Alright, I know I’m not into ridiculous flavored teas — the kind where the taste of the tea is lost. But I am a fan of using teas in recipes where tea compliments another food, or another food compliments a tea. So while drinking some of my Green Elephant Pu-erh, I was thinking that it would go great with vanilla ice cream. So I filled a mason jar with a nice chunk of my beencha and filled the jar with boiling water, I sealed the jar and left it in the refrigerator for 12 hours. The resulting tea was completely black, like coffee black. So I poured it into a frosty mug and added a few scoops of vanilla ice cream, and I loved it. The sweetness of the tea really brought out the earthiness in the tea — it was a match made in dessert heaven, and as close as I’ll ever get to drinking Root Beer flavored “tea?”.