Featured Reblend/Bonus Tea for September!
As some long-time 52Teas customers may recall, this blend originated back during Frank’s era – even though it was one that I suggested to him. Since then, I’ve reblended it a couple of times.
This time around, I decided to change things up a bit. I kept the concept of Butterbeer, but I wanted to try a slightly different base & I also wanted to change the recipe somewhat so that it was more of a buttered butterscotch-y flavored tea rather than a butterscotch-y root beer flavored tea. That is to say that I wanted to focus more on the butterscotch this time around.
The base I used this time is a Wild Arbor Assamica grown in the Yunnan Province (this is the same type of tea that I used for the Firebolt blend). When I taste tested the most recent batch that I received of this blend – I noticed some caramel-y notes to the cup & I thought those flavors would enhance the flavors of a new Butterbeer blend. To the Wild Arbor Assamica, I added a little bit of tea MAGIC to create a delightfully cup that has notes of our previous Butterbeer blend. This is distinctly caramel – luscious caramel with hint of butterscotch & cream. The black tea has a richness to was accentuated by the flavoring process – making this a richly flavored black tea with lovely notes of sweetness.
Yes, of course it’s VEGAN, gluten free, allergen free & all natural!
ingredients: black tea, organic calendula petals & organic natural flavors
to brew: use 3g of leaf to 12oz of nearly boiling water (205°F) & steep for 2 ½ to 3 minutes. strain & allow to cool for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy!
I taste tested this using both steep times. I found that the flavor was less rich & decadent tasting when I steeped it for just 2 ½ minutes, but the 3 minutes created a slightly dry finish. I prefer the 3 minute steep time because I don’t really mind the dryness but for those who might find that off putting, I would recommend going with the 2 ½ minutes and perhaps using a little more leaf for a richer flavor.
I also would recommend just a teensy bit of sugar in this because it will enhance the overall butterscotch-y flavors. It’s good without the sweetener, but if you really want to have the butterscotch notes come alive in the cup, add a little less than ½ a teaspoon to a 12oz cup.