Tea of the Week for December 21, 2020!
Nice! With all of the traditional holiday dessert flavors going on right now, I wanted something that was a little different & blueberry cobbler is what came to mind. Sweet blueberries, a little bit of warm spice (cinnamon & nutmeg) & a fluffy, sweet biscuit crust. One of my favorite desserts but something I don't indulge in often (mostly because whenever I make the real thing, the cobbler never really comes out the way gramma's used to & it makes me miss her even more.)
Really, when it comes right down to it, I'm far better at creating yummy tea flavors than I am at baking desserts.
To create this delightful dessert tea, I started with naturally caffeine-free honeybush. I thought the naturally sweet & nutty flavor of honeybush would work nicely with the other flavors. I added a bunch of blueberries, some cinnamon, nutmeg & vanilla bean as well as some essence to create a cobbler-ish kind of experience for your teacup.
Yep, it's VEGAN, gluten-free, allergen-free & organic!
Taster pouch is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: honeybush, blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean & natural flavors
What a treat! This blend came out really nicely: a sweet blueberry flavor with notes of cinnamon, hints of nutmeg & a touch of vanilla. Notes of crust. A little bit of nutty sweetness from the honeybush, but I like that I'm getting more blueberry than I get honeybush. Tasty!
to brew: shake the pouch to redistribute ingredients. use 4g of leaf to 12 ounces of very hot water (190°F) & allow to steep for 10 minutes. strain & allow at least 5 - 10 minutes to cool. enjoy!
I think that a wee bit of sugar does enhance the whole, dessert-y cobbler flavor with this tea - so I do recommend adding a little bit of sweetener to this. I use a little less than 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to 12 ounces of tea. Further, I do not recommend eating a bunch of salty, cheddar cheese popcorn before you pour yourself a cup of this. It took my palate a bit of time to adjust to the tea after eating said popcorn & I thought that something was wrong with my tea! After testing it a second time, I found that the fault was not with the tea, but the drinker consuming salty, cheese flavored popped corn prior to sipping on the tea.