Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Here’s a tongue-tantalizing blend of premium white teas, dried peaches, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove and black peppercorns with natural flavors. My wife thought we should call it Peaches & Herb after the disco duo. All of our younger customers are now thinking, “Who????” which is why I decided to go with Peach Fuzz Chai.
Learn more about this tea here.
This is one instance where I wish I hadn’t read the description of the tea before writing the review. Because now, I can’t get the song Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches and Herb out of my head. Aarrgh! Seriously, I had to go straight to my music collection and listen to something to rock that groove right out of my head. If you’re suffering from the same irritation, click here.
Now, I can talk about this tea.
This is quite tasty. The spices are really lively in this, which is how it should be for a chai. I taste the clove very prominently, with the cinnamon and cardamom filling in the background notes. The ginger and black pepper provide a nice little peppery bite that lingers into the aftertaste. I find myself wondering how some star anise might do with in this, as I love that licorice-y taste of anise. But, as it is, I like the way these spices have been blended.
The peach starts off a bit soft, and isn’t really too noticeable at the start. It isn’t until about mid-cup, and in the aftertaste, when I notice the peach tones, and they are delicious and offer a nice sweetness to contrast with the spicy notes.
And the white tea is not lost in this blend! Even though it’s in there, beneath the spices, I don’t have to search for the white tea flavor. It has a light, crisp flavor and a smooth texture, with hints of hay notes that seem to brighten up the whole cup.
While this isn’t my favorite 52Teas chai, it’s really good, and a vast improvement over the Apple Vanilla White Chai. I think that this one will be excellent iced too!
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!