This one is going to be fun. There’s also going to be a record number of pictures. We’re looking at around 25.
Over the weekend I attended the Peach Festival at Weber’s Cider Mill Farm in Parkville, MD. This was my first time attending the festival but not my first time visiting the farm.
Fortunately or unfortunately, my first exposure to the farm was around the holidays last year. It was only by virtue of driving nearby and seeing signs for it that I stumbled upon this happy place. And it’s a happy place. It feels like Christmas even when it isn’t. And in a way, I’m grateful my first visit around one of the more positive times of the year.
So by default, this was my first Peach Festival.
The event and the farm itself is geared more towards a family friendly vibe. The store inside acts as a regular market but it’s all farm fresh and local, which is wonderful! Within the store there is a bakery and ice cream shop as well. It has all the stuff that makes you feel good.
The festival itself got crowded very early and rather abruptly. The sights and sounds will try to be conveyed via pictures.
Of course I got a few peaches. I’m not overstating this when I say they were incredible. We are in the heart of the peach season. And this is one of the best fruit indulging experiences I’ve had in a long while. Which leads us to the all-important question. What tea goes with a peach?
My previous post on the sampler can be found here.
If you check out this list, there’s some obvious choices of tea with peach as the focal ingredient, but my feeling wasn’t to do a peach with the same flavored tea. I’m glad I went with my gut.
Included in the sampler is the Baltimore Clipper Tea, which is simply a mix of Black and Green Tea. How can you go wrong with that? It was something to behold. This was truly a tea sipping experience. I could honestly say I was having cup of two amazing flavors. And I could taste both.
The joy of brewing this tea was just as exciting as when I drank it.
I hope that you can see the evolution of the brewing process here. Can you see the steam in the last picture from the right? Breathtaking. I can literally see the color go from green to a more greenish to black combination. I was mesmerized. I hadn’t seen anything quite like it.
My peach tasted even more amazing because the tea opened up some new flavors, via eating and the sipping itself. And the tea had some new flavors shine through. What those flavors were I cannot begin to describe. Maybe it’s one of those things that needs to be kept mysterious and leave me intrigued.
And speaking of intrigue, I will leave you with some photos from this charming event. The ones with the animals are always my favorite.
I will be making frequent visits to Weber’s, so hopefully more posts to come.
Cider season is later but I’m still enjoying the Summer!
If you live anywhere close to this happy place, I strongly recommend a visit. I feel good every time I drive up and even more joyous when I leave. I know I have supported a local establishment that radiates a positive energy to everyone.
Thanks so much.