I received this tea in my monthly tea trade and was excited to try it. I doubled the strength to drink iced since it is 99°F here in Tampa today! It has such a different flavor that I can’t put it down. This is my first experience with a ginger flavored tea and I had no idea what to expect.
The dried leaves are a pretty blend of black tea with bursts of yellow ginger and flowers. I steeped the tea using 2 tsp of tea to 8 oz of water. I steeped at 212°F for 5 minutes. I poured over a full glass of ice and the ratio seems perfect! The color of the tea is a traditional black with a hint of red to it. Initially, I found it didn’t need any sweetener (an absolute first for me), but after drinking half of my glass, I added just a touch of Agave syrup just to give it that southern sweet tea taste.
The Tao of Tea describes this tea as:
Ginger Peach is a blend of fine black tea, organic dried ginger, calendula (marigold) flower petals and natural peach essence. Together, they blend to make a refreshing tea that can be enjoyed either warm or iced. Native to China and India, Peach has its roots in Persia, Greece and Spain. In the 16th century, it became cultivated in America. Peaches are low in calories and a good source of healthy carbohydrates. We use dried ginger root with mildly spicy flavor undertones to balance the sweet lushness of peach in this blend. Ginger is known to be a good remedy for digestive problems.
I definitely taste the ginger in the tea. Although I didn’t really know what ginger tasted like before this tea, I can now recognize the flavor. I taste just a hint of peach undertones, but the prominent flavors are the black tea and ginger. The black tea is very smooth, there is no astringency that comes through, which suits me well.