Tea with an amaretto flavour is a wonderful way to experience the silky almond flavour associated with amaretto, but without the intoxicating effects of the alcoholic beverage. It leaves the tongue with a velvety sensation and is an excellent choice for a tea to drink after supper. This amber-red liqueur is delicious in all of its numerous forms, including tea drinks, so feel free to experiment with it.
If you have an interest in the past and finding out how things came to be, one of the stories of how amaretto came to be could be of some interest to you.
Amaretto means “a little bitter” in Italian. Now, would you believe that a love affair was the impetus for the production of the very first bottle of amaretto? As rumours go, it’s undoubtedly interesting and colourful to say the least. The proprietor of the inn presented the handcrafted present to the painter Bernardino Luini, who was responsible for creating the Madonna fresco that can be seen in the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church in Saronno, Italy. Not very remarkable, with the exception of the fact that the innkeeper’s love interest in Bernardino, which led to the development of the liqueur, had blossomed while she was acting as a model for him.
The almond taste that is often associated with amaretto is really derived from the seeds or pits of apricots. This fact may also be of interest to you. The first version of this drink was most likely produced with grape brandy, in which apricot stones were allowed to steep, also known as infuse. Accidents have been the impetus behind the creation of many of the wonderful and useful items that we have today, but we have no clue whether or not amaretto was the result of an accident or someone’s deliberate efforts.
There are many preparation methods for amaretto flavoured tea. You may, for instance, put the syrup right into the teapot in order to make a really fresh and flavorful cup of tea. Amaretto taste may also be added to green and black teas, which are both available for purchase. If you sometimes wish to hide the grassy taste of green tea, then this comes in useful for you. Because we like to switch things up every once in a while, we regularly purchase syrups to flavour the teas we normally drink.
Getting creative with your tea is a lot of fun, and drinking tea with an amaretto flavour is a wonderful new way to switch things up from the typical tastes and flavours of classic teas. Be sure to give this tea a try, and keep in mind that you may drink teas just like this one throughout the whole year, at any time of the day.