Lights on the Bayou
$8.00 – $15.00
The sky is filled with fireflies, jazz music is in the air, and you are sipping tea on this lovely evening on the bayou.
Tasting Notes: bananas foster | caramel rum-glaze | chamomile
Come float down the bayou under the warm glow of the fireflies. Make a wish on the evening star and listen to the sweet melodic notes of jazz in the air. The only thing that could make this New Orleans night even sweeter is a locally made rum-glazed dessert. Originating from New Orleans, the sticky-sweet famous Bananas Foster is a perfect bayou flavor profile for our bayou tea.
When you are in the bayou, take your directions from the fireflies and don’t trust the gators. Following that warm glow gave us the idea for this tea. We wanted a bright yellow flavor with a dark green and brown swamp leaf appearance. Leaning towards the New Orleans roots and going with a Bananas Foster taste told the story best. For the base, we used a bold black tea decorated with swampy green tea sprinkled with yellow chamomile fireflies.
The fireflies are not only represented in the yellow banana and the yellow chamomile flowers, but also in the famous rum glaze of the Bananas Foster. To create the glaze, the dish is flambéed, and the fire imagery comes back to the fireflies.
The overall taste is a glorious dessert blend with a sticky caramelized rum taste and sweet banana. It is not overly sweet though and is perfectly balanced. Add a little sweetener or even some oat milk foam for a full dessert tea latte experience.
Use one heaping teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Let steep 3-4 minutes in hot water 200° (just under boiling) longer steep times will bring out more bitterness
black tea, green tea, coconut chips, banana chips, banana flavor, cinnamon, strawberry leaves, safflowers, chamomile
50 grams, 100 grams