Thank you MissB for the tea!
It’s been a while since I’ve bought from a stash sale but I’ve been curious about this company for a while. Only selling peach teas seems like an odd gimmick for a company to have, but if it’s the best peach tea, then I can buy it. So when I saw you were looking to get rid of one of their teas, that was enough to get me to bite. The rest was just gravy. And then of course you added in a sample of the this and the other peach tea they carry, and I was so stoked! Now I get to try the whole line up.
The dry leaf looks fairly small/broken up – somewhat lowish quality, but not the worst either. It looks a lot like the typical black Ceylon base many companies use for their flavoured blacks.
I made that sample as a nice Western sized pot to sip on while watching Interstellar with the family. As soon as the water hit the tea leaf I could smell the sweetness of the peach filling my kitchen. It was fresh, and really realistic smelling. It could have easily been the smell of peach juices from slicing up a few really ripe peaches.
Taste wise, it’s far from bad but it doesn’t pack the same robustness as I was getting from the smell of it infusing. I think the peach is definitely there, and I like the level of sweetness, which is relatively natural, and overall juicyness. I do think it has more of an artificial and almost candy/Fuzzy Peach like quality to it though. Not chemical, mind you. It’s just that when it was steeping I really felt like it gave off a freshly cut, ripe peach vibe and this is more a “just cracked open a bag of Fuzzy Peaches” aroma. It’s good in a different way, but when you’re psyched for some natural peach taste it’s a small let down.
I enjoyed it overall – it was a good choice to sip on slowly throughout the whole movie. Also, now that I feel like I have a bit of a base line for what to expect, flavour wise, for the peach taste in the other two blends from this company I feel pretty good going into the tastings for those teas.