Marzipan Feast - Saint Nicolas Tea
Marzipan Feast turns every Sinterklaas party into a real ... feast!!!! This wonderfully spicy blend of black tea and almond tastes great and goes well with other classics such as pepernoten, speculaas and naturally marzipan.
Put Marzipan Feast on your wish list quickly and who knows, you might find this spicy surprise in your shoe.
Please note: this tea contains traces of nuts.
This is a seasonal tea and is unfortunately not available all year round.
What does Marzipan Feast taste like?
Marzipan Festijn is a powerful black tea to which almonds have been added. There is actually real marzipan in this tea! The sweet smell and taste of Marzipan Festijn are therefore strongly reminiscent of marzipan.
The longer you brew the tea, the more almond notes emerge.
What is marzipan?
To make marzipan, ground almonds are mixed with sugar. This creates a kind of almond dough. Marzipan is often used to make candies or to decorate pastries and cakes. It contains more sugar and less almonds than almond paste. The structure of marzipan is finer than almond paste.
Marzipan has its origin in the Far East and came to Europe in the Middle Ages. It became popular in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. Sint-Nicolaas or Sinterklaas was then not only a friend of children but also a 'marriage broker'. Sinterklaas was the patron saint of children, unmarried women and lovers. On December 6, the name day of Saint Nicholas, boys could declare their love to a girl by giving a piece of marzipan, similar to sending a Valentine's card now.
How do you make Marzipan Feast tea?
Marzipan Festijn is a black tea blend.
To make a cup of Marzipan Festijn, you use about 2 grams of tea. This is a 'heaped' tea spoon. Would you like to make a pot of Marzipan Festijn tea? Then use 10 grams of tea. Then let Marzipan Festijn steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
Does Marzipan Feast contain caffeine?
Marzipan Feast is a black tea and therefore contains caffeine. If you are sensitive to caffeine, we recommend not consuming this tea before going to sleep.
If you want to avoid caffeine, tea shop 'Het Kleinste Huis' also offers a caffeine-free alternative. Two delicious Sinterklaas tea blends are available in our tea shop in Amsterdam and here in the webshop, Pepernoten Parody and Marzipan Blend.
- Gluten free
- Contains traces of almond
- Black tea
- Amount of tea per cup
- 1 - 2 tea spoons
- Indication brewing time
- 2 - 3 minutes
- Temperature water
- 90 ºC - 100 ºC (194 °F - 212 °F)
- Color infusion
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