Caramel Walnut Shortbread Rooibos
Featuring another delicious caffeine-free addition to our Dessert Tea line. This new blend was easy for us to agree on. This green Rooibos blend brews to an amber cup with a nutty, buttery taste and deep caramel overtones. A delectable brew that needs no sweeteners.
When I asked Jim for his feedback on this blend he gave it to me along with this "4 out of 4 people recommend this. I know usually it's 4 out 5 but we didn't like the 5th person's comments so we threw his results out and him in the quarry". I think this caffeine free blend might be just what Jim needs this afternoon!
Ingredients: Organic Green Rooibos, flavoring, safflower blossoms, and orange blossoms.
Brew tea at 212º - steep for 5 minutes.
Caffeine Free. Certified Kosher.
BANANA BREAD with CARAMEL WALNUT SHORTBREAD ROOIBOS
Makes one large loaf or 8 mini loaves
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
2 Tbsp Caramel Walnut Shortbread herbal tisane
1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Whole Wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Melt the butter in a small saucepan on the stove over low heat. Add the Caramel Walnut Shortbread tisane, cover and steep for at least 8 minutes. Strain the butter into a measuring glass. If there is less than 1/2 cup, add a little more butter to make 1/2 cup. Refrigerate for a half hour to solidify a little.
Preheat oven to 350F. Cream the tea butter and sugar together. Add the eggs, bananas and vanilla and blend. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flours, salt, soda, cinnamon) together and add to the banana mixture. Blend until smooth. Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes. You can also use mini loaf pans, check for doneness at 30 minutes.
||Another Winner--Perfect Afternoon or Evening Tisane
|I dont drink caffeine after 4 so Im always on the lookout for new herbal teas. This one is excellent, perhaps my favorite green rooibos blend.|
|- Laura Iverson, CA|
||Another lovely dessert tea!
|Heres one for the fans of dessert teas and green rooibos! Im trying to envision the three elements here as Im smelling the dry leaves and tasting the tea. Caramel. walnut. shortbread. (Sounds like a delicious combo as is!) Its definitely caramely in both scent and flavor. Spot on caramel all around. There are hints to the fragrance and the flavor of something else... possibly walnut and shortbread. It is slightly nutty and buttery, but the sweet caramel takes over. But the caramel makes it a dessert tea on its own! It works pretty well considering it is only green rooibos, flowers and flavoring. The second steep the next night was just as flavorful. It doesnt hurt I was sipping it while eating Keeblers shortbread elf cookies. :D Another lovely dessert tea from S&V!
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug// 10 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep|
|Buttery caramel and shortbread - YUM! The walnut adds to the delicious cookie taste and smell of this tea that is perfect for a bedtime treat. One of my new favorites.|
|This blend came out just in time for the cooler weather. Perfect after dinner treat that holds true to its name. It is not for those who want a strong cup but the rooibos holds up well with the added flavors|
|- Stacy Pond, PA|