Third place cold brew, but so close to tying with my second place choice. I liked this one a lot and since it was the first one that I had tried I was actually legit worried that I had started with the best and it would only go downhill from there…
This was one of the two peach blends I was most excited about on name alone, but what I saw the ingredients list I was a little confused because peach and cardamom is one of the weirdest approaches to a peach soda inspired tea that I can imagine. I would have expected either peach and a citrus of some kind for more of a “Sprite” feel or vanilla for a take on a “Peaches and Cream Soda”. I’m honestly not sure what the idea was here. Maybe it’s a UK thing lost on me? I don’t know.
Regardless of the naming miss, this tastes really good – and is a very fresh and unique take of peach that I really appreciate. It does feel a little more autumnal or “harvest-y” to me, probably because of the cardamom, over summer but both of the two flavours come through really clearly and are very balanced with one another. I wouldn’t call this more of a fruit blend than a spiced blend just like I couldn’t call it more of a spiced blend than a fruit blend. It’s also just right in terms of sweetness level, and very refreshing!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7sQzI8Bw04