Last year, I decided to become a loose leaf tea person.
After trying several different loose leaf teas, I came up with a glorious concoction that I call “Cozy Tea” because it’s so incredibly soothing.
The drink — which includes a little vanilla syrup and some cream — is dreamy; it has a cherry/almond flavor with light floral vibes.
This tea is is my winter-themed Pinterest board come to life.
Here's what you'll need to make a cup of it:
1. Two teaspoons of David's Tea Alpine Punch Loose Leaf Tea
2. Two teaspoons of vanilla syrup
3. A splash of half-and-half
4. 12-16 ounces of very hot (but not boiling) water
5. A tea steeper
Still with me? Great! Let's make some tea!
FYI, the following instructions are very flexible and you can adjust to taste, eyeball everything, etc.
1. Scoop ~2 tsp of Alpine punch loose leaf tea into a tea steeper. (Note: don’t pack it too tight — the tea needs a little room to expand as it absorbs the water.)
2. Add ~1-1.5 pumps of vanilla syrup to a large mug. (If you don’t have a pump, add 2-3 tsp of vanilla syrup.)
3. Place the steeper in the mug and the fill the mug with 12-16 ounces of near-boiling water. Let the tea steep for five minutes before removing the steeper. (BE CAREFUL, THE WATER WILL BE VERY HOT.)
4. Top off mug with a generous splash of half and half, and give it a stir.
5. Let the tea cool for about a minute.