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Friday, December 19, 2008

Drink of the Week: Rishi Organic Cinnamon Plum Tea

The little sugarplum fairies at Rishi Tea must have had Tchaikovsky in mind when they blended their Organic Cinnamon Plum Tea. A symphony of currants and Japanese plums greet you upon first sip, while soft herbal and spice notes of licorice root and cinnamon round out the finish. Full-bodied, fruity and a deep magenta in color, this tea is perfect alone or with warm biscuits and jam. Try simmering the loose-leaf tea with a few cloves, allspice berries, some grated citrus peel and a cinnamon stick for a holiday mulled tea—it makes a delicious pairing with a holiday ham. As a bonus, with every purchase of this tea, Rishi donates 25 percent of the profits to Clean Water Fund, an organization dedicated to protecting and restoring America’s waterways.