Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing The Lichfield Tea Co’s – Peach Melba tisane. As you all know I’ve tired a few blends now from The Lichfield Tea Co and so far I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve tired, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting for the time to review another one to come around. With a mini heatwave on it’s way I figured this was definitely the best time to review this tisane as I just knew it was going to be absolutely fantastic cold brewed and perfect for a hot summer day. A good and natural tasting peach tisane is very hard to come by so going into this tasting session I was really hoping that this blend was going to be full of flavour and nowhere near artificial like a few peach tisanes I’ve had recently.
Here’s what The Lichfield Tea Company have to say about this blend over on their website: ”Our Peach Melba fruit infusion is full of golden peaches, and beautiful blossoms that can’t fail to give you that summer feeling.”
Ingredients: apple cubes, carrot flakes, pineapple cubes (pineapple, sugar), freeze-dried red/yellow peach crunchy (concentrated peach puree, tangerines, concentrated strawberry juice, concentrated black carrot juice), flavouring, rose petals, safflower
Tisane Tasting Notes
For this tasting session I tried this blend only one way: on it own (cold brewed overnight) and the reason I didn’t try and experiment with it at all is because I had one sip of this and enjoyed it so much on it’s own. It needed no sweetness added to it as it’s quite naturally sweet on it’s own so it wasn’t a blend I was going to be able to add milk to without it curdling. I knew I wouldn’t enjoy it’s flavour profile steeped hot so for me there was not need to experiment with it because I found the perfect way to prepare it for me. With such a long list of ingredients I was a little worried that some of the ingredients might overpower the overall peach aspect of this blend but I was so wrong peach was by far the stand out in this tisanes it was natural, sweet, juicy and just so delicious.
It’s such a well rounded and insanely flavourful peach flavour but it tasted so far artificial. It’s one of the best peach based tisanes I’ve ever had and I think it would definitely make it into my top five peach tisanes. It brewed up such a beautiful colour as well like sunshine in a cup.
I think the apple and the pineapple in this blend is what provides the natural sweetness and it’s just sweet enough as well. I was worried it might brew up overly sweet but it’s a nice level of sweetness that just works and makes it so that you don’t need to add in any kind of sweetener at all which is always a bonus especially for me because I’m trying to cut down on how much honey I use but I never normally do sweeten stuff I cold brew anyway. The rose comes through ever so subtly in the aftertaste but other than that this blend is peach peach peach which I am not complaining about at all.
I’m not quite sure what ingredient might have been causing this but there was a somewhat creamy element to this in both the taste and the mouthfeel which gave this an light peaches and cream flavour which really rounded off each sip perfectly and it wasn’t something I had expected from this blend at all. All in all this blend is fantastic and it’s one I will repurchase in the future especially around summer time as it’s sweet, fruity and refreshing and it’s probably the most delicious way to cool down on a hot summer day. Something tells me this would be really nice with some peach sparkling water so in terms of experimenting I will have to order some more of this and give that a try.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about The Lichfield Tea Company and purchase some of this blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The tisane featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for.*