Niagara Peach Tea
When one usually thinks of Niagara, they think of the Falls, bridges and casinos. What many people outside of the area don’t realize is that the countryside in the Niagara region is home to some of the most lush and rich farmland in North America. The rich soil combined with a mild and relatively long summer make the Niagara Peach a sweet citrus treat. The peaches are generally larger than their Georgia cousins and are harvested from mid to late summer. When ripe, they have a delicate profile that hints of sweet nectar.
The tea we’ve used as a base for this blend is a green Sencha. Although Sencha is generally produced in Japan, we’ve used a Chinese variety from Hunan province. In some respects that this Chinese variety has a subtleness of character better suited to blending with peach. Like all Sencha teas, this particular variety has a dark green, needle shaped leaf and produces a pale green to yellow, very bright, smooth cup with a sweetish, honey like finish. You’ll also notice that we’ve added delicate white Jasmine petals to this blend – an addition that enhances the citrus character of peach.
Drink it hot or over ice and experience summertime in Niagara.