Peach Melba Tisane from Trail Lodge Tea

teapeachmelbaTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Honeybush & Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Trail Lodge Tea

Tisane Description:

This is a Trail Lodge Exclusive tea. The inspiration for this herbal tisane came from eating a peach melba sundae, and just like the desert, this tisane is a refreshing treat. The sweet taste of fresh peaches combines perfectly with the tartness of raspberries. It’s as if summer has been captured in a cup of tea. This tisane is great hot or iced. Ingredients: organic rooibos, organic honeybush, organic apple bits, organic raspberry bits, organic marigold, and natural flavor.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

This Peach Melba Tisane from Trail Lodge Tea is yummy!  I can’t say that I’ve ever had a “Peach Melba Sundae” but, I’m really enjoying this tisane.  The flavor of peach is sweet and contrasts really nicely with the tart and tangy flavor of raspberry.

The combination of organic rooibos and honeybush provides a really pleasant background for the flavors of peach and raspberry … a background that is a little bit nutty and sweet with a touch of honey.  It is really smooth and that smoothness makes the delivery of the flavors more sweet than tart, and I like that.  It really makes this taste like a dessert in a teacup.

I taste hints of creaminess too, and this also helps with the aforementioned smooth delivery.  The tart tingles on the tongue in the aftertaste … just like I’d experience if I ate a fresh, ripe raspberry.  I really like this tisane a lot – I love that it’s organic, I love the freshness of the flavor (It tastes like fresh peaches and raspberries!) and I love the creamy, nutty taste that weaves its way through the sip.  And because this is naturally caffeine-free, it’s a delicious dessert tea that I can enjoy any time of day without worry.

Having tried a few different teas form Trail Lodge Tea, I can say that I am really impressed with this company.  Their teas and tisanes have all been very enjoyable so far, and since they sent me several new ones recently, I’ll be sharing some more from them with you very soon!

Peach Melba from Lupicia


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Roobios

Where to Buy:  Lupicia

Product Description:

The delicious aroma of peaches and cream brings out the sweetness of the rooibos tea.

Taster’s Review:

I have never tasted the dessert before, but if it tastes anything like this tisane, I will definitely have to seek it out!

This is really quite good.  The overall flavor is sweet and fruity, but it isn’t cloying or too fruity.  The fact that the rooibos flavor is rather indistinct in this blend is a plus.  I am getting mere whispers of nutty notes from the rooibos, but what I am mostly tasting is a juicy peach and creamy vanilla!

The peach tastes sweet, but it isn’t a sugary sweet flavor that I imagined it would be given that a Peach Melba is vanilla ice cream topped with peaches and raspberries that have been reduced into a sauce.  (Or at least, that is what I think a Peach Melba is supposed to be… if it’s something different, please feel free to comment and set me straight!)  The vanilla is smooth and creamy.  The only thing that seems to be missing is the raspberry.

Yum!  This tisane makes for a delightful treat any time of the day and is especially nice in the evening since it’s caffeine free.