Tea of the Week for April 22, 2019:
For our Fourth tea of this Game of Thrones series, I went with a Honeybush/Rooibos blend – and a phrase that we heard several times from Melisandre (aka the Red Woman or Witch) while aligned with/working with Stannis Baratheon. I liked the phrase and thought it would make an interesting name for a tea, so I decided I’d create a tea around the name.
My original idea for this tea was to create a blend with a black tea base (because “dark”) but I had my mind set on two black teas already (I Drink & I Know Things and Mother of Dragons) so I almost forgot about using this name for a tea, until after sorting through some of my other ideas for teas – for future blends – I thought that the idea of this honeybush/rooibos blend would work wonderfully with the name.
I started with organic honeybush and rooibos, then added rum and vanilla essences (don’t worry, it’s alcohol-free), ginger root & dried lime wedges. The basic inspiration behind it is a Dark & Stormy cocktail, which seems to me to fit in really well with the name “The Night is Dark & Full of Terrors” – right?
This is really tasty – a strong note of both rum and vanilla – while going a bit softer on both the ginger and lime . . . as I have done at least one or two teas featuring ginger and lime in the last year or so, I decided to go a little lighter on these, making them more like an accent flavor than a key component to the cup.
This is all organic, VEGAN, gluten free, allergen free & yes, alcohol free!
organic ingredients: honeybush, rooibos, ginger root, limes & natural flavors