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Celestial Seasonings Country Peach Passion

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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.

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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.