Peach Apple Crisp from Persimmon Tree

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  The Persimmon Tree

Product Description:

A clean, flavorful blend of black loose-leaf teas, combining fruity notes of white peach, gala apple and cinnamon with a crisp floral finish.

Ingredients:  Biodynamic Black Loose-Leaf Tea, Organic Nilgiri Loose-Leaf Tea, Organic Assam Loose-Leaf Tea, Organic Orange Peel, Fair Trade Organic Rooibos, Roses, Organic Hibiscus, Safflower, Natural Flavors

Taster’s Review:

This is a surprising black tea blend.  Most flavored black teas are comprised of just Ceylon tea, and it is refreshing when I find a blend that utilizes other black tea leaves in the blend.

Using Assam and Nilgiri in this blend gives the base a much more substance.  This is a TEA first, and the flavors come second, and that is the way it should be!  The black tea offers a strong flavor with a delicious malty character.  Hints of wine-like flavor come up at the finish just before the astringency arrives.  The finish is slightly dry with a sweet, fruity aftertaste.

The peach and apple flavors are distinct although they do not attempt to compete with this bold black base.  The cinnamon gives a lovely hint of spice – just a hint – and I like the way it accentuates the fruit and gives the cup an overall sense of being a dessert-ish type of tea.  The hibiscus here is barely noticeable.  I can taste it – a little, and although the flavor of it develops slowly as I continue to sip, it never becomes a strong or protruding flavor.

I really like this full-bodied tea a lot, it has a very satisfying tea flavor that is sure to please the tea enthusiast while also maintaining a delicious, dessert-like taste.  I like this served straight, but if you really want to highlight the “crisp” part of this tea, try adding a little brown sugar.  It would also be nice with a splash of milk (Peach Apple Crisp a la mode!)  Very nice hot or iced!

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