Apple Gingersnap Darjeeling

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Apple, Black Tea, Ginger Pieces, Ginger Root, Natural Flavours
Flavors
Apple, Brown Sugar, Candy, Fruity, Ginger, Malt, Muscatel, Spices, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Tea of the Week for October 4, 2021!

With one of my recent Tea orders, I purchased a first flush Darjeeling. At the time, I had an idea of what I planned on doing with it, however, somewhere down the line, I decided to postpone that idea but I didn’t want to postpone using the tea (I like to keep the teas we use as fresh as possible!) so I took the Darjeeling on a test taste & picked up on some lovely fruit notes that were reminiscent of apple – a crisp, light flavor that I felt would complement an apple blend really nicely. There were also some piquant spice notes that – while delicate – kept my palate intrigued.

Thus the idea of an Apple Gingersnap was born: I imagined a gingersnap cookie that was crafted using applesauce rather than sugar. Something lightly sweet, crisp with a delicate bite of spice that would warm the back of the palate.

This blend starts with the aforementioned first flush Darjeeling. I added some freeze-dried apples (both Fuji & Granny Smith), ginger root & candied ginger. The cup is apple-y sweet but not overwhelmingly so, with a peppery zing of ginger that is also just a bit sweet. A really pleasant taste – would make a really nice afternoon tea – perfect with biscotti or perhaps a spice cookie – or dare I say – a gingersnap!

This blend is organic, vegan, gluten-free, allergen-free & all natural!

organic ingredients: black tea, ginger root, candied ginger (organic cane sugar, organic ginger root), apples & natural flavors

to brew: shake the pouch well before measuring to ensure the ingredients are well distributed throughout. use 3g of tea to 12oz of near boiling water (195°F) & allow to steep for 2 ½ minutes. strain & allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes to allow flavors to develop.

As this is a Darjeeling black tea, I recommend a slightly lower temperature than with other black tea types. Darjeeling tends to be a little more delicate & can become quite dry & even a little astringent if the water is too hot or if the tea is steeped too long. I find that by lowering the temperature by 10 degrees, the flavor comes through more smoothly with Darjeeling teas.

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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Thursday, November 25th: Thanksgiving – Cookies

~also October 2021 Tea!

Sipdown. Is it a Thanksgiving cookie? Yes? No? Maybe? All I know is I tend to eat a lot of gingersnaps around this time of the year, although far less since the border closure preventing my sister from going to Trader Joe’s and buying more of “the favoured ones” (I eat hers, yes). May the gingersnaps return soon.

This has excellent ginger flavour which will be sure to dismay as many as it delights (probably a little more dismayed as ginger is one of those ingredients). The apple is a bit of a fun twist though and, while it works well, kind of comes across as a zesty apple crisp (the Darjeeling base concurs with full throttle fruit). Still good but not entirely a full cookie experience. It’s particularly nice when your throat is sore though.

Flavors: Apple, Brown Sugar, Candy, Fruity, Ginger, Malt, Muscatel, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Evol Ving Ness

President’s Choice used to have amazing crystallized ginger cookies. A-ma-zing. I hope they bring them back.

Lexie Aleah

Their gingersnaps are good. My mom just came back from a trip to Trader Joe’s and brought back some delicious peppermint meringues. Highly recommend if you like sweet things.

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