Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Tea Forté
An intoxicating infusion of luscious peaches and rich rooibos blended with whole bean Madagascar vanilla and fragrant cinnamon sticks.
Oh, this is yummy! It tastes like peach cobbler in a teacup!
The peach and cinnamon are the strongest flavors in this blend – to be honest, I am not getting a whole lot of vanilla essence, except for a creamy note as the tea glides over the palate. That being said, the creamy note is quite luxurious, and this blend would not be the same without the vanilla.
The cinnamon offers a gentle heat that is quite pleasing in contrast to the sweet, juicy flavor of the peach. I don’t taste a lot of flavor from the rooibos – but that’s quite alright with me. I do get a faint nutty/woody note from the rooibos, but, it doesn’t interfere with the other flavors. Instead, I think it compliments the cinnamon tones quite nicely, and gives the overall cup a very “peach cobbler topped with cream” kind of taste.
This is a tea that I recommend drinking hot. It would be tasty as an iced tea too, but I found that some of the peach flavor diminished as it cooled as the cinnamon became more prominent. It is still rather good, but I like it when I can really taste the sweet flavor of the peach. Plus… peach cobbler is best served warm, don’t you think?
This rooibos blend does have a very nice sweetness on its own, and I found it quite enjoyable without sweetener. It makes for a delightful no-calorie/no-fat dessert, and once you’ve tried it, you’ll be craving it!
This tisane is offered as a loose leaf blend, or if you prefer the elegant Tea Forté pyramids, you can find this flavor as part of the Winter Collection.
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!