Just noticed I hadn’t written a note for this one, even though I’ve tasted it so many times and even left a review on the company website… Oh well, time to catch up!
This tea smells incredible. Many people are swayed to buy it in the shop just by its perfume, this beautiful strong peach/apricot/mirabelle and marigold smell that seems like it might make a perfectly sweet, absolutely divine brew.
I’m sorry to say that, like many Whittard teas, it doesn’t copy the scent exactly (so few teas can match up to how good they smell, anyway). Kind of a shame because I am a MASSIVE fan of peach flavour and it’s rare to get juicy rich peach flavours in tea, but hey ho, this is still good! The Ceylon base is just too strong to let the peach and apricot flavours take over, but it seems to work well with them, instead. It’s not dry at all, has a kind of slight sweetness to the fruit flavour that’s more nuance-y than actually just like the fruit. The aroma of the brew is lovely… And this is just floral/fruity enough that I don’t take it with milk, but with a teaspoonful of honey.
It’s a lovely, well-balanced tea, but it’s always going to be disappointing how little it tastes like how the leaves smell. Oh well! I’ve got plenty of this to get through ♥