Country Peach Passion by Celestial Seasonings
Fruit Infusion / Flavoured
$3.49USD for 41g (20 tea bags)
I picked up the Fruit Tea Sampler a while back and sort of forgot that I had it (why do I keep doing that?), so decided when I rediscovered it in my tea stash that I should give it a try. This sampler consists of five fruit infusions, each of which will be getting their own review so I can properly give attention to each one.
The first of which is Country Peach Passion, which came with 3 tea bags packaged in a thick foil wrapper to keep the tea fresh. The tea bags are simple square bags, with no string. The aroma of the dry leaf is peachy with a hint of floral notes in the background.
Country Peach Passion consists of: orange peel rosehips, hawthorn, chamomile, natural peach flavour with other natural flavours, blackberry leaves, hibiscus, peaches, citric acid and paprika (for colour),
Celestial Seasonings recommends pouring freshly boiled water (100°C/212°F) water over 1 tea bag and to steep for 4 to 6 minutes. For iced tea, it recommends using 2 tea bags and 1 cup of boiling water, and then adding 1 cup of cold water and to chill.
I followed the hot tea recommendations and steeped Country Peach Passion for 5 minutes.
Country Peach Passion is a slightly cloudy orange colour. The aroma is a blend of peach and orange. The flavour however, doesn’t quite match up with what I was expecting. It’s a curious blend of citrus, chamomile, a hint of peach, and something that reminds me of pineapple. It’s not as sweet as I expected with all the fruity ingredients, but it does have a nice fruit punch flavour to it. I do wish that the peach itself was stronger.
A Second Cup?
I attempted to resteep Country Peach Passion but found the flavour to be lacking in comparison to the initial steep. I would recommend Country Peach Passion for just one steep.
My Overall Impression
I thought that Celestial Seasonings’s Country Peach Passion was just okay. While I found the flavour to be pleasant, it just doesn’t screamed ‘peach’ tea (or tisane!) to me. I wish that the peachy flavour was stronger overall, although I did enjoy the citrus and pineapple-y flavours in the tisane. I think it would be pleasant iced (I did enjoy it hot!), I just wish that it tasted the way that it smelled to me.