Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Yummm. Our buttery Chinese sencha blended with cardamom and freeze-dried peaches. A little tang, a little sweet, a lot of soothing refreshment.
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I’m loving this! Before opening the pouch of this Peach Cardamom Green Tea Blend from 52Teas, I was excited to try it: I love Peach teas, I love the Chinese Sencha Green Tea that 52Teas uses as the base of most of their Green Tea blends and I love cardamom. I was fairly certain I’d really enjoy this blend. And then when I opened the pouch – the aroma of the tea was just … amazing! The peach together with the warm, exotic smell of cardamom was really compelling.
The flavors meld together in a really beautiful way. The peach is sweet and tastes like a fresh, juicy peach! The cardamom has a distinct flavor to it, and it imparts a certain warmth and accents the peach nicely. The Chinese Sencha was the right base to choose for this blend – it is soft and buttery, and it doesn’t give the blend a heavy “vegetative” or green taste … there are soft, vegetal notes to the cup but nothing that overwhelms the sweet peach and gentle spice of the cardamom.
My cup of this tea disappeared WAY too fast – that’s how good it is! I couldn’t stop drinking it! This one is going to be AMAZING iced and that time of year is fast approaching, but I also enjoy it served hot (let it cool for a couple of minutes, this really enhances the flavor tremendously!) It doesn’t need sweetener to enjoy it, but, I found that by adding a half a teaspoon of turbinado sugar, the flavor of the peach really shined through and the sweetening did help bring out the flavor of the cardamom as well.
Its so smooth and delicious! I like this one a lot! And do yourself a favor with this tea – take the leaves for a second steep … the second infusion is even better than the first!
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!