severely over-brewed, but it didn’t get bitter or super-astringent. I love leaves that are forgiving, and I am in a generous holiday mood so I am giving this a high rating!
This just might be the (bagged) strawberry tea of my dreams!
I steeped for 2 minutes as suggested on the box. Next time I’ll do my usual three. A little honey, a little cream, and yum.
Still on the search for a naturally flavoured strawberry loose leaf tea, but I’m not in much of a rush anymore. :)
How much Candy Corn is too much Candy Corn?
okay okay what i meant to say is, i just ordered like $150 worth of tea from a few different companies cuz my stash is finally running low! it’s very exciting. i’ve learned so much about tea through all the awesome samples so many of you have shared with me over the year. So now that i have room for more tea in my cupboard, it’s great to be able to confidently buy teas i know i will enjoy immensely!
idk where this tea bag came from, lingering in the bottom of a drawer in the kitchen. but it was preserved nicely. and brews rather well.
I’ve tried peppermint teas before and I hated them. But for some reason I decided to try this and I absolutely loved it. It wasn’t too strong and has an actual minty feel after swallowing, like when you drink water after chewing a piece of gum.
This is also wonderful cold brewed and mixed with a black tea. Very refreshing especially on a hot day.
Sorry about the absence, Steepster! My laptop’s video card overheated, so I’ve been more or less without a way to update. (Because I sure as hell don’t want to write these posts on a touch screen with no mobile app!)
Anyway, this was on sale and I’m out of darjeeling, so I went for it. It smells pretty good for what I paid, which was two bucks. The scent doesn’t remind me too much of actual darjeeling. More like the standard fodder we make into sweet tea here in the south. As for steeping, I went with the preparation that was recommended on the envelope. Two minutes seems like a pretty short time, but by the end of that second minute, it looked nice and dark. This leads me to wonder if I could get a second steep from each bag. Hmmm.
The flavor is pretty solid, but not as strong as I expected. It’s satisfying, but a bit mild and dull. Next time, I’ll probably go with a longer steep time. It’s also very astringent. As for muscatel, you can kinda taste it in the finish, but otherwise, this is pretty generic black tea. Oh well, it’ll taste good over ice.
Backlog from Christmas day!
My mom happened to have a spare bag of this at the house and I really wanted a plain black so we fired up her new kettle (I bought her the Cuisinart variable one) and gave it a shot.
It was good for what it was – a bit bland, but I was glad to have something hot to drink. I remember a definite honeyed smell that did carry over slightly into the taste, but overall I really prefer a stronger, maltier black.
Ah well- it makes me happy to be back home with my regular cupboard!
Props for a really good candied dried mango smell and finish; lost points for that generic bagged green tea flavour and a sourness -do you know what I’m talking about? Mouth fuzz. But really, the mango flavour here is like my favourite popsicles and ice cream. I possibly like it better than the two from Murchies.
This isn’t bad at all. Thanks ToiToi!
New Years agenda: drink ALL the mango teas!!!!
The recommended steeping time for this tea is 1 min (light), 2 min (strong) and 3 min (with milk).
I steeped it for a bit longer than their longest recommended steeping time without any hint of bitterness. I also added a bit of milk. When smelling the tea, the roundedness from the black cherry is present, though there definitely isn’t an overpowering artificial cherry smell. The tea is pleasant; a black tea with subtle cherry notes that makes the tea interesting.
I know that some people aren’t that impressed with this tea because the cherry flavour is so mild. For me, it is a good alternative when I want something a bit different than a plain breakfast black tea.
A review of Golden Peach (Premium Organic) Tea by St. Dalfour
Company: St. Dalfour
Tea Name: Golden Peach Tea (Premium Organic)
Tea Type/Varietal: Black
Region: Sri Lanka
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: Cup/tea bag
Liquor Color: golden brown/ amber
1st Steeping: 2 good steeps
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes
Note: I took one tea bag and put it in my cup and add pure boiling water into the cup and leaving it to steep for a few minutes. Once done, I remove the tea bag and take in the tea’s aroma which is that of peach. Upon taste tea is very smooth and malty in taste and tea’s color is a darkish brown, in the light directly it is an amber color with the yellow dew immersing in the cups middle.
I am unsure if it is me or that the tea taste sterile because it is organic tea, I find that things that are organically made tend to be very cleanly like with that medicinal quality to it.
2nd Steeping: I would rate this second steep a 5* good tea.
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes
Note: Using the same tea bag I pour more water into my cup and leave it to steep; this time tea is still very strong but the color is lighter, seeing more of the lighter aspect of the amber, yellow/orange/brown coloring is playing in my cup. The tea’s aroma is still that of peach tea. I let it cool a bit more and removed the bag sometime later and pour it in my tea jug with some ice in the jug.
I am trying this tea as iced tea flavored water. It is nice if one just have to have flavored water and none else. The peach is ideally played with the coldness of the ice and this Ceylon tea is aptly blended with the peach when served as iced tea.
I did not like this tea when first I tried it and returning to it months later and adjusting it to my taste (although I am not an ice tea drinker), I found a way to enjoy this peach tea.
I received a single bag of this tea tossed in as a free sample with an order from a health food company. Overall it is not the best green tea but a lot better than I expected as the mandarin orange flavor is very natural tasting but very overpowering of the light green tea. Overall good enough to finish the cup I brewed but not good enough for me to actually buy more with my own money so from my perspective it is understandable why this tea was discontinued.