I have to admit that, at first, I didn’t like this tea. It’s grown on me, though. I still don’t know whether I’m honestly getting gingersnaps when I drink it, but my initial reaction of dislike has changed to one of appreciation.
I find this a very warming tea. Ginger isn’t the dominant flavour, as I perhaps expected, but you can definetly feel the heat from the spice at the back of your throat as you drink it. It’s not overpoweringly spicy from the off, either — rather, the flavour develops with each successive sip. As it cools, I find the peach flavour comes through more, which is actually quite pleasant. I wasn’t sold on the ginger-peach combination at first. As I said, though, I’ve found this to be a grower.
This is a “whole-leaf” tea, and the bag contains a generous amount of identifiable Hibiscus, Rosehip, Apple, Orange Peel, Peach, and Ginger pieces. The reason I wasn’t keen on this tea to begin with was because it is relatively tart, with a noticably sour aftertaste. I suspect these flavours emnate from the Hibiscus and the Rosehip, and I’m beginning to see what they contribute to the overall flavour.
In the cup, this tea produces a medium red-orange liquor. It smells more of the aforementioned peach that it does of ginger, but you can detect a spicyness in the background.
Overall, this tea provides more or less what it says it will. I’ve never come across peach flavoured gingersnap biscuit before, but if there was such a thing, I imagine it would taste approximately like this tea.