Leaf Type: Oolong, Black & Green Teas
Where to Buy: Fusion Teas
A Taiwanese Oolong masterpiece. This oolong is blended with organic green and black teas, and flower blossoms to produce a blend that is appealing to the eye and palate. Makes delicious iced tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
It took me a few sips to come around with this Peach Blossom tea from Fusion Teas. That is to say, my first sip … I wasn’t all that excited about this tea. My reaction was kind of “meh … whatever.” The second and third sip … there was a little improvement to my attitude, but, not enough for me to say that I really enjoyed it. But I was still sipping on it, so that is a good sign.
By the time I reached mid-cup, I realized that I was actually … liking it! And now that the cup is nearly finished, I can say that this is a really interesting cuppa – and definitely worth exploring.
I think that my initial reaction was due to the fact that I was expecting more of an Oolong presence in this tea … and I found myself “feeling” the Oolong more than I was tasting it. That is to say, I could taste that smooth, rich texture that I experience with an Oolong, but nothing that really tasted overtly OOLONG to me. Then again, I wasn’t tasting anything overtly black tea or green tea to me … what I was tasting was something of a cross of the three … or dare I say it? A FUSION of the three types of tea.
Which I guess is exactly the point of this blend. It is indeed a fusion of teas … it possesses qualities of all three types of tea in the blend … and none of the three takes over. I taste the lovely jasmine notes which really make this blend shine … and the peach is a soft and delectable fruit note. I love the way these two notes – the fruit and the flower – play off one another. It’s really quite pleasant.
Overall, I really enjoyed this cup … even if the first few sips were not quite as memorable as the last few! And this is really tasty as an iced tea – that’s where it really SHINES!
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!