Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Art of Tea Summer Peach 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark
Ingredients: Organic black tea, organic marigolds, natural flavors
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker
Liquor: reddish brown

Out of all of the +Art of Tea ice tea pouches that I have been reviewing lately, this is probably the one that I had been looking forward to the most. What could be more summery than a tall glass of peach iced tea on a hot day? I've been cold brewing most of these but figured that I could go with traditional hot steeping for this one. The black tea base was bright and crisp with just the right amount of earthy astringency. The peach flavor was incredibly juicy and sweet without being overdone or artificial. A lot of black teas develop an unpleasant bitterness after being in the refrigerator for a few days and I was happy to find that did not happen here. It did not become very cloudy either. The Cucumber Mint Guayusa was my favorite out of this collection but peach definitely has the crown now. Even if you have a sweet tooth, I think this one is just fine all on its own. Some orange blossom honey could be a nice touch though.

You can find out more about this tea here.