10 Tasting Notes
I initially tried this tea because I enjoy iced peach tea. It certainly works as a sweetened iced tea, with perhaps a bit more of a tannin bite than what I’d like. Hot and sweet, though again the tannin disrupted my enjoyment of the tea. Sweet and milky though… much better, and more like a peach has been juiced into the tea, rather than someone slipping a slice of peach to garnish the tea.
When I was ten or so, this is what I would drink before going to bed. So it does ‘work’ in that regard. Unfortunately, the chamomile tasted so bitter to me I had to have a teaspoon or two of honey with it. Maybe it had something to do with the brewing time rather than the chamomile, but this tea turned me off chamomile.
It does taste wonderful with honey though.
The pear taste is more Nashi that Bosch, and the vanilla-sweetness does overpower it more than it should… but I do love this tea. It’s light and floaty and a VERY pale yellow, but sometimes I want that.
(I tend to brew mine with half room temperature water and half water-that-was-boiling-a-minute-ago. It works for me, especially when I keep an eagle eye on the clock.
A little sweet even without sugar, this is an incredibly rich fruit tea. (Or I may just have a heavy hand when dosing it out, I’m not too sure.) Maybe a little too rich at times, especially if you add a sweetener.
That being said, once cooled and had as an iced tea, you just want to sit in the shade taking sips and letting the taste roll over your tongue. Delicious.
I love chai and I love the spice blend of this green version. However, the green tea made it just a bit too mellow for my tastes. It is though the tea I recommend to anyone who likes the idea of cinnamon, cloves and aniseed all mashed up but prefers green tea over black.