Ginger Peach Snowcone/T by Daniel -Ashmanra-

This is a tea shop I would love to visit in person someday! The website promises that new visitors to the shop are greeted with a curtsy and a twirl, and I could really use that kind of enthusiasm right now!

Ginger Peach Snowcone is a blend of White Monkey Chinese tea, sunflower blossom, and natural flavors.

It has only been two days since I bemoaned to a friend that almost all peach teas add ginger, which is fine in small amounts but too hot for this gal in any significant amounts unless I add lots of sweetener. I really love straight peach flavor or peach and vanilla.

Sniffing the dry blend, I detected no ginger and figured I was home free. Sniffing the steeped tea I detected no ginger. Sipping the tea…no ginger.

Now, this is really great in my book, but if you were looking for a punch of ginger you won’t be happy.

The funny thing, even the peach is incredibly light and what I taste is the white monkey base, a nice dose of floral taste from the sunflower, and the lightest hint of peach, making this a truly delicate and refreshing blend. I tried it hot and unsweetened and as an iced sweet tea.

What is this reminding me of? Come on, think!

I’ve got it!

Suddenly the scent transported me back to my childhood, going to the beauty shop with my mother every Saturday morning, and smelling the sweet smells of all the shampoos and hairsprays and colognes. Something there smelled just like this tea and it just makes me feel so girly that I want to put on some cute low pumps, a sweet skirt, a little pearl necklace, and paint my nails pink.

Thanks for a lovely trip down memory lane! If I ever get to visit T by Daniel, I will return the curtsy and twirl!

Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy: T by Daniel

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!


Hello Sweet-Tea A Doctor Who Fandom Tea from Fandom Teas

HelloSweetTeaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy: Fandom Teas

Tea Description:

Our Hello Sweet-tea blend is a ginger peach black tea with notes of spearmint, hibiscus, and cinnamon. It can be enjoyed hot or iced and it’s perfect as a little afternoon pick me up, or at any other time of the day. This blend is inspired by River Song from Doctor Who!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I will admit this and probably sound like a poser but I do not watch Doctor Who.  I have nothing against the show and do have an interest in one day watching it, but really it comes down to time.  With our schedule being so hectic, I’m going to bed basically as soon as my 10 year old is to catch up on a few games I play on my Kindle and to read.  My TV watching really happens more on the weekends or when I’m yelling at the screen during America Ninja Warrior.  I’m kinda obsessed with that show right now. (Ryan Stratis- I’m looking at you to win this year!).

Ok, that is out of the way I have to say I’m very intrigued with the combinations in this black flavored tea.  Peach, ginger, cinnamon, spearmint, and hibiscus.  And you can smell each ingredient as the tea steeps.  The color is a beautiful amber and so far I’m enjoying just sitting here indulging in the fragrance this tea is emitting.

Now it is time for the taste test.  I brewed this tea up like a black tea and made an effort not to allowing this tea to oversteep and become bitter.  So how does it taste?

Unique. Very unique. The flavor that hits you first is the combination of spearmint, peach, and cinnamon.  Very different.  Not bad, just different.  As the taste starts to end you come away with the hibiscus aftertaste.  In the very next sip I came away with peach and ginger notes with malty hints.  It seems like each sip you are presented with a different flavor combination.  As the tea cools, I am definitely getting that astringency but it really isn’t adding anything to the tea.  I’m wishing that the tea was either more of a peach, sweet cinnamon, black tea without the ginger but I could see where some tea drinkers may want that hint of spice in the tea to give it a kick.

Being not much of a ginger tea fan, I can see where this one isn’t right up my alley.  I do enjoy how different the tea is and if a tea is part of a fandom, I’m all over it being the geeky gal I am.  I’m just not sure if this particular tea is for me.  But they have several more fandoms I’m excited to try including a Game of Thrones tea and a Walking Dead tea.

Sipdown #34!