There was once a time when I was online, begging DAVIDsTea to bring back their Peach Matcha, because I am a massive fan when it comes to all things peach flavoured, and I became a frequent customer after it had already been discontinued. But nearly three summers ago, my prayers were answered when the Fruity Matcha collection was released, debuting two brand new flavours (Strawberry & Blueberry) and re-releasing Peach. This flavour has since become a core part of DAVIDsTea’s extensive tea wall (thank goodness!), so today I’m sitting down to revisit an old favourite.
Peach Matcha comes packaged in a standard in-store foil pouch. It is resealable and has a light green coloured sticker in the top right corner to identicate that it is a matcha/green tea. The dry leaf appearance has a really granular look to it, due to cane sugar being the very first ingredient. The matcha itself is a beautiful shade of green. It isn’t too dark in colour, but isn’t too light either. Almost like a chartreuse or a lime green. The listed ingredients are: cane sugar, matcha green tea, and natural peach flavouring. The aroma of this matcha is just as juicy and sweet as I remember it being.
DAVIDsTea recommends whisking 5-7 matcha spoons of Peach Matcha in water that is heated to 85°C (185°F) until frothy. I used my Modern Matcha Essentials set to prepare 3 perfect matcha spoonfuls of matcha in a cup of 175°F water.
My matcha bowl is soon filled with a liquid that is of a muddy olive green colour. The froth that I have whisked up is not very sustainable. In fact, it is quite thin and just barely covers 3/4 of the surface area. The tea has a nice peach scent, but is more so showcasing the matcha base at this point. From the first initial sip, it is made very apparent that there is sugar in Peach Matcha and lots of it. Although, I will say that there’s a pretty decent balance between the grassiness of the matcha and the fruity essence of the peach. It’s the best of the worlds. With milk added, a much needed creaminess is introduced, which really helps to tamper the sweetness and smooth out the flavour as a whole, making for a more palatable sipping experience.
Peach Matcha from DAVIDsTea is still very much a classic in my eyes, regardless of it being dethroned by newer flavours. Upon revisiting this tea, I was reminded how yummy this matcha is, and especially as an iced latte. This matcha is a great option for beginners/those who are just starting out, and bonus points, if you also have a massive sweet tooth! Regardless of maintaining my overall enjoyment, I will consider Peach Matcha an occasional sweet treat, and stick to my go-to flavours from here on out.
What are your thoughts on DAVIDsTea’s Peach Matcha? Have you tried it before? Sound off in the comments below!
All tea, all shade, it’s time for lemonade… in next’s week post.
Until we steep again…