Delectable. I loved it, all three steepings that I put it through. I bought it originally as a replacement for Rishi’s White Peach, which it could sadly never replace, but it’s a great deal and a fine tea.
“Delectable. I loved it, all three steepings that I put it through. I bought it originally as a replacement for Rishi's White Peach, which it could sadly never replace, but it's a great deal and a...” Read full tasting note
“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...” Read full tasting note
“First yellow tea review! And I'm a bit confused of what to make of it. I think I would prefer a yellow tea without any flavoring added in, but here we have one with peach included. As a result,...” Read full tasting note
“I recently received this from Ashley...thanks Ashley! I am always interested in trying teas from TeaGschwendner because I haven't had many and they are not very easy for me to obtain. I am...” Read full tasting note
Under the hot summer sun, juicy peaches lie ripe and ready to burst. The sweet fruit perfectly compliments the flavor of delicate yellow tea from the Wuyi Mountains in northern Fujian Province, China
Ingredients:Yellow tea from China, sunflower blossoms and natural flavor.
Preparation: 3g tea leaves (2 heaping teaspoon) per 8oz cup of filtered water, boiled and cooled to 90°C/194°F. Allow to brew 2 min.
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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.
First yellow tea review!
And I’m a bit confused of what to make of it. I think I would prefer a yellow tea without any flavoring added in, but here we have one with peach included. As a result, it’s extremely difficult to differentiate what flavors are coming from the tea, and what are coming from the flavoring.
Anyway, the tea is quite gorgeous! Lots of full, beautiful dark-green leaves, peppered with sunflower blossoms. The leaves are almost papery to the touch, but really, I haven’t seen leaves this large… ever. So I steeped up two tsps of this in my pot, and let it brew. This is sort of the last “big” tea I have from TG, so I’m hoping for something amazing. It steeps up to a orange-y yellow, with a scent that’s pretty peachy. with a hint of… buttery floral? I can’t really tell.
Anyway, the taste is pretty interesting. I can’t tell if I like it more than I do, or not. If that makes any sense. The taste is almost a little musky apricot. LIke dried apricots that you get in a bag at the supermarket. And then there’s an almost weird, savory quality. It almost tastes like a green tea turned into a black tea. It’s… bizarre. I guess it’s a light fermentation taste? But it blends too much with the peach aftertaste for me to really decide. The peach aftertaste kind of is like those gummy peach candies. Pretty sweet, but a bit one-dimensional.
This one is pretty nice to sip, but it’s not blowing my socks off. There’s something almost off and… odd about it. Something that just doesn’t fit. I can’t really place what it is that’s pretty off-putting about it, but I did have no problem finishing the cup. Hrm.
It’s just a bit weird in general.
I recently received this from Ashley…thanks Ashley! I am always interested in trying teas from TeaGschwendner because I haven’t had many and they are not very easy for me to obtain.
I am looking at these REALLY low reviews and am nervous but many of you know as long as it’s vegetarian…I’ll try anything once…so…here-goes!
The blossoms are kinda freakin’ me out! They look like weird mini aliens or something! LOL
The peach aroma is lovely.
The leaves are plumping up and expanding in size quite a bit! The leaves themselves smell like a cross between an oolong and a flavored green. The color of the tea-liquid is that of a pale brown…similar to some oolongs I have seen. It smells mostly of peach with a bit of floral and even less woodsiness.
It has a very dry type taste. Not really any flavoring is coming thru. It almost tastes a little ‘dated’. I guess if one taste IS coming thru it would be close to an unflavored oolong type taste. It’s awful just doesn’t taste like much. Certainly nothing like what I expected based on the name, company, look, or SCENT of it while infusing.
Whereas this is drinkable it’s not what any company should aim for in any tea. I wouldn’t suggest this to anyone especially if they are new to yellow teas…it would just give them the wrong impression of a YELLOW tea.
This was the first yellow tea I ever tried-and I think it’s STILL the only one. This was such a strange tea-it was like the peach flavor was divorced from the tea. Maybe they flavored only the sunflower blossoms? Whatever they did it was like drinking two different things that were not fused into one. I’ve had other teas from TG that included dried fruit-why they didn’t use dried peaches here is beyond me. The tea itself tasted kinda like a harsh, cheap black or dark oolong. It took me a long time to finish this bag-and that was when TG still sold teas in 50 gram bags. I guess it’s discontinued now-I will not miss it.