I was feeling a touch festive this afternoon, so I cracked open some walnuts and have a nice cup of tea paired with walnuts and Christmas Sweater shaped sugar cookies as an early afternoon snack.
This tea is ok; it has a custardy component which is I think where the “eggnog” comes from in the name but it’s more cinnamon/clove with creamy undertones and hints of orange than it is straight up eggnog to me. Actually though, as I sip on it this isn’t the only tea I’ve seen that uses that custard and cinnamon/clove pairing to recreate the taste of eggnog though! DAVIDsTEA released a tea this year that uses that exact combo of ingredients to make an eggnog flavour – and I actually think DT’s does a better job recreating it. I wonder why that is? The difference in base teas? Or maybe this is just heavier on the spices which brings me out of the imagery a little more.
Anyway – it was a nice enough cup and even if I wasn’t feeling the ’nog I do think it was very wintery/festive in spirit regardless.