The dawning of a new day evokes the need for a delicious cup of tea. Every time I try a new tea I become conflicted. My love affair with Winter White Earl Grey drives me to drink a cup every day. Yet, my desire to sample new flavors pushed me to brew a cup of Ginger Peach Green Tea.
Come with me on my journey with this flavored tea. Ginger… peach… green tea… what a combination of flavors!
Composition: A green tea with ginger, natural peach flavor, Japanese Matcha, and soy.
Dry Visual:Nothing spectacular – this is not a loose tea. The leaves are fairly green, but very crushed. There is evidence of small white off-white flecks which I assumed to be ginger.
Dry Aroma: Very aromatic the smell of peach dominates. I could not help but sniff the tea bag several times prior to brewing – I was reminded of the delicious nectar found in ripe, juicy, sweet peaches. However, the aroma during steeping changes. While peach is still prevalent, the ginger emerges.
Flavor: A flavorful brew, the ginger dominates this tea. Unfortunately, the ginger tastes nothing like the sweet, juicy, with a distinct yet surprising spicy kick I am used to when eating fresh ginger. Instead it is almost bitter. I tasted this tea both with and without sugar. While, the Ginger Peach Green Tea is not my tea of choice the addition of sugar did go a long way to balance the bitterness of the ginger. Just not far enough.
Liquor: The liquor was a light peach colored hue.
Brewing Time: 3-5 minutes recommended. I brewed for 5 minutes.
Manufacturer: Stash Tea
Ginger Peach Green Tea left me flat. So as not to ruin my normal tea ritual that I thoroughly enjoy on a daily basis, I cleansed my tea mug and palate and brewed a fresh cup of Black Currant tea. One thing I noticed, I am not sure that I really enjoy tea with ginger. If you have experienced a delicious ginger tea let me know. I would love to try it.