There is nothing that cures a cold night like a hot steaming cup of tea. While shopping around the Charlottetown Farmers Market, I smelled this Apple Spice black tea and I knew it was going to be a perfect accompaniment to the cold snap PEI has gone through recently.
Gluwien - Mulled Wine
I brewed a cup when I got home from the market and the first thing that came to my mind was that it would be perfect for a hot toddy (or more accurately, a Tea Toddy). While I am not a big fan of hot mixed drinks, I knew my parents were so I brought this tea home with me for a surprise tasting. They both agreed that it would be perfect for a hot toddy!
To make a tea toddy using Lady Baker’s Tea Trolley Apple Spice Black Tea use 1 tsp of tea per cup, sweeten to taste, and add a shot of whiskey! So easy!
You could also make your own Gluwien (mulled wine) this tea as well by adding cinnamon and red wine. I decided to give it a try. The result was pretty tasty and I suspect would be an excellent night cap.
For those who like their tea pure, this tea is also great on its own!
I prepared this tea initially using some of the t-sacs I had bought recently. T-sacs are very convenient for working people looking to take loose tea to work. I used 1 tsp per cup of water and used boiling water to steep. I steeped the tea for about 4 minutes. For the pictures I used my tasting set, as you can see.
This tea smells great. Even before steeping, it warms you up just with the smell. It reminds me of hot apple cider, or apple pie.
Apple spice black tea has a great, natural apple flavor complimented by the brisk coppery flavors of the Ceylon tea.
I love all types of tea, and I believe every tea has its place in your cupboard. This tea is perfect for those cold frosty days where the gusting winds are whistling through the cracks of your front door. While it does warm you up, this tea does more than that for me. It reminds of why I tolerate winter – because snuggling up with a warm blanket with a big mug of tea just isn’t as satisfying in the summer, is it?