Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Boston Tea Company Ginger, Peach and Apricot Black Tea


Boston Tea Company lists the ingredients of this blend as including Chinese black tea, ginger pieces, peach pieces, apricot pieces and natural ginger-peach flavor. The dry leaves were a uniform dark brown with pale pieces of fruit mixed in. The ginger was very apparent in their aroma. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for three minutes.

This tea tea had a pleasant natural sweetness to it. The taste almost reminded me of Smarties candies. The black tea provided a nice nutty base. I couldn’t detect much of the ginger in the flavor profile but that is ok by me since ginger can be overpowering. There was surprisingly little astringency, something I appreciate in a fruit tea. I would definitely recommend this tea.

You can find out more about this tea here.