CRAFT by Under My Host® Issue No. 14 Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Page 79

h flowers or leaves s the smell of spice-spiked ider tea gives those same for the first batch of fresh Beach House Teas’ Pacific lowers, fair-trade red roo- and Oregon Bartlett pears d grows wild in Central elenium, and a host of When steeped, the berries slightly sweet. Give your n pink. Pretty groovy Capital Teas Roasted Almond • $10 This tea smells so good; I do nothing short of huffing every time I crack open the tin. The apple, caramelized almond, and cinnamon blend smells and tastes of warm muffins, and the beetroot gives the tea a beautiful rosy hue. Paromi Cinnamon Chai • $10 Steep this pleasing organic spiced rooibos double-time and top it off with warm milk, I like coconut or cashew, for a robust chai that’s shy on caffeine but nothing else! Steven Smith Teamaker No. 804 Astoria’s Amaro • $16 Sexy, sophisticated, and complex are not common descriptors for herbal infusions, but Astoria’s Amaro is not your average tisane. This mélange originally created for Smith’s Maker’s Series with fine barware fabricator and retailer Bull in China is a bit- tersweet botanical riff on Italian amari. In fact, this “digesteaf” (heh.) is a beautiful stand-in for the botanical liqueur in lower-proof and no-proof cocktails.