|Company||Tropical Tea Co.|
|Blend Name||Niagara Peach Sencha|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Price per Package||$4.50 USD|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
It's true. Some days you just need something lighter. Maybe because your palate has had a bit much to do lateley or perhaps it's just one of those days. I can't imagine wanting a tea this light though.
This Niagara Peach Sencha from Tropical Tea Co. was sent to me as a sample in a plain Ziploc baggie folded up inside a standard A10 envelope. That certainly didn't help the freshness of the flavor profile.
To be fair, I don't believe that's how they typically dispatch teas to their customers. Regardless I don't think it impacted the flavor or aroma of this tea well.
The Niagara Peach Sencha is a Chinese made Japanese style Sencha. It's made up of very thin green leaves and a great deal of dust. Though that could have been f rom the bumpy ride with the USPS. The company deascibes the tea as having jasmine petals but I didn't see any of those.
This brews to a nice bright yellow-green liquor (color), which is certainly very inviting to the senses.
The flavor is a little nicer. Notes of sour peach with a strong sencha in the steep. Nicely balanced between vegetal and grassy tones. There's a hint of some fruity sweetness in here too, but I had to really dig for it.
This tea was not very bold at all. There's almost no tail to speak of and it's extremely sweet for a Sencha.
While this tea get's a relatively low aroma rating it's flavor does an about face and surprises with a fuller profile. It's lack of body/boldness holds this tea back from being something really noteworthy. Regardless, this tea is worth a try. My experience could be different from yours.
I would recommend this tea for fans of fruity teas, or light/sweet teas. It's not strong enough to be iced and still retain flavor though, so deffinitely drink it hot.