Fredericksburg Peach from Zhi Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Zhi Tea

Tea Description:

Great hot or cold, this Assam FOP based tea is thirst quenching and satisfying. Rich Single Estate, Fair Trade, organic tea leaves from India along with organic domestic peach pieces (dried in slices then cut by hand by us) and USDA organic peach flavor.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

For my next pitcher of iced tea, I decided I’d try this tea, and while I was making it for the iced tea pitcher, I decided to pour myself a cup of it so that I could try it hot.

This is really quite tasty.  The peach flavor starts out soft but after a couple of sips it begins to really pop.  It is sweet and luscious!  And I love the combination of Assam tea and peach.  I’m used to peach flavored black teas with a Ceylon base, and I really like that Zhi chose an Assam base for this tea – because the malty tones of the Assam seem to pair perfectly with the sweet, juicy taste of the stone fruit.

It’s a delicious cup of hot tea, but it’s amazing iced.  The Assam becomes very smooth, and supports the peach tones in a very pleasing way.  Sweet and fruity, but, what I like is that the tea is bold enough to taste like a TEA and not a fruity soft drink.  Very nice!

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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!

3 thoughts on “Fredericksburg Peach from Zhi Tea

  1. I’m not a huge flavored tea person, but something about this company, Zhi Tea, suggests to me that I might actually like some of their flavored blends. I can definitely see peach and Assam going well together, as a lot of Assams have tones in their aroma suggestive of dried fruit. I tend to like flavored teas most when the aromas of the tea and the flavorings and other ingredients blend together seamlessly.

  2. wow! thank you for the fantastic review. as the creator of this blend, i have to honestly say i have a love/not-quite-love relationship with this tea! sometimes i feel like it could have a bit more body, and i should use a assam blend or maybe add some chinese black to give it a bit more roundness. maybe i am lazy and may it is just fine as it is! i do favor it chilled or over ice, for sure.
    and i am grateful that ellen, our chief blender, is happy to cut the peach slices (with scissors) as i found it to be a mind-numbing task (and i have enough of those!).
    also, i have been experimenting with lapsang, peach, and assam (and a secret ingredient) to create a smoked peach tea. so far it is pretty good.
    thanks for the wonderful feedback. it makes my day!
    jeffrey

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