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Xiao's Blend by the Pound

A classic mixture of peppermint, chamomile, and rosehips.
$29.95 / lb.
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  • Flavor Notes
    Calming peppermint and soothing chamomile.
  • Tea Type
    Herbal
  • Caffeine level
    Decaffeinated
  • Origin
    Europe
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Sku ID #512491

Caffeine Level

Xiao's Blend by the Pound
No Caffeine
Light Caffeine
Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp (2g)/8oz
  • 212 ℉
  • 5 Minutes

How It Tastes

Cooling peppermint is complemented by calming chamomile in this blend that is simultaneously crisp and fresh and warm and soothing. Peppermint, chamomile and rosehip are three of the most well-known and drinkable herbal teas in the market, and they come together to create the perfect flavor: peppermint for aroma, chamomile for sweetness, and rosehips for a crisp tart backbone in the cup.

History

Xiao's Blend was created early in Peet's history when some of the coffee roasters, tired of tasting multiple cups of coffee, asked the tea packing manager for a refreshing tea without caffeine to enjoy toward the end of the shift. She obliged by blending botanicals on hand, and came up with Xiao's Blend. Within a few years it was so popular at the Peet's roasting plant it was a shoe-in for our customers.

Certifications

Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.

Reviews (9)
Average rating:
(9)
Molly
from Arlington, VA on 2/11/2019. Drinking Peet's since 1996.

Xiao's Blend is absolutely the best herbal tea on the market. I am sad that it's no longer available in individual bags, but I am buying by the pound and stockpiling it when it isn't available. Please make this a regular offering!

Kathy
from Minneapolis, KS on 2/6/2019. Drinking Peet's since 2010.

Xiao's Blend is my all-time favorite tea. Please, please, bring back the individual teabags!

Joyfulgozo
from Novato, CA on 12/18/2018. Drinking Peet's since About.

I like this blend, it has been a tea bag sz for me & enjoy it now & then. From looking at the reviews, it is only by the lb. now. That disappointed me. Also, I no longer see it with other displayed teas at a Peets Coffee Shop. Plz bring the cup size back.
I suppose the bulk form advantage is longer tasting when kept altogether, similar to marinating meat -- concentrated flavors together.
But packets are so much easier for an immediate cup of it.
So I join the chorus of others--PLZ BRING BACK THE SMALL PACKETS. 3 is for the no more packet sz. As a flavor choice it would be a 5.

Liz Jordan
from Pocatello, ID on 12/17/2018. Drinking Peet's since 10 ye.

Please, please, please, bring the individually wrapped bags back! I would like to always have it in my handbag to enjoy anytime anywhere! This is my all time favorite tea!

Ellen
from New York, NY on 11/24/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1998.

This has been my favorite tea for about 15 years. In cooler weather I drink about a cup a day. I would love to have it back in tea bag form. In the meantime, if I have to buy it a pound at a time (!), so be it.