For the past two days I've been kept busy by the biggest winter storm to hit southeastern Ontario in the last three years. I've spent lots of time outside with my daughter, playing in the snow, hiking and taking photos. Let me tell you... There is nothing better than coming back from the cold and having a great cup of tea. For me at least. :)
I was happy to receive my latest DAVIDsTEA delivery one day early, the day before the big storm. I felt prepared. Bring it on Mother Nature! Nothing can stop me now!
My delivery included Chinese Dragonwell, Japanese Sencha and Creme Brulee. I ordered Creme Brulee tea because creme brulee is one of my favorite desserts and I just had to try it out. Sooner or later it had to happen and so I figured now was the time.
After dinner I don't delay... It's rooibos time!
I rip the package open and inhale the intoxicating aroma. I just love that first whiff... Mmmm ... This is really creme brulee!!! I wish it was in my oven!
The tea smells delicious and just like creme brulee should. The sweet aroma of caramel with notes of rum cake awakens my senses and warms my soul. It looks beautiful too. I see the yellow flowers of calendula and red safflowers. I think this is going to be good.
I steep the tea in boiling water for seven minutes in accordance with instructions. The sweet aroma spreads throughout the kitchen and invites my husband who wants to know what I'm making. "A tea", I say and he looks somewhat disappointed. He doesn't drink tea.
The steeped tea is beautiful shade of orange color, mild and very pleasant on the tongue. I'm having it with home made raisin scones and the combination couldn't be better. These two simply love each other. It's great with milk or without. Sometimes with blends like this I like to add a little milk for the creamy effect. It's very comforting.
All in all this is a very nice tea, I'm glad to say it didn't disappoint. In addition, I just love the fact that Creme Brulee is made with all natural ingredients. To me that's important component of quality and that is very important.
Ingredients (Organic): Green and Red Rooibos, safflowers, calendula marigold, natural flavoring
Steeping Temperature: 98C
Steeping Time: 7 minutes
Steeped in: Porcelain Teapot