1.25 tsp for 300mL water @95C, steeped 4 minutes 30 seconds.
Dry leaf: lots and lots of fruit pieces and oat straw. Not much actual tea. The label says “low caffeine.” Yeah, I bet. This looks much more like a tisane than anything. And tisanes are fine. It’s just one of my peeves with DavidsTea: the blends generally contain very little tea. No pu-ehr aroma, which is fine with me, as pu-ehr and I, despite repeated attempts, just don’t get along. Lots of peachy scent.
Wet leaf: reconstituted apple pieces, wet oat straw, and … wait, is that a tea leaf? Much more ginger aroma to the wet leaf.
Liquor: cloudy yellow, like my urine when I have a kidney stone. I’m sorry for that analogy, but this is a very ugly liquor. I use a clear glass mug in part so I can see all the colours of a tea. Yeah, this one is NOT visually appealing. I’ll have to keep this one in a travel mug. (Note: sediment settles quickly, though the liquor remains cloudy. Yuck.)
Flavour: tartness and ginger first, followed by a decent peach flavouring, maybe some tartness-peel taste form the apple pieces. The ginger has some serious kick and is quite pleasant, but it dominates. Peach is a distant second, and it tends to get lost.
I can’t taste any tea — white, pu-ehr, or otherwise — in this blend. If I hadn’t read the label, I would assume this is a ginger peach tisane.
I agree with Roswell Strange; this blend needs a bit more heft and mouthfeel, something a bit creamy perhaps. I dunno, LIKE SOME ACTUAL TEA?
I expect this blend is excellent for digestion, and I would turn to this if nauseated. But it should be called Ginger Clean, not Peachy Clean. I’d also suggest that DavidsTea ditch the tiny amount of actual tea that’s what, just waved over this, call it a tisane, and be done.
Or do a proper peach white tea. I’d pay a lot of money for a good peach white tea.
In and of itself, a decent ginger blend. I knock of several points for misleading labelling and the appearance of the liquor.