Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Georgia Tea Company
A Chinese black tea with dried cranberries and peach flavoring. For those cranberry lovers!
This is a different flavor combination – I don’t typically see the flavors of cranberry and peach blended together, but, they work together quite well. The tartness of the cranberry is curbed just enough by the sweet, juicy flavor of the peach to make this a slightly tart, pleasantly sweet taste.
The black tea base is strong and tannic in this blend, and is just a little too astringent in my opinion. Not bitter, but, very dry – almost to the point of being what I would describe as starchy. It is not off-putting, though, and I am still quite enjoying this cup, but, if I were to change anything to make it MORE enjoyable, I would soften the astringency here.
The cranberry-peach combination is this tea’s saving grace. The cranberry is bright and bursting with flavor, and offers just a hint of berry tanginess complete with a pleasing berry tingle on the tongue. The peach is smooth and sweet, and hits the palate right up front, and lingers until the finish.
This tea is enjoyable served hot or cold – and perhaps it’s just today’s warm weather talking here, but I found it especially refreshing iced. All things considered, this is a very tasty tea.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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