Handmade Tea Krampus Brew

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: tightly rolled, juicy cherries
Ingredients: gunpowder green tea, dried cherries, cinnamon, and cloves
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 185 degrees
Preparation Method:
Liquor: gold

I’m always raving about +Handmade Tea‘s blends but they really are just that good. The December offering was one I wish I could buy by the pound. It featured a smoky gunpowder green tea base. It was smooth and sweet with just the right amount of astringency. The cherries added a hint of tart sweetness. Although they were dried, they had a deliciously juicy look to them. I’ve only seen cherries used in a few teas but they worked really well in this one. The cinnamon and cloves added a comforting and festive touch as well as a cooling aftertaste. My monthly shipments usually keep me company at work and I have a feel this one will be gone very quickly. Oh and in case you didn’t know, Krampus “is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish bad children during the Yule season.”

You can find out more about this tea here.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.