Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Butiki Teas
Creamy Eggnog is part of our holiday series that encompasses a number of holidays from different religions. Many people might not think of eggnog as their number one choice for a Christmas flavor but Eggnog is particularly important in my family’s tradition of celebrating Christmas. Eggnog always marked the beginning of the Christmas season and was the last thing we would drink before we would try to go to sleep Christmas Eve. As a child, getting any sleep Christmas Eve would have been a miracle. There was always so much excitement and anticipation building. Creamy Eggnog pairs our buttery Organic Huangshan Mao Feng with a rich creamy eggnog flavor. The tea and flavor work well with each other and neither overshadows the other. This tea is sweet with a heavy cream and eggy quality. Add a little brown crystal sugar and the tea becomes extremely creamy, rich, and very much like eggnog. Some vanilla notes become pronounced and so do the egg notes. We added safflower for a touch of red for a festive Christmas colored tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
OH goodness … this is so good. So creamy and delicious – you’d swear you’re drinking something incredibly sinful and fattening, but, it’s not.
The dry leaf is a simple yet beautiful looking tea with the curly green tea leaves and just a few red safflower petals to add a pretty holiday look. The aroma has a strong vanilla tone that smells so sweet and creamy. My mouth started watering before I even started the tea to brew.
The brewed liquid smells much more like eggnog. It has a custard-y note to the fragrance, with an almost egg-y kind of scent. And I like that I am tasting what I smell … a very egg-y, custard-y kind of flavor that is distinctly eggnog. The flavor of the Organic Huangshan Mao Feng comes through nicely, and there seems to be a very pleasing balance between tea and eggnog taste.
I’ve tried a couple of different eggnog teas, and I’ve enjoyed most of what I’ve tried, but if I had to choose the best that I’ve tasted thus far, this one would be the absolute best. Butiki Teas never ceases to amaze me with their ability to create amazing flavored teas.
Really, all that’s missing for me with this eggnog tea is a touch of nutmeg, because I always like to grind a little bit of fresh nutmeg to top my eggnog. But, I think that can probably be easily remedied if I were to grind a bit of nutmeg into my teapot before the tea brews. Just a wee little bit, enough to add a little bit of warmth and delicious nutty flavor to the cup.
Yum. Just YUM!