Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The Tao of Tea
Ginger Peach is a blend of fine black tea, organic dried ginger, calendula (marigold) flower petals and natural peach essence. Together, they blend to make a refreshing tea that can be enjoyed either warm or iced. Native to China and India, Peach has its roots in Persia, Greece and Spain. In the 16th century, it became cultivated in America. Peaches are low in calories and a good source of healthy carbohydrates. We use dried ginger root with mildly spicy flavor undertones to balance the sweet lushness of peach in this blend. Ginger is known to be a good remedy for digestive problems.
This is the 2nd tea that I received in the Steepster Select Box for August. I’ve tried some of Tao of Tea’s offerings by now and have been very happy with what I’ve tried, so I was sure I’d enjoy this also. Especially nice is that this is one that I hadn’t yet tried from Tao of Tea. I am glad that the Steepster Select Box is exposing me to new teas!
There are quite a few ginger peach teas out there. And like other teas, there are some ginger peach teas that are better than others. This is one of the better ones. The black tea base is strong and delicious. The astringency is tangy but not overly dry, and it gives the cup a nice balance. I don’t taste any real bitterness to the tea, a big plus in my book.
The peach flavor is sweet, although it is somewhat softer than I expected it to be. That being said, it balances out with the other flavors, providing a taste that is neither too sweet or overwhelmingly fruity.
The ginger is peppery and adds that sassy quality that I look for when I enjoy a ginger peach tea. Like the other components of this tea, I am not finding this to be too ginger-y, but providing just enough zesty spice to the cup to keep it interesting.
Overall, a very tasty, well-rounded Ginger Peach.
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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