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.