I love the concept and the dry leaf aroma. Mmm.. peach candies and lime blossoms. Both dry and steeped, this reminds me a bit of Buddha’s Blend from David’s Tea – floral, peachy, candy elements, but a tricky base that can get a bit nippy or fall flat underneath all the floral, fruity, candied, and roasted ingredient notes.
Besides a mixed bag of fruity candy, this one tastes a little like a signature cocktail. If I focus on the lime and the base comes out sharp it’s a margarita (predominant in first steep); if the peach and rose notes are stronger it’s a Bellini or Fuzzy Peaches (2nd steep). I don’t really pick up on the pistachios much beyond a mild roasted creaminess (and bitterness, which adds to the boozy illusion for me). The rose, peach, lime and white chocolate notes are generally more apparent if inconsistent (I don’t know what’s going on with this tea sometimes).
It’s weird, it doesn’t quite work as advertised, and has a funky mix of ingredients that never seem to come across the same way, but I kind of like it anyways.
Steep Count: 2
Flavors: Candy, Champagne, Cream, Floral, Lime, Peach, Roasted, Rose, Rum, Vanilla, White Chocolate, Wood