Friday, July 4, 2008

Ginger Peach Iced Tea Review

Type: Black
Origin: India, Sri Lanka
Price: Sample (Regular price - $14.95 for 10 bags w/ tin. Each bag makes 1 gallon.)
Vendor: Mighty Leaf
Brewing Method: Per instructed - 1 bag, 1/2 gallon of filtered water, heated to 200°F-205°F, steeped for 5 minutes, added ice until liquid reached top of 1- gallon pitcher, chilled in refrigerator
Overall Score: 4.9 out of 5

Ginger Peach is a black tea base with natural peach flavor and ginger. Normally I would describe what the tea leaves look like, but the tea was packaged in a white pouch so I could not see the tea inside (hence the lack of the dry leaf picture). Nevertheless, the aroma of the tea was gingery. I could smell the peach if I looked for it, but the ginger had taken over the dry leaf aroma.

The peach was able to shine as the tea was brewing, however. I could definitely smell the peach more than the ginger at that point. The liquor was a deep orange, tan color.

The taste was amazing. I wasn’t sure whether or not I would receive more of one flavor or the other (because the ginger stood out in the dry leaf aroma and the peach was present during the brewing), but the result was the peach and ginger flavors blending with each other equally. The ginger gave a nice spicy kick while the peach left a refreshing sensation in the mouth. The flavors were added in just the right amount – I did not find the peach or the ginger to be overpowering at all.

It’s no wonder that this tea won an award at the World Tea Expo for “Best Flavored Black Iced Tea.” It was a very refreshing treat. Although this tea could be enjoyed any time of the year, it reminded me a lot of the summer. I hope to order more before this summer ends.

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