Shae said

Marshmallows in Tea?

Okay, random question – has anyone ever put marshmallows in their tea? I made a bunch of homemade marshmallows for Christmas and just don’t feel like drinking a bunch of hot chocolate. I do feel like drinking lots of tea! I put milk/cream in my tea so it’s pretty creamy anyway, and I’m wondering if anyone has ever tried adding a few marshmallows on top for a decadent treat.

If this is too weird, just ignore me. It’s probably near blasphemy for some. :)

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Inkling said

I’ve personally never added marshmallows to tea, but I’ve had some tea blends that had little marshmallows in them and don’t see why it wouldn’t work with a creamy, chocolate-, or vanilla-flavored tea especially!

52Teas said

I have added marshmallows on top of my tea. I’ve also used tea (usually black teas – particularly chai blends, but also sometimes Oolong teas) as the base for a hot chocolate – instead of using milk or water, I’ve used tea or a combination of milk and tea.

It’s really yummy like that – it’s nice for when I want tea – but I also want a little something more.

Bluegreen said

I think I remember some of your teas containing marshmallows – and it came out pretty good.

52Teas said

Actually, we do marshmallow flavored teas – and teas with marshmallow root in them but we haven’t used actual marshmallows in our tea for the five years that we’ve been doing the 52Teas thing. I know that some of Frank’s first marshmallow teas had some mini marshmallows in them – but we do not include marshmallows now as we hold true to our pledge to keep our teas vegan.

Bluegreen said

Wait, marshmallows aren’t vegan?! I learned something new today.

And yes, I remember tasting marshmallows but not actually seeing them in your tea.

52Teas said

Most marshmallows are not vegan. There are some on the market that are – but I haven’t tried them. Most marshmallows are made with gelatin – and it is not vegan.

Dustin said

There is a brand called Dandies and the Trader Joe’s brand that are vegan and they are both pretty good. They aren’t as fluffy in texture as Jet Puffed. They are a little more dense, have a slightly harder outside like when marshmallows just start to go stale and have a crystallized fine sugar texture inside. I really like them.
I’m recalling that Butiki used to add vegan marshmallows to some blends and I think David’s does too, but I don’t think theirs are vegan.

Shae said

I’ve always wanted to try Dandies!

52Teas said

I know about Dandies, I just haven’t tried them yet. They may at some point end up in my teas if I can find a good wholesale distributor for them.

Shae said

I love these ideas! Thank you both – you’ve convinced me! :)

Since lapsang souchong reminds me of a campfire, I’ve thrown marshmallows in that one before. Kind of like roasted marshmallows.

Shae said

I hadn’t even thought of that, but oh my goodness it sounds perfect.

Dustin said

Ooooohhh! I’m going to have to try that now!

seawall said

Oh. My. Word. What an amazing idea!

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