Leaf Type: Oolong, Black, Green Blend
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.
Ingredients: Oolong, organic black tea, organic jasmine green tea, osmanthus petals, natural flavor, peaches, and jasmine petals.
Learn more about this tea here.
When discovering Peach Blossom from Fusion Teas I find the bag proclaims this tea as an oolong, it is in fact a blend of several types of tea. I do taste the oolong, and it is nice, rather on the mellow side though but I feel that is exactly what this tea is wanting to portray.
Its a lovely exploration into the orchard or garden. A quite time with your favorite book, or a serene landscape where little creatures feel safe to play. That is the emotion this tea evokes.
The peach flavor in this tea is not over done, although personally I can never get enough peach, but it is nice, subdued, and well mannered. I do get just a touch of the flavoring as being somewhat artificial like, but not so much so that it turns me off.
The mouthfeel is slightly full, a tad but creamy, and heavy enough that I feel one could ice this nicely.
I like the touch of jasmine green and jasmine petals in this tea and again, it is not over done and does not take on too much of a floral aspect yet is easy enough to detect.
Normally I am not a big fan of so many teas being blended together. I often find that the blend would have been far better if only one tea base had been chosen. This tea however seems to do exactly what it has aimed to do. It creates a soft balance between a fruity tea, a floral tea, and a tea that whispers in your ear gently, yet is strong enough to stand it’s ground. Just like the Heroine in one of my favorite books. This may just have to be in my tea rotation to drink while reading outdoors this spring!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The English Tea Store
A delicious synergy between excellent high grown tea, rich fresh vanilla and a lovely cream character.
This is a naturally flavored black tea. We use natural high grown Ceylon tea from estates at more than 5500 feet above sea level. We add natural flavor to give a clean true taste with no chemical aftertaste.
Packaged in a vapor proof triple layer bag. Product of Sri Lanka.
98% or more of this tea comes from estates that are part of the Ethical Tea Partnership. The ETP is an initiative started within the tea industry to monitor and regulate living and working conditions on estates around the world.
Learn more about this tea here.
Another fine tea from a friend at Steepster.
A creamy delight. I find this tea not to be excessively creamy or excessively vanilla flavored – meaning – not artificially flavored. There is such a distinct difference between teas that are blended with natural ingredients and those that are not. It takes time to appreciate the difference I believe, I know it has for me. I can appreciate both types as there is a place for both types however when I get a tea this good that has no additives and is part of a Ethical Tea Partnership, I just swoon.
The mouthfeel is on the heavy side from the creamy flavor – more thick than heavy I suppose, as the tea base is nice and light yet bold enough to carry the “weight” of the cream and vanilla flavors.
I could see this taking very well to a milk or cream, as well as sugar if you cared to add more sweet to it but truly it does not need any of those elements whatsoever – its just perfect on its own.
Now for the record, this is not my all time favorite from The English Tea Store as they carry a couple of my perma stash teas such as Angel’s Dream and Lady Londonderry, however this is a very lovely tea and I am so thankful to have tried it!