Found myself out of milk during evening tea, with lemon squares remaining to be eaten! I knew I loved this one sans additions, so I gave it a whirl for the pairing. It was very, very good. I much prefer a true tea flavor with most desserts, but this hodgepoge of rooibos, herbs, fruits and the kitchen sink was really nice with the pastry. Apple and vanilla predominate, with a fullness from the rooibos. The dessert and tisane were a study in contrasts, rather than a melding of sugarlemonvanillacarameltea like in the previous nights pairing.
I also realized that whilst it’s nice to have with a splash of milk now and again, I do prefer this tisane plain!
I have one more serving of lemon squares, and I have no intention of going to the store for milk today! Let’s see what I come up with for tonight’s pairing (!!!).