My favourite of the collection, though Blueberry Fields Forever comes close to it…
So to over simplify this blend as a “Ginger Peach” would be a huge disservice to the brilliance of this tea – in my own, not so humble, opinion. It definitely riffs off that flavour combination (which, like, great transitional flavour for this time of year) but it has some interesting little quirks to it as well!
I know I said this in a tasting note earlier this year (probably several, honestly) but one of my favourite uses of ginger has definitely strongly grown to be the combination of spicy/tingly ginger against juicy fruit flavours and that is REALLY what this tea is! There ginger has way more of a kick than you would assume from the look of the dry leaf tea which is quite chunky/fruity but that ginger bites back at you a bit and has a perfect warmth to the finish. It’s hard for me to say that as a non-ginger fan, but this is so spot on for me in terms of usage…
What makes it great though is that for as much warmth and spice as the ginger has it also has equal amounts of very sweet, juicy and candied peach notes with this great almost Fuzzy Peach (but not tart/sour) ripe/candy sweetness. It’s got some hibiscus in the blend which of course adds some colour, but it’s a mellow enough amount to not make for an overly tart profile and the peach is still the more prominent flavour by a lot. I think this type of spicy ginger alone would be unpleasant to me, as would this very sweet and juicy peach but the combination of these two feels quite grounded and well rounded out to me.
That’s what makes it different from other ginger peach blends, in my opinion. Often they focus too heavily on one of the flavours which leaves the other drowned out or thin feeling. And you don’t really see this kind of spicy ginger combod with a sweet/juicy peach at this richness – it’s more of a baked peach and ginger warmth or sweet ginger and peach. Nah, this way you get the best of both worlds – Hannah Montana style.
Good hot, great iced, downright chuggable as a cold brew.
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.