Profile : Peaches and Cream
Loose - Flavored Black Tea
May 14, 2020
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Think of a bowl of juicy cut peaches topped with fresh whipped cream. It's like having a tea cup full of summertime!
Ingredients: Black tea, Papaya pieces, Blackberry leaves, Calendula + Sunflower + Jasmine petals, Peach pieces, Natural Flavors (organic compliant).
INGREDIENTS FROM: Sri Lanka / Kenya / India / Thailand / France / China / Egypt / Poland
REGION(S): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Nandi / Nilgiri / Petchabun / Provence / Shandong + Fujian / Nile Delta River / Gdansk
GROWING ALTITUDES: 4000 - 8500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): OP (Orange Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Bright and coppery
Peaches and cream. Fresh cut peaches with delicious whipped cream. Did we mention that this tea captures the delicious flavor of freshly plucked peaches topped with a dollop of whipped cream amazingly? Well it does. But unlike real peaches and cream, this concoction won't expand your waistline. (You'll thank us later.) The delicate and sweet qualities of the natural peach flavoring in this tea are wonderfully balanced by the more full bodied quality of dairy cream. This tea is fabulous as a pick-me-up any time of day. In winter, brew it hot and wish for summer. In summer, brew it over ice and find yourself a hammock. Either way it's delicious. Mmmm... Peaches...n'...Cream...You're welcome.
What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors?
Firstly... we only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts produce flavorful teas that have classic 'Ceylon' tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery color and, most importantly - perfect for use as the base tea of our flavored teas. (We have tested teas from various other origins around the world as base stock for our flavored teas, but none of these teas made the grade.) Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This 'dual peak period' allow us to buy the best for our flavored tea blends several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.
Secondly... we use flavoring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat.
Thirdly. we specify natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors do not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon tea. (The norm for many making flavored tea is to use overpowering artificial flavors which can be used to hide lower quality tea). Natural flavors do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It should be noted that natural flavors tend to be somewhat 'soft ' and the flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.