I admit, I’m not big on rooibos, but I always am up to trying some as I need more caffeine free teas in my tea rotation. You know, so I can drink more tea at all hours! However recently I’ve been noticing green rooibos is pretty good. Unfortunately, green rooibos blends seem not as common, most likely because it is more expensive to produce. BOOO!
The Persimmon Tree does some really great teas so I am happy to give this one a try!
I invited Speedster to join in this tea tasting. Speedster really loves fruit!
DRY LEAF: Peach Picnic smells like peach orange punch! Sweet and candy like! Yum!
I seriously did not run this photo through a filter, however it does look like something off instagram!
Peach Picnic is a confetti of green rooibos sticks, marigold ribbons and chunks of orange!
STEEPED: Lovely light amber, almost peachy coloured, tea! The tea mostly smells of sweet citrus. Using a gravity steeper, I followed the steeping instructions on the tea tin, which was 200F for 4 minutes.
TASTE: Very summery tea! The dominate flavor for me is the sweet orange. Kinda reminds me of a cutie orange, with a little orange peel thrown in. The mid and end of sip I get an echo of peach. I get a teeny bit of strawberry flavor, mostly in the grassy stemmy part. The green rooibos can be tasted throughout, adding a little grassy taste. Quite a sweet tea blend, despite not adding sugar.
Tiny turtle tea sips!
I then added a little german rock sugar, and found Peach Picnic a little too sweet for me. The extra sweetness pulled the fruity flavors together, melding the strawberry, orange and peach into candy. Reminded me of one of those orange peach juice blends, but lighter and with a grassy note. With that said, I should really try this tea iced…
ICED: Peach Picnic iced is really good! Refreshing, more peachy with some sweet orange and grassy strawberry! The green rooibos adds a delicious grassy crispness to this blend! I added only a teeny bit of rock sugar while I was steeping this tea – but the cold temperature really brought out the fruityness, specifically the peach, more into the open.
COMMENTS: Peach Picnic would be the perfect iced tea on a hot summer day! This tea would really hit the spot on you tea peeps who want a caffeine free and sweet (but no sugar added) tea! I’m personally going to enjoy Peach Picnic after my evening workout, however due to this tea’s name, maybe at a picnic. I can see kids really liking this tea too!
With Summer on its way (well, for me at least, California is already getting hot!) I’d give this refreshing, sweet and caffeine free Peach Picnic tea a try! This tea has a great price of $5.99 for 2 oz, but also as with The Persimmon Tree sample sizes, you can try it out for $1.25.