Spumoni Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Cherry, Chocolate, Creamy, Marine, Nutty, Salty, Coconut, Cream, Nuts, Vanilla, Astringent, Cocoa, Grass, Ocean Air, Strawberry, Sweet
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Edit tea info Last updated by Lauren | A Quarter to Tea
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 281 ml

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  • “The name Spumoni makes me think of Louie Prima. He sings about it in Banana Split For My Baby, which is the only reference I have of Spumoni. It’s an Italian ice cream flavor is my guess. In this...” Read full tasting note
  • “Wow, have I really not posted a tasting note in over two years? The shame would be more crippling if I weren’t currently so tired. You know what might fix that problem? That’s right, friends, the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Yesss. Equal parts nutty, fruity, and creamy, this tea is cherry, pistachio, chocolate, coco-vanilla ice cream goodness. The finish is pure spumoni. I typically hate marine green teas with a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Definitely oversteeped this one. It’s marzipan-y sweet, but any other flavour is hidden by astringency. Probably won’t be my favourite even when properly steeped, though.” Read full tasting note

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Spumoni Green Tea:

Based off the classic Italian dessert that tastes like pistachios, chocolate, vanilla and cherries. Add tea, and is there anything better?

Takes milk and sugar well.

All orders come in resealable packaging and include a reusable muslin cotton tea bag.

Ingredients:

Chinese green tea, Organic Sencha, raw pistachios, organic cacao nibs, montamorey cherries, flakes of coconut

Brew and Size Instructions:

Use 2 teaspoons for an 8 oz cup
Steep for 2-4 minutes at 175F water

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18 Tasting Notes

928 tasting notes

The name Spumoni makes me think of Louie Prima. He sings about it in Banana Split For My Baby, which is the only reference I have of Spumoni. It’s an Italian ice cream flavor is my guess. In this tea I’m getting rich cherry, maybe a touch of almond with some basey notes that I can’t quite pin. Green tea seems like a strange choice to me for this with the deep flavors added, but maybe it’s a better reflection of Spumoni than I’m aware of. So far it seems like a nice tea, something fun to try, but not take home and introduce to the family.
In the mean time I’ll be keeping my eye out for Spumoni ice cream to try. Maybe in San Francisco’s North Beach? That seems like a good area to hunt for it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Starfevre

If you’re in a place that has an Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant (chain), they serve Spumoni icecream as their standard dessert.

Mastress Alita

I am not a fan of Italian food, but loooove Spumoni ice cream! I think it is far superior to Neapolitan, myself, but then, that is probably because I find vanilla ice cream pretty bland, and Spumoni is usually Chocolate/Cherry/Pistachio as it’s 3-flavor combo.

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34 tasting notes

Wow, have I really not posted a tasting note in over two years? The shame would be more crippling if I weren’t currently so tired. You know what might fix that problem? That’s right, friends, the answer is always tea.

This has become something of a staple in my household, and is definitely one of my favorite flavored teas among A Quarter to Tea’s selection. Please note that I made the rookie mistake of offering it to my sister once, and now must live with her hounding me for a taste whenever tea-related chatter comes up. Don’t repeat my mistakes.

I’ve always been something of a spumoni devotee, and it’s clear that time hasn’t allowed my heart to stray from its stance. This tea is everything I love about the ice cream version, just condensed into a single sip and less prone to melting. There’s a very nutty flavor profile, rounded out with cherry notes that are surprisingly not artificial. (I mention this in part because some of AQtT’s cherry-flavored teas leave an unpleasant film in my mouth. Maybe this one is just more understated?). I think the coconut flakes are what sell me on the imitation game this blend is playing with the ice cream, though. Creamy, but not too sweet, and with the added, salty pop of whole pistachios, it’s really just comfort in a cup for me. Doesn’t hurt that this blend is beautiful to look at, with its deep green leaves and the big chunks of dried cherry and nuts. I never really bought into the whole ‘we eat with our eyes first’ deal, but I think this tea deserves to be appreciated on multiple fronts all the same.

Flavors: Cherry, Chocolate, Creamy, Marine, Nutty, Salty

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890 tasting notes

Yesss.

Equal parts nutty, fruity, and creamy, this tea is cherry, pistachio, chocolate, coco-vanilla ice cream goodness. The finish is pure spumoni.

I typically hate marine green teas with a passion, am skeptical when it comes to chocolate and cherry flavouring, and don’t care for spumoni.. yet this just works somehow. Colour me impressed.

Flavors: Cherry, Chocolate, Coconut, Cream, Marine, Nuts, Vanilla

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
tea-sipper

This one is amazing.

Kittenna

I was definitely not wowed by this one… perhaps I steeped it badly. I’m thinking it’s perhaps supposed to taste along the lines of Butiki’s Pistachio Ice Cream? (Where in the heck did I put that baggie of tea?)

CrowKettle

I don’t know.. I used the last of my sample the other day and it came out not tasting nearly as great for reasons I don’t understand. This is why I try not to rate right away anymore. Now I’ll have to get another sample to see if my mind is playing tricks or if it’s just that finicky of a tea!

Kittenna

That’s the trouble I always had with Pistachio Ice Cream – it was super hit or miss. I think it’s just a trait of green teas, haha.

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3336 tasting notes

Definitely oversteeped this one. It’s marzipan-y sweet, but any other flavour is hidden by astringency. Probably won’t be my favourite even when properly steeped, though.

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937 tasting notes

So, the other day, I started taking Chinese medicinal herbs. The vilest smelling and tasting things, but apparently, they work well, so I am in. You steep up the ground blend of roots and plants for ten minutes and drink the whole thing down.

This morning, I just couldn’t bear it. I needed a bribe to get through. This tea was the bribe. If I drank my herbs, I would treat myself to the generous sample of this tea, containing a whole cherry even, that Daylan R. Thomas kindly sent me some time ago.

Delicious. Thank you for helping me get through. I much enjoyed it.

Flavors: Cherry, Vanilla

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Daylon R Thomas

Glad it helped. What herbs are you taking?

Evol Ving Ness

It’s a blend made up for me based on my various issues by a TCM herbalist. It’s a long list which I have somewhere here. Shall I find it and let you know the ingredient details?

Also, on the advice of the herbalist after I complained about the really challenging smell and flavour—and I am not a person who gets queasy about out of the ordinary scents and flavours—I bought some empty gel capsules and have proceeded to stuff them with the herb powder to take that way. And then, I drink a glass of hot water or tea. I suspect they are not as effective as when you steep them this way.

Daylon R Thomas

Nah, you don’t need to bother :) I actually about herbal effectiveness in general, like if taking turmeric by eating it is enough. I of course have the internet, but the studies can be more correlation based and less direct.

Evol Ving Ness

I’ve done quite a bit of research on this, actually. The turmeric information, I meant. Turmeric is excellent for dealing with inflammation, amongst other things. Unfortunately, the western diet, in general, does not contain enough turmeric for it to be therapeutic. Generally, the traditional Indian diet does.

I bought a couple of turmeric blend teas at tea festival here. Interested?

The herbs and roots on my list of ingredients contain things that I’ve never heard of. I am looking forward to researching those bits as well.

Daylon R Thomas

I just might be. I’ve skimmed info about the inflammation, and it helps with headaches personally, but I’ve wondered about it alleviating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. That condition along with dementia are common in both sides of my family, and my chances of having it are increased by my type 1 diabetes. So, it’s an herb worth watching for me. Otherwise, I sprinkle some in my yogurt and cottage cheese daily, though I don’t think it’s quite enough to have an impact.

Evol Ving Ness

Daylon, you might want to read the following all the way to the bottom. http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/side-effects-of-turmeric.html

Daylon R Thomas

Good to know. Thanks!

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9741 tasting notes

Much better this time now that i didn’t steep it for too long. Spumoni is still not one of my favourite flavours, so this isn’t a tea for me in terms of keeping it in my cupboard, but i DO find this to be a pretty good capture of spumoni. If that was what you were looking for, i’d for sure recommend this tea :) thanks dexter!

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1040 tasting notes

Yep – I love this one. It’s amazing. I’ve drank it a few times now and I’m finding that it’s better with a bit more leaf and some sweetener really makes the flavors pop. I’ve been adding more sweet than I normally would but it’s just soooooo good with the extra sweetener. This might not work for those that don’t like their teas sweet, but for me this works really well.
3 tsp in my Davids Perfect Mug – 85C – 3 min and add some sweet – hug your mug

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you for adding your method instructions. I tried a cup a while ago which was a total fail. I will try it your way to see what happens.

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1765 tasting notes

Spumoni ice cream is hard to find in my neck of the woods, let alone good spumoni. I am delighted to finally get to experience a tea that is supposed to taste like the dessert!

It was smart to pair it with a green base. The dry leaf is creamy pistachio to the max. The flavour, however, is playing tricks on me. Initially, I thought I tasted banana, and then I thought that was a possibility because all of the little baggies from my sample pack were placed in a larger paper bag, and thought perhaps that this was sitting a little too close to the Banana Split sample. But as this cools, this is definitely pistachio, followed by chocolate. Perhaps the cocoa nibs are playing a role in screwing with my mind on the whole banana thing because the cocoa flavour reminds me of DAVIDsTEA’s Banana Split rooibos, which has cocoa nibs in it, I believe. Even the tea smells a little like banana ice cream, but luckily, yep, as I take a sip, there it is. Pistachio ice cream, folks.

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651 tasting notes

For me, cherry is the dominant note here, with the pistachio/almond flavors singing a very nice backup. I can’t pick up on the coconut, but the base is a great match for this, present but unobtrusive.

p.s. Ate the cherry out of this one too once I was done steeping. Seriously, I hope people are not throwing the cherries out with the used tea leaves, they taste amazing.

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1265 tasting notes

Finally a Spumoni tea! I’ve been waiting for one and suggesting it for years and finally we have one!

This green is was very heavy on the pistachio flavor, then cherry, followed by a hint of chocolate. The blend was nice and creamy and the cherry tasted pretty natural. Very good, especially if you love pistachio!

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/spumoni-green-tea-and-mexican-hot-chocolate-from-a-quarter-to-tea-tea-review/

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