Our ‘Beauxbaton’s Blend’ began the process. Sadly, it took us a couple years to get around to blending teas for Durmstrang and the Hogwarts houses.
I hadn’t initially had any notes on Durmstrang, strangely enough – but there are good conversations to be had in the Twitterverse, and a couple of lovely people brainstormed with me for a bit about all the various Potterverse teas we wanted to create.
Durmstrang needed to hearken to forests and dark places, and I wanted to add some traditional spices from Russia and Eastern Europe.
As I researched and thought and chose the tastes I wanted to use, I was a little disconcerted.
Because what I was planning on creating seemed a bit unusual for a tea.
I began with Russian Caravan, a dark and smoky tea, added Siberian Ginseng, both for the particular aspect it adds to a taste profile, and because it seemed appropriate. Ginger for warming, rosemary for that hint of forest, and caraway to evoke thoughts of any number of solid sustaining meals.
It took more test blends than usual – this was my first time working with caraway – and the combination was quite a bit different than anything I’d created before – but I liked each step of the way. (Honestly, I even greatly enjoyed my mug of hot caraway juice, when I was testing for the strength of its steep.)
The final tea is definitely different from most of what you will find out there, but quite lovely, in its own unique way.
Organic Ingredients: Russian Caravan Tea, Caraway, Eleuthro, Rosemary, Ginger
Batch Size: 3.2 ounces, approximately 40-45 servings of tea
Options: Loose Tea (Sample, Bag, Tin), Teabags (Single, Sample, Bag)
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