Toastess with the mostess…
(Black tea, cinnamon, lemon peel, coriander seeds, cardamom pods, coconut sugar, cane sugar, natural and artificial flavouring.)
One way to literally spice up your daily breakfast routine is to add some cardamom to your french toast recipe. Green cardamom is one of the world’s most expensive spices by weight; these bright green, football shaped pods boast a strong, perfume-y, resinous aroma and a sweet flavour. The perfect pairing (with toast), considering the buttery, cardamom-scented breads popular in Sweden and Finland. Especially around this time of year. DAVIDsTea’s Cardamom French Toast was first introduced two years ago in correlation with the Winter Collection, then last year as tea of the month for October, and now it’s available year-round on David’s tea wall. In terms of its loose leaf appearance, Cardamom French Toast leaves nothing to the imagination, as every ingredient is visible (apart from the flavourings). The lemon peel, the coriander seeds, the black tea base, you name it. The tea has a very dessert-like scent to it; it’s sweet, but that spice is still present.
After being steeped for shy of four minutes, Cardamom French Toast brews up to a deep orange liqueur. The maltiness of the black tea comes through a lot more in the aroma post steeping. Whether or not you decide to add sugar to this pre-sweetened black tea all depends on your sweet tooth. It’s not as sweet as you would expect it to be, but for the most part, I still like to incorporate just a touch of vanilla agave. But because CFT contains both coconut and cane sugar, additional sweetener isn’t always necessary; it’s perfect fine without. This tea has a very smooth taste to it, baked bread with a pronounced flavour of both cardamom and cinnamon, as well as brown sugar and a slight touch of citrus. The two aforementioned spices are enough to make this feel somewhat comparable to a chai, it’s lightly spiced and comforting in that way. All in all, an excellent treat/dessert tea option, whether you choose to enjoy it at breakfast, brunch, or after lunch. And especially decadent whipped up into a tea latte. How could you possibly go wrong with a cup of Cardamom French Toast?