So this is not technically a reblend, nor would I call it a “new blend” exactly – but rather – a reinterpretation of two teas (French Vanilla Assam and Marshmallow Assam) that was also inspired by at least a couple of other teas (Amethyst’s Gold and The Vanilla Marshmallow.) I was also ultimately inspired to craft this blend after hearing from several different customers requesting that I have either a vanilla/marshmallow version of tea every month or, alternatively, add one of these aforementioned vanilla/marshmallow black teas to our permanent collection.
And as many of you may recall – I have been promising to add another tea to our permanent collection for well over a year now – but because I’ve been so busy and busily trying to get myself caught up for almost as long – I haven’t been able to focus on that issue.
And – even though three of the four aforementioned vanilla/marshmallow teas were featured on this year’s poll and none of them earned quite enough votes to win – if you combine the votes from all three – you have an overwhelming landslide of a win – clearly, you guys WANT a vanilla and/or marshmallow black tea! So, here I am, creating a sorta new/sorta re-imagined vanilla and marshmallow black tea . . . AND I’m also announcing an all-new D’s Tea!
Yes, THIS tea is going to be our newest D’s Tea – well . . . kinda.
The newest D’s Tea (or permanent collection tea) is going to be a vanilla and/or marshmallow black tea. So right now – as of today – this tea is available on our D’s Teas page. However, when this tea sells out – I might reblend a different vanilla and/or marshmallow black tea. It might be French Vanilla Assam. Or it might be The Vanilla Marshmallow. Or . . . it might be Amethyst’s Gold . . . or it might be Marshmallow Assam . . . or it might be this one. Or I might come up with a different vanilla and/or marshmallow black tea blend. But we will permanently have a black tea with the flavors of vanilla and/or marshmallow available (or at least, getting blended and will be available very soon) from this point forward.
So there you have it.
About this tea: I started with a blend of Assam teas that includes a first flush Assam as well as a second flush Assam. Together, these two Assams create a rich, flavorful, fruity and malty cuppa. It’s a powerful blend of Assam teas – it’s going to get you revved up in the morning – or revive you in the afternoon when you need a perk-me-up. To these teas, I added some vanilla beans and marshmallow root as well as some French vanilla extract. I also added some cornflower petals to make it pretty (but not enough to add a strong floral note.) The vanilla and marshmallow notes soften the edge of the Assam nicely – you still get that robust black tea flavor but you also get this sweet, soft, fluffy vanilla-y/marshmallow-y note that is quite divine. And it’s also organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen free!
organic ingredients: black tea, marshmallow root, vanilla bean, cornflower & natural flavors