Our 8th Day of Christmas Tea!
Hot Buttered Rum is a traditional winter drink - something that will help warm you up when it's cold outside. As I've often mentioned, I'm not much of a drinker of alcohol - tea is my drink of choice - but I still enjoy the idea of a warm, soothing cup of hot buttered rum - so I decided to create a tea that brought those flavors to life while still enjoying my favorite drink.
I chose a buttery Chinese Sencha as my base because I felt that the natural buttery tones of the tea would highlight the 'buttered' part of the buttered rum. Then I added a few spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. The spices aren't overwhelming because I wanted a gentle, warm spice flavor but not something that would overpower the flavors of creamy butter and rum. A couple of the recipes that I found online for Hot Buttered Spiced Rum called for orange zest - instead, I added some dried orange segments. The orange flavor is delicate here, just a touch of orange to brighten the cup. As I already mentioned, my goal was to highlight the buttered rum flavor so I didn't want those flavors overwhelmed by other profiles in this blend.
The result is a gentle, warm, soothing beverage. Something that makes me want to curl up next to a crackling fire and read a good book. This one's really nice!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: green tea, oranges, cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice, nutmeg and natural flavors