When a windfall of locally grown quinces lands in your lap due to the kindness of green thumbed friends, there's nothing for it but to make the most of the old fashioned flavour this gnarly fruit has to offer in all its guises. Of course, our thoughts went straight to tea! Finely slicing and drying the quinces increases their amazing intensity of flavour even more, and once blended with calendula flowers, vanilla beans and whole leaf organic ceylon, the aroma made us think immediately of Quince Crumble. And once we'd tasted it, we couldn't imagine calling it anything else!
You can either have this tea black, or add a dash of milk if the comfort factor that comes with a homemade crumble is more what you're looking for. Delicious and beautifully aromatic, either way.