Tea of the Week for August 19, 2019!
For our 12 Teas of Christmas box, we included our first fig tea - well, the first fig tea that I've blended, anyway. That tea was our Sticky Fig Oolong Tea and at that time, I promised it wouldn't be the last fig tea I'd make. I didn't want to put off keeping my promise, so I decided to create a Fig Cheesecake Black Tea this month.
This tea starts with a blend of organic Assam teas: rich, bold & malty! This blend is a different Assam than the usual Assam tea that I use in our go-to black tea blend of Assam, Ceylon & Yunnan - that Assam is a single estate, while this is a blend from several estates in Assam specially crafted to provide a very malty taste. When I first sampled it, I tasted distinct notes of fig so I decided that this Assam blend would be the perfect base for something fig.
I've been toying with the idea of a Fig Cheesecake for some time so I decided to use this base for a delightful Fig Cheesecake blend. I blended the Assam with chunks of dried fig & tangy cheesecake essence. The result is blowing my mind! It's so rich & creamy! Fig forward - but also cheesecake forward. With this blend, I believe I have achieved balance between the two flavors.
Of course, it is VEGAN, gluten-free, allergen free & organic!
Taster pouch is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: black teas, figs, calendula petals & natural flavors
Please note: the labels were printed out before I realized the calendula petals were omitted from the ingredient list. My apologies.