drank Plum Zabaglione Assamica by 52teas
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My cold-brewed iced tea for today is our tea of the week for June 10: Plum Zabaglione Assamica. For this blend, I started with a wild, Yunnan grown Assamica and added plums, zabaglione essence & nutmeg (along with some flower petals for some pretty). This one is wonderful hot (I wrote my blog feature on this tea about my experience with the hot cup – you can read that here: https://www.52teas.com/blog/tea-of-the-week-for-june-10-2019-plum-zabaglione-assamica-black-tea/ ) but I think I like it even better cold-brewed.

The Assamica used has a natural stone-fruit flavor to it – which is why I chose it for this blend. When I sampled it, I knew it would work beautifully for this blend (that I have been wanting to blend for a while now but was waiting for the right base).

Anyway, I don’t want to go all wordy on you here – I just finished my third glass of this. It’s amazingly good. The plum comes through clearly, the creamy zabaglione adds a nice sweetness/creaminess to it, and I can even taste that hint of wine from the zabaglione. The nutmeg is subtle but adds a nice, warm contrast to the other flavors. It all works together very well.

A2ShedsJackson / MrsPremise

Oooh, sounds reminiscent of the Dirigible Plum Pudding blend. Now I am so curious to try it.

52Teas

The Dirigible Plum Pudding is a similar blend, the Bu Lang base was a little more substantial, I think – and if I recall correctly (even though it was less than a year ago, the Dirigible Plum is one that I drank up rather quickly so I don’t have something to compare it to side by side) the pudding was a bit creamier (and more custard-like) than this is. But the Dirigible Plum Pudding was definitely inspired by my original plan to create a Plum Zabaglione tea at some point but I was waiting for the right base for it.

Kittenna

This sounds yummy, although I probably wish it was creamier than Dirigible Plum Pudding!

52Teas

I think that this one is more plum than creamy versus the Dirigible Plum, which I wanted to be more of a pudding than plum. Both have nutmeg – I guess that should speak of my love for nutmeg. :)

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A2ShedsJackson / MrsPremise

Oooh, sounds reminiscent of the Dirigible Plum Pudding blend. Now I am so curious to try it.

52Teas

The Dirigible Plum Pudding is a similar blend, the Bu Lang base was a little more substantial, I think – and if I recall correctly (even though it was less than a year ago, the Dirigible Plum is one that I drank up rather quickly so I don’t have something to compare it to side by side) the pudding was a bit creamier (and more custard-like) than this is. But the Dirigible Plum Pudding was definitely inspired by my original plan to create a Plum Zabaglione tea at some point but I was waiting for the right base for it.

Kittenna

This sounds yummy, although I probably wish it was creamier than Dirigible Plum Pudding!

52Teas

I think that this one is more plum than creamy versus the Dirigible Plum, which I wanted to be more of a pudding than plum. Both have nutmeg – I guess that should speak of my love for nutmeg. :)

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