Have any of you tried your hand at tea alchemy?
I like to drink flavored black tea. The varieties I like are; vanilla, almond, coconut. Here's my question..Is it possible to start with the black tea leaves and add flavor bits to them (ie dried coconut, vanilla bean bits) or must this be done when the tea leaves are dried?
I have does mixes such as combining roses, mint, anis... To dried tea. I have never tried to actually flavor the tea itself.
I own a lichi black tea which has no visible bits of anything aside from the black tea itself. I wonder how they did it...
Any of the teas you mentioned are good. Blends work well to ,Prince of wales, English breakfast, etc....
I would not use super high quality teas, Chinese teas (it would mask the teas lovely flavor) or Indian tea that brews up super strong like PG Tips or Taj Mahal (it would mask you flavoring's flavor).