A Special Reblend for the Holidays!
I was actually a little surprised when this one was suggested for the vote for our 12 Teas of Christmas poll this year - but in a very good way. I really enjoyed this tea when it was first blended (back in 2011!) and I was happy to have this opportunity to reblend it.
And this is even tastier than I remember it being - and I remember it being quite tasty! I'm tasting peach, I'm tasting blackberry and I'm tasting a brown sugar crumble that is absolutely delightful!
The original description went like this:
Here’s our rich, extra bold assam tea blend mixed with dried peaches, organic cinnamon chips and freeze-dried blackberries. We’ve added natural flavors including peach, blackberry, cinnamon, brown sugar and a touch of butter (This tea is STILL vegan!) to create a really unique blend of deliciousness.
This blend is one where - unfortunately - the recipe was lost when Frank's computer crashed (or at least, I assume so) because the recipe was not included in the list that Frank sent to me. So I stuck pretty close to what I believed the recipe would be based on the description Frank wrote. I made a few changes, specifically with the teas used - but I think that the changes are for the better!
I used a blend of malty Assam (golden tips!) and Assamica from the JingMai Mountain and combined them with freeze-dried peaches and blackberries, some cinnamon, and all natural flavors - and as I sit here, sipping on it, I'm reminded of the flavor of that tea even though, admittedly, it's been a while since I've last tasted it, since it was blended back in 2011 - so I'm going off of my memory which I like to think is a good memory but I often have lapses in memory. I don't think this is one of those times though!
This is rich and malty. Smooth yet bold. Full-flavored! Sweet, luscious peach flavor. Juicy, sweet-tart blackberry notes. A forward note of a buttery brown sugar crumble. Quite lovely!
Large size is approximately 50g
ingredients: black tea
organic ingredients: black tea, peaches, blackberries, cinnamon & natural flavors