Hi, everybody! Our new book of the month is James and the Giant Peach, and we’re kicking things off with a custom peach tea!
I already have a white peach tea I love (Becky’s Peach Tea from Tom Sawyer), so when it came time to design a tea for James and the Giant Peach, I decided to challenge myself and try something with more oomph.
I’ll admit, I’m kinda picky when it comes to fruit teas. I want them to be light and delicately sweet—not heavy or cloying. As I searched for options, two Adagio teas caught my eye: Rooibos Peach and Honeybush Apricot. Both varieties have what I like to refer to as a “sunny” flavor (bright and somehow warm), so I decided to blend them together and see what I got! I also added some cream tea to make the flavor profile a bit more unique and threw in some dried apricot pieces to make sure the peachy flavor didn’t get lost in the shuffle. The result was a blend with bright peach flavor and just enough cream to mellow things out. Huzzah! 🙂
When you smell the leaves in the tin, the bright, warm scent of rooibos hits you, with subtle hints of peach in the background. Once brewed, I could actually smell the black cream tea a little more, and the peach was just a bit more evident. The blend’s combo of multiple types of tea created a flavor complexity I really enjoyed. You get a light peachy/apricot flavor from the rooibos and honeybush, but the cream tea is black, which gives you a more robust background flavor (not too strong, though—just enough to support the lighter flavors). Like many rooibos, this tea good without sugar, but you can add a little if you want (and even some milk, if you want to intensify the cream flavor).
You can order it here!
Wanna check out my other blends? Visit our Alison’s Wonderland Tea Gallery!