Tea of the Week for July 22, 2019: The Cheshire Cat's Tea!
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The Cheshire Cat's Tea!
A naturally caffeine-free blend of Honeybush & Rooibos combined with bananas, coconut & marshmallow root.
Tea Description: The Cheshire Cat is one of my favorite characters in this story - so I simply had to include him in on this Mad Tea Party! Since that whacky cat is definitely a bit nutty, I started with a base of naturally nutty Honeybush & Rooibos. Then to take that "Mad & Crazy" message home, I added some bananas and coconut before adding some marshmallow root and just a touch of marshmallow essence.
Wonderfully sweet, this would make a fantastic after dinner treat that won't keep you awake with caffeine. In addition to being naturally caffeine free, it's also organic, gluten-free & allergen-free . . . and of course VEGAN!
organic ingredients: honeybush, rooibos, bananas, coconut, marshmallow root & natural flavors
This is really yummy! It's so sweet, it really is like dessert in a teacup. And that's really what I was going for here - something really sweet without getting too cloying.
I don't taste a lot from the honeybush & rooibos. I do get some honey & nut sweetness but that's about it. I am tasting mostly bananas and coconut with just a touch of marshmallow and some of the herby notes from the marshmallow root. These flavors all come together in a really pleasant way - creating a very enjoyable sweet taste. This is one that really does NOT need any sweetener - so I'd recommend tasting it before you sweeten it.
to brew: after shaking the pouch to incorporate the ingredients, use 4 1/2 g to 12 ounces of hot water (heated to 195°F) & steep for at least 8 minutes. you can steep longer if you want - it won't get bitter! strain and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes or so - and then enjoy!