I often take my time before reviewing tea’s. This one was fun!
I made a pot of tea yesterday, using a little extra leaf and 2 minute steep. I love the idea of mulling spice…and knew that without tea in the mix, there would be no bitterness steeping a little longer.
First I tasted my brew straight and was excited at the strength of the elderberry, coriander and other spices. (Would have hated a tulsi dominant blend)
I drank a cup…ok…done.
Now the next test.
I added honey!
Light as a feather, dancing around like a sugarplum fairy…grandma Bonnie became a thing of cartoon’s…ah…honey in a mulling blend is delightfull in the Fall! This was meant to be!
I finished the first pot with another mug and honey, smiling.
One more test to go, I began again.
Heating 8oz of organic apple juice (the kind with stuff in the bottom) and 8oz filtered water, I steeped fresh Elderberry Herbal Blend in the half juice-half water mixture for 2 minutes.
AND IT WAS GREAT! (I did add some honey again, just a little!)
Why half-half? The Apple Juice was very sweet naturally, too sweet!
The options are lovely…and this would be a great duo with the current Winter Ginger Blend!!! (I hope Verdant is listening!)
PS Tonight, I resteeped with a bit of malty cocoa black tea and it was D-licious! Versatility herbalism!