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!
I tend to get into a rut with my teas. I develop a favorite of the moment and drink it endlessly until I realize that I’ve been neglecting my other teas. When I encourage myself to switch, I’m usually delighted with the variety. I had neglected blends for many years while I was feathering my tea snobbing nest. I thought I was a “purist” who only drank orthodox teas. I’ve come to enjoy my herbal blends in the evening and your Peach Apple Crisp does sound yummy!