Baskets of peaches at a farmers market, waiting to be sold

Stories Behind the Blend: Orchard Peach

Orchard Peach has always been a favorite blend around here and competes with Front Porch Special for the top spot most of the year. It's a fruit and herbal infusion that we are proud of, probably in part because of how much time it took to come up with.

Peach is a very popular flavor in tea blends, and with so many options. The problem is the peach flavoring other tea companies use. It has a fake, peach soda or candy-type flavor that is nostalgic but in all the wrong ways. 

We wanted our peach tea to be a big celebration of an orchard full of peaches.

It's a tough flavor to capture, and while freshly dried peaches (processed at the peak of ripeness) are a very good start, they needed a few other things to really get it closer to the flavor and sensation of biting in to a real peach.

So here's what we did...

We took rosehips, hibiscus, peaches, and apples as our starting point. That provides a bunch of the natural tartness and sweetness to the blend, plus gives it a nice color.

After fiddling around, we found that pineapples and papayas provided some complementary flavor notes to the peach, giving a lot of the classic "fruitiness" we were looking for.

There are a few other ingredients we used to soften it and round it out, but for some reason, we were still missing a bit of the experience.

Rose petals turned out to be the missing ingredient and completed the blend. They keep the infusion from being too sharp and give that floral aroma and flavor that accompanies fresh peaches.

Health Benefit of Peaches

Sipping on Orchard Peach is not only good, but it is also good for you! 

Peaches are jam packed with nutrients and antioxidants. With Vitamin C taking the lead in the vitamin content of a peach, sipping on Orchard Peach is sure to help support your skin and other organs, as well as give your immune system a boost!

Not only are these golden wonders filled with heart healthy vitamins and nutrients, they also aid in digestion and help reduce inflammation!

Read more about why you should eat and drink your peaches!

Our Love for Local

There is no doubt about the love for Orchard Peach. Next to our timeless classic, Front Porch Special, Orchard Peach remains our most loved fruity tea, and it is easy to see why.

Orchard Peach is a testament to our love for supporting local farmers, packed with the freshest, locally sourced peaches in every sip. This blend embodies the heart of why we do what we do when we see family and loved ones share hearty laughs and big grins together over tea, over a jar of iced cold Orchard Peach.

 

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