During the fall and winter months, my desire to bake and my intake of desserts definitely increases. Desserts provide comfort on cold nights along with a pot of tea. Too often the dessert teas I've tried have been overly sweet and artificial tasting. I feel as if I need to drink a glass of water afterward.
I am happy to report my dessert tea dilemma has been solved thanks to a tea from Plum Deluxe. Plum Deluxe sells organic loose leaf teas and is located in Portland, Oregon.
The owner, Andy Hayes, reached out to me to sample some of his teas and now I'm delighted to share Coconut Macaron Dessert Tea with you.
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The steeped tea is golden brown in color with a scent and taste of light caramel.
I look forward to serving this tea after holiday dinners with dessert. It will complement not overpower desserts.
Today the tea is served in a thirteenth brown mark (2008-2010) basket weave Belleek mug.
In addition to the individual teas at Plum Deluxe, there is a tea of the month club and a really informative newsletter that I subscribe to via email.
As a writer I really enjoyed the descriptions of the teas; they reminded me of ones on wine labels.
Hope this week brings you sweet tea and desserts,