Tea of the Week for August 14, 2017: Peach Limeade Green Tea!
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Tea Description: Oh wow! I'm loving this!
This is a combination that I wasn't extremely confident in when I first decided to try it - but I threw caution to the wind and went with the combination anyway - and wowza! I'm so happy I did because this is so good!
I started with Rainforest Alliance Certified and Fair Trade Zomba Steamed Green Tea from the Satemwa Estate in Malawi. To that I added organic lime wedges and chunks of organic, freeze-dried peaches. The result is a smooth green tea with a delightful sweet-tart fruit note that's really nicely balanced.
A great tea as we approach the end of summer - it tastes amazing iced!
ingredients: green tea
organic ingredients: peaches, limes & natural flavors
I'm going to start this review with a word that I use often when writing about my taste test of teas: YUM!
As I mentioned in the above description - this is one that I wasn't too sure about. I love peaches and I love lime - but I wasn't too sure how it would taste with the two flavors in one tea. But I decided to try it and I kept my fingers crossed. I was very pleased when I took my first sip - the two fruit flavors go together fantastically!
The lime offers a nice tartness - but the peach sweetens it just enough to keep it from tasting too tart. There's a nice representation of both flavors here, the lime isn't overpowering the peach (which is something I worried about) - the peach is strong enough to lend it's distinctive, sweet flavor to the cup - and the tartness of the lime keeps the peach from tasting too sweet.
It's like I said: YUM!
to brew: use a heaping teaspoon of tea (the kind of spoon you'd find in your silverware drawer, not a measuring spoon) to 12 ounces of water heated to 175°F. Let steep for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. I actually steeped my taste test cuppa for 1 minute, 45 seconds and I'm pleased with the result, but I don't think that another 15 seconds would hurt it as long as the water isn't too hot.
Let the tea cool for at least 5 minutes - this is actually better iced than it is hot - so you might want to just brew up a pitcher of this and let it chill overnight (or cold-brew!)