From our 2018 12Teas of Christmas Box!
This tea was originally blended during Frank's last holiday season of his tenure of running 52Teas - and if I remember correctly, I had brewed up the entire contents of the 1/2 ounce pouch to make a full pot of tea that I enjoyed over a couple of hours. (Thank goodness for the "keep warm" feature on my Breville One-Touch!)
It was quite a lovely tea back then - and it's a very lovely tea now!
Frank's original description went like this:
Organic Royal Golden Yunnan infused with organic eggnog flavors, cinnamon chips, marigold petals and a touch of nutmeg. This long, tippy-leafed Yunan steeps a smooth cup with rich aroma and superb taste. The hints of creamy eggnog and spices just makes it an extra special treat.
I stuck pretty close to the recipe with this except that instead of using 'cassia' for the cinnamon, I used real Ceylon cinnamon which does make a slight difference in flavor - but I think it's a very welcome difference. I also used freshly shaved nutmeg. But other than that, the recipe is pretty close to the same (although I'm pretty sure that my Golden Tippy Yunnan came from a different source than the original base).
The Yunnan is remarkably rich. The cinnamon and nutmeg are pleasant and warm without overpowering the drink. The eggnog essence lends a beautifully creamy, almost egg-custard-ish type of flavor to the cup. If you like going latte with your teas - this makes a great tea for that - be sure to brew it a little stronger than usual so that the milk doesn't dilute the tea!
This delicious tea is organic, VEGAN, gluten-free and allergen-free!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: black tea, cinnamon, nutmeg, calendula petals & natural flavors