Harvest Brew begins with a nutty and malty base tea from Central Eastern Africa. Cinnamon chips add a tangy, sweet warmth to the blend. Finally, the combo of allspice and ginger root adds a peppery nutmeg-esque flavor from the allspice while the ginger adds more tangy warmth and much complexity.
Message from Caleb:
Thank you much for embarking on this October tea journey with Handmade Tea. This season tends to focus on a ton of my favorite flavors and this Oct. tea is no exception. In fact, this tea is based on the flavor profiles of two of my favorite pumpkin beers: Southern Tier Pumpking and Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. The Africa base tea was selected for its malty characteristics and the spices for their similarity to the spices found in these two beers.
This brew blends up great with purified water at about 212º Fahrenheit (100º Celsius) and steeped for about five minutes. As with any tea, feel free to explore and test other configurations.