The tea of the week for June 20, 2016!
When I started with this blend, I wanted something that tasted a bit like grilled peaches. A little bit smoky, a little bit fruity and beautifully sweet.
I start with a blend of organic black teas: A lovely tippy Yunnan, a sweet Nilgiri, a malty Assam and a pleasant Ceylon to help round things out. Then I added a little bit of Lapsang Souchong to add that touch of smoke.
The smoke is a prevalent profile in the cup but it doesn't overwhelm it. It tastes to me more like the grilled peach idea - with a touch of smoke to it but not so much that it's all smoke and nothing else. The butterscotch starts out somewhat elusive but develops as I continue to sip - I'm not sure if it's the cooling temperature of the liquid or that the flavor just develops as I continue to drink the liquid - but I taste more butterscotch now than I did when I first started sipping.
And the peach - it's simply lovely! Sweet and fruity. There is a really nice combination of flavors here - a nice balance between the smoke, butterscotch and the peach!
Taster size is approximately 15g.
organic ingredients: black teas, freeze-dried peaches, calendula petals & natural flavors.