I have never tried pistachio ice cream but the combination of flavors intrigued me as I am a fan of Toasted Walnut by DavidsTea. The dried tea leaves have a wonderful creamy and nutty scent that sets the stage perfectly. Fitting to the name, pistachio is the dominant flavor which is supported by the clever use of Mao Jian green tea which adds a light creaminess and has very pleasant taste on the palate. There is also a smooth milkiness to the blend as the tea cools and the flavors continue to blossom. For this blend I found it was key not to steep longer than the recommendation as it disrupts the balance of flavors – which I tend to do since I like my tea strong. In the end, Pistachio Ice Cream surpassed Toasted Walnut and will be soon replacing it in my tea cupboard.
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec