Tea of the Week for December 3, 2018!
One day while browsing the interwebs, I discovered a recipe for a snickerdoodle cocktail. I’m not sure exactly why I would be looking at cocktail recipes because a) I very seldom drink alcoholic beverages – maybe once or twice a year – and; b) because I don’t drink, I don’t have a lot of ingredients to make a cocktail, should I find an intriguing recipe.
But an intriguing recipe for a cocktail is exactly what I did find: snickerdoodle cocktail. In fact, I found a couple of different recipes for a snickerdoodle cocktails. One included butterscotch schnapps and the other included creme de cacao. This tea recipe resembles neither of these recipes, instead, it is a ‘recipe’ of my own creation inspired by the idea of a snickerdoodle cocktail that I call Snickerdoodled Cocktail Black Tea.
I started with a tippy, organic Yunnan Imperial base and added cinnamon, vanilla bean and just a touch of cardamom. Then I added just a touch of rum essence – don’t worry, it’s non-alcoholic.
And let me tell you: this tea is SERIOUSLY delicious!
It has a really pleasant cinnamon tone to it, it’s not a spicy cinnamon – the vanilla softens the cinnamon notes. There’s a sweet and creamy note to the cup. The rum tastes smooth. The cardamom isn’t a particularly strong flavor, instead, it seems to enhance the spice flavor of the cinnamon. There’s a lovely buttery tone to the cup too. A really nice cocktail inspired tea that is perfect when it’s chilly outside.
Gluten Free, Allergen Free, Organic & VEGAN!
organic ingredients: yunnan black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla bean, calendula petals & natural flavors