It’s time to admit that when it comes to “fall” food and drink, I am an autumnal Grinch. The only spicy teas I like are chais, which I drink year-round anyway. It’s usually not quite cold enough here to make with the homemade breads and soups. Turkey gives me a culinary sadness no matter how it’s done. I love pumpkin as food but I can’t stand pumpkin pie and DEATH to Pumpkin Spice Anything.
Did I mention the average temps here have been hanging steadily in the upper 70’sF since September?
So, all these summer iced teas I never got around to trying that I’m trying now! I forgot this came in the summer sampler because it ended up in the back of my tea drawer. It’s a pretty even black tea and rooibos blend. I’ve tried this hot, iced, and cold brewed, and I like it hot and iced the best. Hot, I brewed at around 175 for about five minutes, double-strong, and it was really good with a dollop of frothed hot milk. I don’t get any citrus from this, like some people do, just mint and coconut. The combo is done well because to me it doesn’t taste particularly of one or the other, they just dance. Iced, I brewed 1tbsp in a 14oz steeper, same low temp…and then forgot about it and got in the shower. By the time I poured it over ice, it didn’t dilute at all, and it was still really good! Nothing got too bitter, which is always a plus for me because I tend to oversteep things.
I’m a fan. Wish I’d tried it earlier, so I could have bought more. Can’t wait to blend some into a chai.