Recently, I had the pleasure of trying The Persimmon Tree’s Peach Apple Crisp tea, which included a mingling of flavors that I had never experienced before.  I love rooibos and have been devoted to it since I first tried it in Amsterdam six years ago.  I am also a huge fan of apple crisp (it is the only baked good I’ve managed to successfully create).  While it is not currently apple season, I have been enjoying an occasional peach this spring.  So, as you can imagine, I was quite excited to try this particular blend, despite the fact that I don’t usually drink fruity teas.  

I have tried this particular tea at least five times since it arrived through my mail slot a few days ago, but this is the first time I have tried it in the evening.  This tea screams autumn to me, but since fall is a good five months away, I have decided to experience it during an evening’s reverie instead.  The tea resembles a burgundy evening in the woods – both taste- and color-wise.  It is smooth and has a hidden sweetness, without being syrupy.  Although I absent-mindedly brewed it for a long time, it was not bitter.  

Now – since I am currently drinking the tea – allow me to add some sweetener.  Although I tend to drink it unadulterated, I am curious what this herbal infusion tastes like with a little touch of sugar and milk.  I am aware that not everyone drinks tea the way I do.

The verdict is … it’s not bad.  I wouldn’t mind trying The Persimmon Tree’s Earl Grey Crème or Silver Needle.  I think I am a bergamot-and-white-tea kind of girl.  Hopefully, I will get a chance to try one of those next.  I wonder what is meant by crème, exactly.  Ooh, how exciting!