I hope you all had a good Christmas, if you celebrate it! I’m enjoying some time off and continuing with my tea reviews over the break. Today, it’s T2 Packs A Peach that’s in my cup. This is a fruit tea and if you’ve read my T2 reviews before, you’ll know that they can go overboard with the sweetness and artificial flavourings at times.
But, as always, I’m going in with an open mind and I’m prepared for anything. Below you’ll find my full review of the tea, including tasting notes, brewing method, and ingredients list.
T2 Packs A Peach at a Glance
- Blend: Peach with apple, hibiscus, fruits and flavourings
- Flavour: Sour, tart peach juice with full-bodied and smooth sweetness
This is a great fruit tea. It’s caffeine free and sweet with sour notes. It reminds me of sour peach candies. Equal parts sweet and tart, dusted in sugar and so delicious. You can’t resist reaching back into the bag for just one more. That’s what this tea is like.
Full Review – Peach Fruit Tea by T2
- Type: Loose leaf
- Tea: Fruit tea
- Ingredients: Apple, white hibiscus, papaya, sweet blackberry leaves, peach, chicory root, marigold petals, artificial flavouring, natural flavouring, acidifier (E330)
- Flavour Notes: Sour tart peach juice, sweet, concentrated juice, pineapple, raspberry
- Aroma: Artificial peach, cream, marigold, apple, caramel, sweet, rich, marzipan, candied peaches
- Milk or Lemon: Neither
- Where to Buy: T2 UK or Amazon
Opening the packet, the first aroma to hit my nose is a tad artificial or chemical. But once you get beyond that, distinct notes of peaches and cream reach you, along with apples and caramel, mellow marigold petals, and this really rich aroma that I’ve only found in one other tea – Adagio Autumn Mist Green.
It brews into a murky orange colour – sunburnt orange, definitely not brown. The aroma is still pretty great with notes of candied peach slices, marzipan, and sour Tangfastics.
The flavour gave me the biggest surprise. From the second it touches your tongue, it’s sour and tart peaches all the way. It’s sweet – undeniably so – but the sourness wins out. It’s like concentrated peach juice, with subtler notes of pineapple and raspberries hidden somewhere in there. It’s full-bodied, rounded and very strong.
I have reviewed it hot, as I do all of my teas, but I cannot wait for it to be summer so I can ice it. I imagine it will be spectacular iced, or mixed with lemonade.
How to Brew T2 Packs A Peach
Packs A Peach is good hot or cold, but as I brewed this tea hot for the review it’s the method I’m most confident in. Use 2g-4g of tea, which is a teaspoon or two, and use 100°C water. I brewed for 3 minutes to get a strong and full-bodied tea, so brew for only 1 minute or so if you like your tea weak.
I didn’t need to add any sugar because I enjoy the contrast of sweet and tart already present in the tea – but don’t let that stop you if you have a particularly sweet tooth.
This tea feels like a meal in itself, so I can’t really imagine any food pairings that go with it. Maybe something simple that pairs well with fruit, like sushi? Let me know what you think in the comments or on Instagram @izzysden.
Why T2 UK?
T2 are a bright, modern and fun tea brand – not the old tea house grandma shops at. The packaging is fun and the tea is usually of a good to great quality. This is a caffeine-free tea, so there’s no tea leaf to assess. Nonetheless, the majority of the fruit pieces are large or whole. There’s natural and artificial flavouring in it, which is kind of a shame. I like it when my tea is all-natural.
But given that the overall flavour of the tea is spectacular, I’m happy to consume artificial flavouring on this occasion.
I’ve reviewed the loose leaf cube version but it’s also available in a foil bag or metal tin. If loose leaf isn’t your style, you can also find it in pyramid sachet teabag format.
If you like the flavour of peaches – get your mind out of the gutter – then this could be your favourite tea of all time. Juicy, sweet, tart and so satisfying. If you want to try it, you can find it on T2’s UK website or on Amazon. They ship to most countries internationally!
I already mentioned it above, but it bears repeating. The only other tea I’ve discovered with such a rich, creamy and sweet aroma like this one is Adagio Autumn Mist Green. It’s a smooth green tea with crème brûlée flavouring!