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.