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!
Where To Buy: Rare Tea Republic
Large, downy needles produce a sweet and creamy, full-bodied golden liquor with notes of peach blossom and dried apricot. This is a unique selection from a little-known origin. Plucking date: August 10, 2011.
This tea – Doke Premium SIlver Needles from Rare Tea Republic – is pretty awesome…I must say! It’s silver needle – but – milkier! It’s quite creamy and a bit sweet! I could pick out the apricot notes they speak of in the description and I LOVE that! It’s very delicate and pretty. The peach notes are picked up on the end sip and on to the aftertaste.
I really think this is one of my fave silver needles to date! It’s TRULY Spectacular!