I’ve had this tea since late last year, but apparently never reviewed it.
I usually drink it 1 tsp/6-8 oz for 2-3 minutes with a touch of sugar to bring out the peach. Honestly, I never really tasted the base tea, just a light white peach flavoring. It’s well done, but light, and the base maybe contributes only a generic sweetness (as flavored pouchong often do). I decided to gong fu this, just to see if I could get anything more out of this pouchong.
First steep was 30 seconds, and tasted much like the western style brew.
The second steep was 1 minute, and bumped the peach flavoring down and I caught a slight bitterness, but the sweetness increased.
The third steep of 1:30: Almost soapy, with a peachy aftertaste. Like if you drank the smell of peach hand soap.
Overall, it’s just okay. The way I feel about this tea seems to be the way I feel about all flavored tea lately. Just meh. As far as flavored teas, I prefer either floral scented teas, or very lightly flavored teas where the base tea predominates. This one is pretty much just flavor, and once I stripped it down past that it was pretty boring.
le sigh I have officially become a tea snob…. :c
Flavors: Peach, Sweet