Oops! I think the water was too hot, so I gave this a short steep!
I’ll be back to discuss the taste later as well as how the second steep fared.
Mmmmmmm, ’nough said! But I am biased I love peaches and apricots in my tea!
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Finally, a cup of tea! This is the first one that I have had time to ake so far today. The lovely beau tucked out 50 g bag of Zing Me into my purse so that I could have some of this today. I might need to try to get a bit more of this delight before it’s all gone, since it’s been discontinued. However, I do have a new peach apricot from Sawadee to try – Maybe it will live up to my Zing Me standards : )
I’ve opted for a shorter steep today, and will probably get to enjoy 2 or 3 cups. This (the first) infusion is very sweet – peachy, apricotty. Delicious. There is a slight ginger burn at the end, and the base tea is there underneath it all more in smell than anything, but it is there. Almost reminiscent of Cloud Nine right now, only with that juicy peach as well.
EDIT: Second steep came out quite nice. Still peachy, not much there by way of ginger or tea. Surprisingly sweet, but that could be the absence of tea and ginger. I didn’t realize how much they do to temper the sweetness of the fruit! This cup was steeped 5 minutes or do…I forgot about it. D’oh!
Thank you TeaFairy for this sample tea!
I was running around a bit today at the Mall and the Post Office, mailing off a sample tea packet to of all places Denver! Yo Jason the tea is on the way! Got home a bit late but fortunately, last night I made dinner ahead. It was cheese tortellini and I put a tea basket with some …wait for it…Lapsang Souchong in the water (I’m hooked on that smoky flavor) and it was fantastic tasting. All I had left to do is heat and dress the pasta with a bit of olive oil. Then, a salad and done. After dinner I wanted a nice fruity tea. This Zing Me Tea was going to be the compliment I was looking for. The ginger, peach and apricot sounded just right.
When I looked up the steep time it said “steep 4-6 minutes” so I set the timer at 5 minutes and stopped right there. The aroma was very apricoty and delightful. Oh yes, I was anxious for a taste.
At first, the flavor was nice and fruity for a few seconds…and then…and then…something awful happened.
There was the worst, bitter ginger taste that completely ruined the tea. I mean the whole cup went gross. We know you can cook with ginger, do all kinds of things with it, make jam, candy it and stir fry it. How can you ruin ginger?! It was so bitter and tasted dirty. Maybe this batch had gotten mold on it. It certainly was not the fault of TeaFairy! How would she have known. The other reviews look good. But my batch, well, it went down the drain. Adios, bye bye.
My next step was to get my nightly square of dark chocolate and knock that evil taste right in the butt. Outta here…
Love ya TeaFairy!
Apparently this is Drink All The Teas You Drank Last March week. Zing Me was one of our favourite teas when we first became Disciples of DAVID, the zippy blend of apricot and peach the perfect fruit blend for me, who doesn’t like it too sweet, and my girlie, who is from the South. After all this time, I still love it. I am once again saddened that it is discontinued, and I know it will go back to its treasured place on the shelf because we can’t bring ourselves to drink it down.
Yummy, that is about all I can say for this tea. I really have been impressed with Davids Tea so far! I do have to say that I am all about flavored teas at the moment soooo most of my reviews are about flavored teas, one of these days I will start to learn how to enjoy other teas!
The tea smells like apricots and a bit of ginger before the steeping. After the steeping I can smell the tea a bit but it smells much more like apricots than anything.
The first taste of this tea tastes just as it smells, lots of apricot deliciousness with some nice juiciness at the end. It is pretty smooth and ends with just a bit of ginger at the end. I find that my tea is a bit astringent but I think that next time I lessen the brew time. This is really good and I am going to get more before they run out! Even though I really really don’t need anymore tea but this is awesome!
Zing Me Tea is my “feel-better” tea from the David’s Tea line. Bits of ginger, peach and apricot blend together creating a complexly flavoured cup. The soft ginger spice brings a warmth to the lusciously soft yet deep notes of apricot and peach. The delicate flavours are perfectly balanced, and no one flavour note overpowers the other.
I find that steep time for this tea is critical. If steeped for too long, the ginger’s spice and the black tea’s astringency overpower the softer fruity notes. Likewise, when under-steeped, the flavours do not have enough time to develop and the flavour seems a little hollow. Just a hair over 4 minutes is all this tea needs to develop properly.
Wow. I am really loving this one and am very dissapointed that it has been discontinued now that I have found it. The ginger flavour is wonderful and not to overpowering. It will also be a must to enjoy hot not iced though. But I have lots I can do iced so no big deal. The ginger would be great when I am having some tummy upsets so I guess I need to save some for future use.
Not ranking it as a protest that they have discontinued it. (lol)
I love love love this tea. I’m really sad that DT will be discontinuing this tea, so I’ve stocked up, and will continue to until they run out.
The ginger-y flavour is great in the morning, and I often find myself making a hot cup for the morning commute. The peach and apricot play down the ginger flavour, making it a bit sweeter and milder (I don’t like a really strong ginger flavour).
I really hope that DT can bring it back at some point. I’d hate to see it go! :(