Friday, February 22, 2013

The Persimmon Tree, Peach Apple Crisp

The Persimmon Tree Description:
Our Peach Apple Crisp tea offers a flavorful and clean blend of black loose-leaf teas and crisp apple tea flavor while mixing fruity notes of white peach, gala apple, cinnamon, and provides a crisp floral finish.

Biodynamic Black Loose-Leaf Tea, Organic Nilgiri Loose-Leaf Tea, Organic Assam Loose-Leaf Tea, Organic Orange Peel, Fair Trade Organic Rooibos, Roses, Organic Hibiscus, Safflower, Natural Flavors, Apple Crisp Tea Flavor, Peach Crisp

Price: $11.99/2oz

Sample provided by The Persimmon Tree for review.

My Review:
This very generous 1oz sample arrived in a tall, skinny round tin. It is a nice looking and I will be keeping these tins for future storage. The dry leaf looks just like the picture. Its scent is pleasant of fruit and flowers. It is not at all overpowering.

I used a scoop of leaf in my press with 12oz of near boiling water. I steeped for an estimated 3 minutes. I was busy and forgot to set the timer. The liquor is bronze. I can smell the black tea in the wet leaf. That always makes me happy.

Drawing the cup to my lips and breathing the aroma I catch rose and peach. I also detect the rooibos in the nose but I cannot detect it in the sip. The flavors of the ingredients is very mild. I may not have gotten the time/temp/leaf ratios correct. Even so, I like this.

I can catch brief instances of orange and cinnamon late in the sip. I catch the tea base most in the aftertaste. I am not noticing the hibiscus at all but then I am not overtly sensitive to it. At first I didn't think I was catching the granny smith apple. Then I realized it was flowing right between the rose and the peach.

Normally I associate peach and apple teas with a much bolder flavor. I will try this again with hotter water and a longer steep but honestly if it doesn't increase the fruit flavor I am OK with it, as this is a very nice cup as is. There is no bitterness. Nothing sour, or off. The base is slightly drying without any rough edges. Well done!

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About The Persimmon Tree:
(From their website) The Persimmon Tree® offers our customers some of the world's finest organic teas and botanicals. Not only are most of our fresh high quality teas from around the globe hand-blended and organically grown, some of our teas are also fair trade, ensuring fair working conditions, fair wages, and a better life for tea workers from countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

At The Persimmon Tree®, our mission is simple: to enrich people's lives through the pleasure of tea.

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