We have something a little different for you this week, as our tea of the week is in fact a cold brew blend! You have probably seen quite a few of these advertised and on the shops, so we were thrilled to try one for ourselves. This cold brew blend is from Ahmad teas, a family owned company founded in 1951 that now sells tea in 80 countries across the world. This Peach & Passionfruit cold brew blend has a base of black tea which is infused with natural peach & passion fruit flavorings.
I steeped this tea in cold water for the recommended 5 – 7 minutes, and I was surprised at how dark the brew was considering the water was not hot. As with other cold brew teas, this one is specially formulated to brew in cold water. If you want to make iced tea with other tea bags, you absolutely can, but you would need to use hot water and let it cool. It smells very sweet despite having no added sugar, and you can clearly detect the scent of the peach and passionfruit flavours. This tea is made to be served without milk so I did not add any, I also did not add any sugar or sweeteners as I wanted the taste to be pure. This tea tastes very smooth, and the flavours of the fruit are subtle but unmistakable. I did not add ice but this would be perfect with some ice cubes and maybe a little lemon slice – no sugar is required for this drink.
Good to know
As this has a base of black tea, it does have some caffeine in it, so this would be a great tea to have on a warm summer day when you don’t feel like having a hot drink, but still want a cuppa!
Have you tried this tea? Let us know what you think of it in the comments.