Tea samplers are a great way to try many different teas, and this is Celestial Seasonings Country Peach Passion from the Fruit Tea Sampler. It’s a chamomile tea flavoured with fragrant peaches and citrus.
Infusing one tea bag in 200 ml of 80°C water for 5 minutes yields a golden orange liquor that matches the same colour on the packaging perfectly. A peek at the ingredients list reveals that paprika holds the secret to the colour. The infusion smells very strongly of peach and tastes much like how it smells. A sip brings out a fruity head with notes of dried peaches before the chamomile notes lend an earthiness in the body and the hibiscus and citrus notes add a sweetness and a slight tang in the tail that reminds one of the acidity of an unripe fresh peach. A floral peach flavour lingers in the aftertaste. The flavour is bright, although not as a refreshing or light on the palate as a flavoured green tea, like Momo Super Grade Green Tea by Lupicia where the green tea adds a briskness that’s here dampened by the earthiness of the chamomile.
This box of Celestial Seasonings Country Peach Passion from the Fruit Tea Sampler contained 3 tea bags. It was packed in the United States of America and purchased in Canberra, Australia in 2014 and gifted by family visiting New York, New York, the United States of America in 2016.