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Review: Presidential Peach by Impeach Tea

Overall Rating:

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

Abby says:

TeaType: Loose Leaf
Temperature: @200 (@ boiling)
Steeped: 4 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Looks like there’s a subtle, or not so subtle political message here. Impeach tea. What do you guys think? Yeah, I’m pretty sure this company is trying to say something. All I know for sure is that I love trying new teas! Presidential Peach is a blend of black tea, flower petals (red, white, and blue, of course) and peach flavor. This tea really is beautiful with little flecks of color sitting among the dark black tea leaves.

The taste is pretty good too! The primary flavor is certainly of strong black tea. Then there are notes of peach as well, not so subtle either. The peach flavor tastes good, not artificial. This tea is easy to drink and it a fun addition to the mix. Up north, we don’t drink peach tea the way they do in the the south. The caffeine in this flavored tea is enough that it could easily become part of the morning routine.

It’s still cold here, although everyone else in the country seems to be in this funny 4th season called spring, here in Maine we are still in winter. So, I haven’t tried this tea iced yet, but I’m looking forward to it. This is going to make a great summertime tea for sure!

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

 

Katie says:

TeaType: Loose Leaf
Temperature: @ boiling
Steeped: 5 mins, extra strong (~3t to 10oz water)
Served: with honey

I tried this tea hot first, then iced. It was nice hot. Hot I got a strong but still natural tasting peach flavor and lovely peach aroma. I really liked the sweetness that came from the flower petals and just a touch of honey. Plus, petals make this loose tea gorgeous! I tend to drink my hot tea at double strength, similar to how you would make your tea when you try it iced. That being said, if you like a strong tea go ahead and double. Even when made strong it still tastes nice and not bitter but make sure to not oversteep. (Keep it at or under 5 mins)  If you like iced tea then definitely double using 2 teaspoons per 6 ounces of water and cool before pouring over ice.

As often happens to me, time got away and my hot tea was lukewarm. I poured it over homemade tea ice cubes (made from freezing leftover tea) and it was great. Pro tip: if there’s tea left in the bottom of your teapot always freeze it and save for iced tea. When you use tea ice cubes it doesn’t matter if your tea is lukewarm when you pour it over ice. When the tea ice melts it just melts into tea flavor instead of watered down flavor.

Also, note this is called “impeach tea.” Abby and I don’t tend to offer political statements on the blog…but you can guess that we’re a touch liberal from this posting, Huh?

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

*Note, this tea was provided to us free of charge by the supplier. We were not paid for the review, we simply received free product. We always review every tea to the same standard. If we receive free tea that we do not like we simply choose to not review it. (Who wants to read a bummer of a post?) If you’d like to submit a tea for review please email: delecteable@gmail.com.

Review: Honest Tea Peach Iced Tea

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Abby says:

Tea type: Bottled
Temperature: Cold, over ice
Steeped: Ready made
Served: Nothing added to start, then blended with unsweetened iced tea

As the weather warms up, the search for the perfect ready-made iced tea begins. This year we are starting off with Organic Peach Tea from Honest Tea. First things first, this is a tea you can feel good about drinking. It contains only organic and fair trade ingredients. That’s always a plus. Sadly the first thing I noticed when tasting this tea is that it is just too sweet. Weighing in with a whopping 25g of sugar, that’s just too much for me. Excessive sugar and sweetness aside, I really like the bright peach flavor in this tea. It simply reminded me of summer.

To make this tea work better for me I mixed it 50/50 with some unsweetened Darjeeling iced tea I happened to have in the fridge, made the old-fashioned way. Doing this makes this tea drinkable for me. Of course, some of the fruity peach flavor was lost, but the level of sweetness was much better.

Do you have any bottled iced teas or iced tea concentrates to recommend? Unsweetened or just a hint of sweet would be more my speed.

 

Taste: 2.5 of 5 leaves – This tea is just ok, just too sweet for me
Steepability: This tea is bottled!

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Review: Capital Teas Gone with the Peach

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Capital Teas was kind enough to send us samples of their teas to review.* Thank you!

Overall Rating:

Taste: 4.5 of 5 tea leaves — Outstanding! A MUST try.
Steepability: 3 of 5 tea leaves — This tea is a bit delicate.

Abby says:

Temperature: @180 (below boiling point)
Steeped: 2 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Gone with the Peach from Capital Teas Artisanal Collection – what a fun name for tea! Its a blend of green tea pearls, black tea, peach, ginger and spices. After a quick two minute steep the tea is light amber in the cup. The aroma of peach is strong, but the taste fruity and fresh without being sweet. The peach flavor is crisp and well balanced by the cinnamon, ginger and cloves giving it depth. It is very easy to drink – light enough so it pairs well with food, yet has enough body to drink alone.

Being that its a chilly December day I drank this tea hot, but I am sure it would make a refreshing and bright iced tea too. If you are looking for a delightful, not-too-sweet peach tea, give this one a try! You can find steeping directions for both hot and iced at Capital Teas. Because of the delicate green tea pearls you want to avoid using water that is too hot and steeping it for too long.

Taste: 4.5 of 5 tea leaves — Outstanding! A MUST try.
Steepability: 3 of 5 tea leaves — This tea is a bit delicate.

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Katie says:

Temperature: @180 (below boiling point)
Steeped: 2.5 minutes
Served: Nothing at first then a touch of honey

Yet another beautiful tea, my favorite kind! I just love seeing large bits of nice-looking ingredients in my tea. “Gone with the Peach” is from the Capital Teas artisanal collection. It is made with pearls of gunpowder green tea. Typically I find gunpowder green to be on the strong side (at least for green tea) but this tea has just 5-10% of the caffeine content of coffee. This lower caffeine content, in my opinion, makes it a perfect afternoon tea. The green is flavorful without being bitter and the peach is mild and fresh tasting instead of taking on the fake peachy taste some foods/drinks have. I really enjoyed this tea as a sweet treat with a touch of honey.

Fun fact: Capital Teas is a fifth generation, family-owned specialty tea merchant. They offer more than 175 varieties of the highest quality loose-leaf teas and herbal infusions. They also offer artisanal honey, jams, and tea-infused chocolate. Wait, did someone say tea-infused chocolate? YUM! I’ll need to get my hands on some of that ASAP!

Taste: 4.5 of 5 tea leaves — Outstanding! A MUST try.
Steepability: 3 of 5 tea leaves — This tea is a bit delicate.

*Please note that we are just as critical of free teas as the ones we purchase. If we get a sample we don’t like we won’t include it on our blog.

Review: Stash Ginger Peach Green Tea

Overall rating:

Taste: 3.25 of 5 leaves: A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4 of 5 — this tea requires very little effort.

Katie says:

Temperature: @180 (below boiling point)
Steeped: 3 minutes
Served: nothing added

This tea is a nice alternative to a traditional green. The peach and ginger add enough flavor that I didn’t add any sweetener. I will say that I can taste the spicy of the ginger much more than the peach flavor. It is a very pleasant tasting blend, but it is more ginger green with a hint of peach than an equal mix of the two flavors.

I happen to love the combination of green and ginger. Since green tea is typically lower in caffeine than black tea this makes a nice choice for an afternoon pick-me-up that won’t keep you up later. Also, ginger helps to cleanse your palate so this would be nice after a meal as well. This particular green tea holds up better with a little extra steeping than other greens. This is due to the matcha powder that is meant to be disolved in the tea not steeped and removed. So instead of deeming this tea fussy, as some greens are, this is still easy to make.

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves: A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4 of 5 — this tea requires very little effort.

Abby says:

Temperature: @180 (below boiling point)
Steeped: 3 minutes
Served: nothing added

Lets start out by talking for a minute about how much I love peach anything – the color, the fruit and the flavor. If you put peaches in anything you can bet I’ll be lining up to give it a try. I love eating juice-running-down-your-arm ripe peaches and of course I love peach flavors in my tea! Peach fruit on the bottom yogurt? Yes, please. Peach crumble? Right again! But there is one thing I don’t love about peach – fake peach flavor. No thanks, none for me. So, I am always a little leery when trying things with “peach flavor”. What is that? Real peach stuff or something else? Though, I’m still not sure what it is, in this case, it worked out! This tea is a great blend of the bite of ginger and a sweetness of peach! The peachiness is subtle and blends well with the spiciness of the ginger and the earthy taste of the matcha. If any of these flavors are your thing I would highly recommend this tea.

I haven’t had the chance to try it iced yet, but I bet it would be really refreshing. There goes one more thing added to my “to do” list! Have you tried this tea iced? If so I’d love to hear how it turned out.

Taste: 3 of 5 leaves: A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4 of 5 — this tea requires very little effort.

Review: Lipton White Tea with Island Mango and Peach Flavors

Overall Rating:

Taste: 2.5 of 5 leaves: This tea is just ok
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

Abby says:

Temperature: Below boiling
Steeped: 3.5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

While this tea is steeping the smell of peach is quite strong. So strong infact that images of peach flavored Dum-Dums popped into mind. The taste however, is much less artoficial, thank goodness. While sipping this I could tease out both the mango and peach flavors, but the peach was much stronger for me. The white tea comes out at the end, almost as an after taste. Though touted as a white tea, greaen tea is listed in the ingredients as well some other things: White tea, green tea, orange leaves, rose hips, lemon grass, licorice root, modified corn starch, natural flavor. To be honest, I was not thrilled to see modified corn starch listed. Because of that addition, it is unlikely that I would choose this tea again. Though in a pinch for tea, the flaovr is good and I always like a white tea!

This tea would be great for anyone looking for a strong fruit flavored tea who doesn’t mind the additive. I drank this tea hot, but i’m sure it would make a nice iced tea as well. The pyramid tea bag, makes for easy steeping and portability.

Taste: 2.5 of 5 leaves: This tea is just ok.
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Temperature: Just below boiling
Steeped: 3.5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

I’m going to admit that I bought this tea because of the packaging. The box had unique shape and lid and the photograph of the pyramid bag with yummy looking fruit really drew me in. Upon opening it, I thought, well done! The little tea pyramids looked inviting and I could smell some nice hits of orange and peach from inside the box. I was excited to try it!

As my tea was steeping I started to smell less orange and mostly peach, but I was still excited. I’ve had peachy white teas before the I remember enjoying so surely this would be the same. Unfortunately, it was not. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad tea, but it is also nothing special. It is a very average white tea taste, but the peach flavor takes over and I can’t taste the mango, orange, or lemongrass that are mentioned on the packaging. I just taste white peach.

Luckily for you readers, while I’m a sucker for packaging, I have Abby who pays attention to all of the important details like if teas are organic and the specific ingredients. Modified corn starch? I’m not sure what that is doing in tea, but I’ll stick to teas with more traditional ingredients! Good catch Abby!

Taste: 2 of 5 leaves: This tea is just ok
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!