Last year about this time, I discovered custard pie that had been dusted in nutmeg. It tasted like eggnog in pie form. I ate way too much of this amazing discovery because OH.MY! it’s so good!
This year, I decided I needed to make something like this in tea form if for no other reason than to help me hopefully curb my obsession with the pie. See, my thinking is this: if I’m drinking this, my tea equivalent, I hopefully won’t be craving the pie and I won’t put said pie into my shopping cart.
I wanted to focus primarily on the creaminess of the custard and the egg-y flavor of it so I went in an eggnog direction rather than custard. To help highlight the creaminess, I chose an organic Chinese Sencha for it’s light, buttery notes. Then I added eggnog essence and freshly shaved nutmeg – as well as a light scattering of calendula petals for some color.
So here it is, my tea substitution for the custard pie without the pie crust (because really, when I ate the custard pie, I wasn’t thinking about the crust, only the creamy, dreamy custard that had been dusted with just the right amount of nutmeg): Creamy Eggnog Dusted With Eggnog!
And yes, it’s VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free!
organic ingredients: green tea, nutmeg, calendula petals & natural flavors