Happy Victoria Day weekend! The sun is out, so it looks like it should be nice out there, but it’s still a bit nippy. Ah well. I made some iced tea this morning anyway, because of all the lovely sunlight.
Today’s tea: Sweet Peach White from Simple Loose Leaf (Note: I received this tea from them for free to review)
How I brewed it: I made it iced in my new pitcher just for iced tea. I added 4 large teaspoons of leaf (the leaf here is very fluffy, and I’ve found it’s better to overestimate how much you need in these cases), 4 cups of boiling water, and some agave nectar, and let it steep for 6 minutes. After which I added about 4 cups of ice cubes to cool it all down. The resulting liquor is a nice, light, clear amber.
What it’s like: I have to say up front that I’m not a huge fan of white teas – unless they’re really strongly flavoured, they all taste the same to me. And unfortunately, this one is a bit too subtle for me. I taste the peach a bit, but I mostly just taste white tea, even with the sweetener added, which normally brings out the fruit flavours more. I can see why others would like it, but it’s leaving me lukewarm. It’s hard for me to think of a character that this tea reminds me of, but I have thought of someone: Liyana from Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst.
Mainly this is because when I read Vessel last year, I went into it with high expectations based on the preview chapters I’d read. But while it was a very quick read, at the end of it, it felt like there were a lot of plot holes and the action of the climax was really frenetic. Liyana herself is a sweet character, but like the book, she faded from my memory quickly, leaving only a shallow impression. So I guess I feel the same way about this tea.
Where to get it: Sweet Peach White from Simple Loose Leaf is on sale here.