Tuesday is Iced Tea Review day!
I’ve been very very excited about trying different iced teas for these reviews. Peach teas are pretty popular and typical here ni the States and I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer something up. This time though, it’s got an Oolong base.
|Blend Name||Peach Oo-La-Long|
|Iced Tea Base||Oolong Tea|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Price per Package||$2.00 USD|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
When I think of iced teas, as most americans may, I think of Souther sweet teas. Perhaps with some Georgia peach thrown in for good measure. This wonderfully balanced iced Oolong from Honest Tea is a good example.
The Peach Oo-La-Long from Honest Tea comes bottled. The liquid murky, the color of dark amber needs to be shaken before consumed to get the “good stuff” off the bottom and mixed in with the liquid.
Honest Tea does well on the colorie count. Much better than I’d anticipated from a larger sized and growing company. This particular tea is USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Offset and contains no Genetically Modified Organic materials (GMOs).
Pop open the bottle and you’ll find just what you’d expect. The fragrance of ripe peaches with the lightest of hints of Oolong and honey.
Upon tasting, this tea isn’t as bold as I’d anticipated. Right around the middle of the scale really. With an ever so slightly bitter finish the Peach Oo-La-Long isn’t as sweet as the aroma but has a tail which sticks around a bit, almost pleading for you to drink more.
I would recommend this this iced brew for lovers of peaches, peach teas, sweet/sun teas and tasty beverages.
2 thoughts on “Peach Oo-La-Long (Honest Tea)”
I interviewed Seth from HT a while back and surprised him when I figured out that the oolong in this RTD is from Makaibari. If you look beyond the added peach flavor, it has the sweetness of an “Oriental Beauty” (which is only from China), yet it’s FT and organic. It had to be Makaibari. The same low-elevation “good infestations” cause Oriental Beauty and Darjeeling 2nd Flush’s sweet tastes, but so few Chinese estates are both organic and FT. Also, Makaibari is ahead on the curve with non-black tea production in India. It’s a gorgeous estate. Have you been?
I have sadly not been outside of The States. I do desire to travel and hope over time my blossoming tea career will take me all over the world to learn and taste all sorts of things!