Hey, we used up some stuff! I have made it a rule that things must be used up before we’re allowed to open the new things. This has historically been the only way to make sure that things get used up and the selection doesn’t swell uncontrollably because of, well, let’s be honest, greed.
So, Miss Marple Tea Pie. Again, not a name translation. Just a really odd name. Does Miss Marple have this pie with her tea, or does just make pie with tea, and does Miss Marple even like pie? Or is there such a thing as a Miss Marple pie?
Whatever it’s got to do with Miss Marple, it contains apple-, almond-, and cinnamon flavours. When smelling the leaves, it just smells like tea with some kind of generic fruit in it. After it’s been brewed up, however, you can discern the apple and cinnamon. I can’t really find the almond in there.
Tastewise, I can find the apple, but only a hint of cinnamon and almond. This is good. I was a bit concerned about the cinnamon when I bought it because I find cinnamon can easily take over. This really is just a hint, and it works better for it. I wish there was more almond, though.
However, it seems kind of thin. I’m kind of having the same problem here that I tend to have with teas that have chocolate flavouring in them. It can taste like chocolate all it wants, but it still doesn’t work for me because it’s the wrong consistency. This feels like it’s got the slightly wrong consistency. It’s a nice flavour, don’t get me wrong, but I want more thickness, more creaminess.
I’ll have to remember to try and milk it next time. I think maybe a bit of fat in there might help give it some substance.