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Briarbabe

Briarbabe

Age : 40
Location : PA
Registration date : 2013-07-30

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PostSubject: Tea infused liquors    Tea infused liquors  EmptyMon Oct 07, 2013 12:47 pm

Last Christmas I made tea infused liquors for most of the 'gents on my Christmas list. Over the past year I have tried several different liquor/tea combinations. I have to say the one I made this weekend was my favorite so far. I did a jelly glass jar full of white rum and added two bags of decaffeinated Constant Comment tea, sealed it tightly and let it sit in a bowl of warm water for three hours. It's perfect! The flavor of the tea is unmistakable without being over powering. I think this one is definitely going to be made in a large batch for Christmas. I'm looking forward to putting a little in hot cocoa. It was perfect sipping, straight up, and of course the little 1/2 pint jar is nearly gone already because several friends insisted I share, you know, just a sip. Ha!

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Toirtis

Toirtis

Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Registration date : 2013-10-02

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PostSubject: Re: Tea infused liquors    Tea infused liquors  EmptyMon Oct 07, 2013 1:21 pm

Sounds fascinating....something that I most definitely need to try. Any particular reason for using decaffeinated tea as opposed to the regular stuff? What brand white rum are you using?
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Briarbabe

Briarbabe

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PostSubject: Re: Tea infused liquors    Tea infused liquors  EmptyMon Oct 07, 2013 1:37 pm

Toirtis wrote:
Sounds fascinating....something that I most definitely need to try. Any particular reason for using decaffeinated tea as opposed to the regular stuff? What brand white rum are you using?
No reason, it's just what I had on hand. I used Bacardi. It's quite good. Some other really good ones to try are:

Earl Grey vodka
Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice rum
most fruit teas are really nice in rum, apple cinnamon tea goes great in brandy.
I did mint tea in rum this summer and used that for mojitos. Damn good stuff.

I'd like to try a scotch and see how it flavors up.
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idbowman

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Age : 37
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

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PostSubject: Re: Tea infused liquors    Tea infused liquors  EmptyMon Oct 07, 2013 3:21 pm

Let me know if you find something that works with gin...that would make you my hero.
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Briarbabe

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Age : 40
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PostSubject: Re: Tea infused liquors    Tea infused liquors  EmptyMon Oct 07, 2013 3:30 pm

idbowman wrote:
Let me know if you find something that works with gin...that would make you my hero.
I have a few ideas as I love gin myself. Wink
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PozzSka

PozzSka

Age : 35
Location : Valley City, OH
Registration date : 2013-07-02

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PostSubject: Re: Tea infused liquors    Tea infused liquors  EmptyMon Oct 07, 2013 4:26 pm

have you tried a bourbon yet?
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Toirtis

Toirtis

Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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PostSubject: Re: Tea infused liquors    Tea infused liquors  EmptyMon Oct 07, 2013 5:23 pm

[quote="Briarbabe"]
Toirtis wrote:

Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice rum
That sounds fantastic....one of my favourite boxed teas....definitely on my 'to do' list. Perhaps with Bacardi Black.

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apple cinnamon tea goes great in brandy.
That also sounds great.....I will have to find an inexpensive brandy that I do not mind adulterating.

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I'd like to try a scotch and see how it flavors up.
I do not buy poor scotch, and just could not bring myself to do that to a good single malt.
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