Peach Picnic is a colorful, summer fruit-inspired blend of green rooibos tea, strawberries, peaches, and citrus flavors. This incredibly refreshing, nectar-like peach rooibos blend tastes great with a touch of honey, hot or iced.
Ingredients: Organic Green Rooibos, Orange Peel, Sunflower Petals, Natural Peach, Strawberry and Orange Flavoring
Leaf Type: Rooibos (flavored)
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Serving Size: 1-2 teaspoons per 8oz serving
Water Temp: 200°F
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
I don't really care for the taste of rooibos, but for the past year I've been including it in my diet in an effort to reduce the swelling in my hands. Even though I'm in my early 30s I've had arthritis for years, some days my hands are so swollen I can barely type. While I could pop a pill to help with the swelling and pain, I've been looking for a more natural way to find relief. This was how I discovered that rooibos tea is known for its ability to ward off inflammation. Rooibos comes in two varieties, red and green. One thing that I've noticed is that I definitely prefer the much more mellow flavor of green rooibos, which today's blend uses. It doesn't seem to have the strong woody, almost medicinal taste of its red counterpart.
Peach Picnic from The Persimmon Tree Tea Company uses green rooibos paired with peach, orange, and strawberry to create an incredibly sweet tea that doesn't need any added sugar. While I do love the combination of fruits used in this blend, I find that the sweetness makes it hard to distinguish the individual flavors. Peach is by far the most noticeable flavor, followed up with a slight tang from the orange peel. After a few sips from my cup all I taste is peach, the rest of the flavors are buried underneath, leaving me with a rather one-dimensional cup of tea. I had hoped for a blend that was a little more evenly balanced, but if you like your tea on the sweet side, this does make a nice sweet iced tea.
My Rating: 68/100
Would I order this again? No. This was much more sweet than I typically enjoy.
In an effort to be open with my readers I want to let you know that The Persimmon Tree Tea Company has provided me with two tins of tea for review. As always, all opinions are my own.