I don’t have too many teas from Teavana to be honest, mostly because there isn’t one very close to me. Their brand is like a grown-up David’s Tea, minimalist and modern, which is very appealing. That sophisticated vibe extends into their blend selection, with most including dried flowers or fruit, but no jelly beans or sprinkles in sight. Teavana is a great place for when I want to pretend I am a grownup who has their shit together.
I was gifted Teavana’s Peach Tranquility herbal tea a few years back at my wedding shower and I have loved it ever since. Just the name evokes calming feelings in me, and as mentioned before I am easily suggestible, so that’s great news! I featured this tea in my favourite bedtimes tea list, and Peach Tranquility is very deserving of that honour. Teavana describes it as such: “a peaceful medley of soft peach and sweet pineapple gently falls across your palate, while calming Roman chamomile and lemon verbena shower over you, creating a tranquil treat.” Even their descriptions are sophisticated, amiright?! It contains apple pieces, candied pineapple pieces, rosehip peels, peach pieces, artificial flavouring (booooo), chamomile flowers, lemon verbena. Always a bit of a disappointment to see artificial flavouring on the ingredient list however I will give this tea a free pass since it is so delicious, and is otherwise comprised of awesome fruit chunks.
Perhaps because of that artificial flavouring, the dry tea smells like Fuzzy Peaches.. that alone is worth giving it a try. Peach Tranquility produces a lovely golden, peach scented liquor. While Teavana’s website recommends not over steeping it, I believe this is one of those amazing blends that can never be over steeped. The longer you wait, the more Fuzzy Peaches flavour you are rewarded with. The leftover tea can be re-steeped one or two times, for longer times to ensure maximum peachiness. As it is an herbal tea, you can enjoy this hot or cold anytime of the day.
Recommended preparation: 1.5 tsp per cup for 4-5 minutes at 96C/205F
- What: Teavana Peach Tranquility
- Where: Online and in store at Teavana
- How much: $ – No brainer
- Should you: Yes, if you don’t mind artificial flavouring