Review: KTeas Peach Yellow

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Laura’s Teaview Snapshot
Thumbs up!"This tastes more like a peach candy than the actual flavor that accompanies natural peaches. Even so, there are a lot of peach flavored teas on the market and I would consider the peach flavor offered with this one to be in the better half of what is out there."
Laura’s Teaview: 7.5/10
Other Teaviews: Chelsy gave it 7.75/10, Vanessa gave it 7/10
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kteaslogo"Imagine the hot summer sun on juicy peaches ripe and ready to burst blended with this delicate rare yellow tea from the Wuyi Mountains in Northern Fujian Province, China. Yellow tea is sometimes known as green tea with a less intense flavor, subtler and sweeter, for yellow tea is processed differently than green tea." ---KTeas website.

Hmmm....well I don't have too much experience with yellow teas and, ironically, I think that the last flavored one that I tried was also a peach flavored one. Hopefully this one will be as tasty as my recollection of the last one that I tried was. While KTeas sells this under their green tea category and yellow tea is basically considered a cross between an oolong and a green tea, if you handled me the sample package and asked me to name the tea base, I am pretty sure that I would peg it as a Wuyi oolong. The leaves in my sample package favor those of a darker oolong and are accompanied by little pops of yellow sunflower blossoms. The nose coming from the dry leaves is of a very fragrant peach aroma.

While KTeas generally has brewing parameters on their website, somehow this blend got missed so I was on my own when it came to brewing. Since I don't have a standard yellow tea preparation, I decided to look up the brewing parameters of the last peach flavored yellow tea that I tried. I ended up going with a 190 degree water temp and a 2 minute infusion time. The tea actually does brew up very yellow in color. This one does has a relatively full flavor profile that is obviously peach flavored. It is not as pungent as the nose of the dry leaves indicated, which is probably a good thing. The peach flavor is tasty, but I don't know if it exactly natural tasting. This tastes more like a peach candy than the actual flavor that accompanies natural peaches. Even so, there are a lot of peach flavored teas on the market and I would consider the peach flavor offered with this one to be in the better half of what is out there. The yellow tea base is pretty mild and tastes much more like an oolong than a green tea to me. There is no vegetalness whatsoever and even the mouthfeel of it is more oolong than green tea. The cup is pretty naturally sweet and I would definitely hold off on adding any sweetener until you've had an opportunity to taste it. For me, anything more than just a couple of rocks of German rock cane sugar is too much. On a hunch, I decided to add a splash of cream to this and it was actually quite tasty.

Overall, I found this to be a tasty and refreshing offering. While I do actually wish that the flavor profile was a little less full so that I could taste more of the yellow tea base, I still liked this fairly well. This one probably would have appealed to me a little more in my earlier days of tea drinking where I wanted everything to have a sweet, full flavor profile. Also, I think this one would make an excellent iced tea in part due to the rather full flavor profile. If you like peach flavored teas, then this is one that you should definitely check out due to the uniqueness of the tea base.

— To purchase KTeas Peach Yellow, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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