This Hobee’s Cinnamon Orange is my afternoon tea of late; I either fix myself a cup mid-day when I feel a need for a snack or I have it after dinner as dessert.
It is such a camouflage type tea, if one can use this term. I mean the tea has so many aspects and layers. Brewed with very hot water and steeped for four minutes makes for a rich liquor-like tea. It is heavy and not unlike maple syrup, instead with cinnamon and cloves and bits of oranges and the scent is heavenly. You just cannot go wrong with preparing this tea and enjoying it. It is simply divine tea.
For dessert you can sprinkle some of the grounds over your Vanilla Bean ice-cream; or mix it within a dish of maple walnut ice-cream. Either way it is acts like sprinkles over ice-cream.
As an After Dinner Tea drink recipe:
After Dinner Tea, makes for an excellent way of capping a meal. Irish Cream liqueur can be delicious even more when offered and paired together with this Cinnamon Orange tea. This formula serves four.
Ingredients call for coffee but substitutes where it asks for coffee with the Cinnamon Orange tea grinds.
50 gm / 2oz ground Cinnamon Orange tea grinds
475ml / 16fl oz boiling water
120ml/4fl oz Irish Cream
5 ml/ 1 tea-spoon natural vanilla essence (extract)
30ml -2 table-spoon soft dark brown sugar
150 ml/ ¼ pint double heavy cream (optional)
Place the ground tea inside of a small pot, pour the boiling water over the tea and leave until the tea grinds settle nicely at the pot’s bottom and the color is very rich and full looking. Strain the tea into a clean pot or a pitcher. Add the Irish Cream and vanilla essence in order to the tea, and stir nicely for a good mixture. Include the sugar and continue to stir until it mixes completely.
Put this mixture into small tea mugs or high heat-resistance glasses. If you wish to add the cream to this; simply hold the spoon above the surface area of each tea. Put the cream very gradually down the back again of the spoon in order that it forms a swimming pool on top. Then serve them.
I have played around quite a bit with this recipe to get it right; the tea must be thickly made so it can mix well with the Irish Cream and I find adding a spoonful of Vanilla ice-cream into the cup makes for a good float with some Irishness in the cream depicted. Enjoy!
The contrasting notes are divine…Cinnamon, clove, orange spice, nutmeg, vanilla and the Irish cream mixes nicely when steaming hot. As I make and play around with this drinking recipe I think of bubble tea (tapioca) without the clumps at the bottom or good old fashion eggnog except thicker and much nicer.
I am attesting to the fact that so much can be had and made of this Cinnamon-Orange tea since it is that good.
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