Every so often I find myself in the mood for a nice stern black tea in the morning. Usually these end up flavored something or another, and in this case, we find a Peaches & Ginger from Harney & Sons in the cupboard ready to drink.
|Company||Harney & Sons|
|Blend Name||Peaches & Ginger|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Price per Package||$6.50 USD|
|Quantity||~ 4 oz|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
The leaves for this tea are clearly broken. Their length approaches 1/16th an inch and has some stems in. I wouldn't say it detracts from the tea much though. The dry leaf aroma is very enticing. I can clearly smell the peach, the ginger scent and some hints of sweeter stone fruits such as nectarines.
The liquor brews to a dark amber, almost a coffee brown. The steeped aroma turns lighter and less fragrant.
Flavor-wise, this tea is very strong. While it doesn't dry the palate at all, this tea is very astringent, causing a clear pucker almost instantly. The first flavor I caught was peach. However, the ginger comes through very clearly and the peach seems to take a back seat the longer you get from the start of your sip to the finish.
I did take the opportunity to put this one on ice as well. It's fantastic iced as the astringency is notably lessened. Adding sugar for a peach sweet tea or even to soften the tea when brewed hot is a great move.