I’m logging this tea as my prompt for “a French Tea” on the scavenger hunt for this month. Granted, the tea itself – is not French. But the desert that inspired it – is a Parisian dessert that was first created in Italy. I’m not sure how that works, but – I’m rolling with it because I guess I don’t have to know everything. Which is a good thing, because I do not know everything. Not even close.
I crafted this tea as a tea of the week for December 7, 2020. I know that the people who have reviewed it mentioned they couldn’t taste the nutmeg, but for me, it’s one of the most prevalent flavors. (I guess it goes to show that all our palates are different.) It’s smooth & creamy, a nice nutty undertone – I taste less chestnut here than I remember tasting a year or so ago. Then, it was a well-defined flavor for me, now, it’s more of an undertone that hints at chestnut nuttiness. A pleasant creaminess to it – but again, the strongest note I’m getting here is the nutmeg. Which is perfectly fine for me because I love nutmeg (probably my favorite spice – right up there with allspice – if I were to rank my top three, it would go: nutmeg, allspice, anise with an honorable mention for cumin. But now that I read that, I realize I forgot cardamom. It belongs in that top three too. So, I have five spices in my top 3 and I no longer stand by that top three ranking because I think cardamom would tie with allspice and I’m not willing to drop anise from the top 3.)
Anyway, a lovely cup, I’m enjoying it. Thank you to Mastress Alita for putting together the scavenger hunt every month because I’m enjoying the prompts to find teas that I have stashed in many locations throughout my house & tea studio.