Peach tea blends: flavor highlights
Sweet, subtle, and delicate peach teas sit comfortably on the ‘mellow’ side of the tea flavor spectrum. Prepared by adding dried peaches or peach flavoring to black tea, green tea, white tea, or rooibos, peach teas can have a range of complex, layered fragrances and flavors. The mild nature of peach allows it to fit in with many floral, herbal, and spiced additives, embracing them with its bright, light, and delicious succulence. Life’s a peach when your daily cup of tea is as lovable as this!
A little history
Peaches have been known to exist in China since as far back as 2000BC. From there, they made their way to Europe, finding a place in Persian and Greco-Roman cuisines. Today, peaches are extensively grown throughout the U.S. as well (peach iced tea, anybody?).
Tasting notes and reviews
Peach brings a “complex, three-dimensional aroma” to a cup of scented tea. When added to a strong black tea base, it creates a “light and refreshing edge” and a “natural sweetness.” Peach flavored green teas are “uplifting and comforting” and make for a “relaxing drink before bed.” Peach is often added to darker varieties of oolongs, turning them into “warm and summery” “midafternoon treats.” All-herbal tea blends, crafted with rooibos, lemongrass, hibiscus, and other floral and fruit flavors, often feature peach for the latter’s “strong aroma” and “crisp sweetness.”
If you’re all about fragrant, naturally sweet teas, you’ll love most varieties of peach tea. Other fruit flavors such as mango can enhance the mellow sweetness of your peach tea. If you prefer bolder, stronger teas, try a peach-flavored black tea, to which you can add some fresh ginger for an off-beat, nuanced sip. Needless to say, any peach tea tastes great when iced; add some mint for a refreshing twist.
How to make a delicious peach iced tea
Peach, tea, and ice are a dream team! And peach iced tea is super easy to make. You can add some peach syrup to your tea or whip up a batch using fresh peaches. Boil a couple of ripe peaches along with sugar and a cup of water. Once boiled, lower the heat and crush the peaches. Leave the mix to steep for half an hour. Strain into a container, and you’ll be ready with your very own peach syrup! Brew your favorite tea using loose leaves or tea bags, and refrigerate it. When you’re in the mood for a chilled pick-me-up, add some of your homemade peach syrup to your tea, pour it on ice, garnish with sliced peaches, and enjoy a delish drink on a hot summer day!
6 best Peach Teas to buy online
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Ginger peach tea has become an American classic. Adagio's Ginger Peach Black has the soft warmth of ginger with the sweet depth of summer ripe peaches and apricots, paired beautifully with tangy, naturally citrusy Ceylon black tea. Enjoyable any time of year as a hot tea, we find it to be particularly refreshing iced.
Summer Peach Tea
Floral, soft, sweet. A perfectly balanced peach black tea. Our organic Summer Peach tea features the bright, crisp, and oh-so-sweet flavor of sun-ripened summer peaches, counterbalanced by the bold a brisk notes of our premium Classic Black tea.
Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea
Peach fruity, slight jasmine aroma. This Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl green tea is made with the same methods as the regular jasmine pearls, where it is rolled into small, pearl-shape balls, and dried. However, while drying, these pearls are mixed with natural peach extractives, giving it its special fruity flavor. The scenting of the tea leaves with jasmine flowers lasts as long as five hours, and the step is repeated for up to seven times in a row; though the crafting process is complicated, the brewing of this tea is a pleasant experience.Brewing will coax the sweet peachy aroma out of the tea leaves as well as infuse it into the liquid, becoming thinner after several steeps and giving way to the more floral taste of the jasmine.
Lychee Peach Tea
Grass, sweet corn, umami. A sweet and fruity black tea blend. We've taken the essence of lychee, mixed it with peach and infused it in organic black tea for a cup filled with notes of apricot, osmanthus, and ripe pear. Enjoy this peach black tea hot or iced.
Peach Oolong Iced Tea
Full-leaf tea in pouches that make iced tea easy and delicious. Simply place overnight in a pitcher of water. Awake to find a tea rich in flavor and aroma, at a price that's a fraction of the supermarket-bought teas. For quicker preparation, steep in hot water for five minutes and add ice. Contains oolong tea from Taiwan with the summer flavor of perfectly ripened fruit. Be a peach and try this tea. Makes 32 ounces.
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Isabelle is a freelance writer, self-taught tea nerd, and tea blending enthusiast. She is a herbalist with a strong interest in Ayurveda. Each year Isabelle travels extensively, returning with tea samples from around the world. She is a big fan of handmade teaware and Japanese green teas.