The Tiramisu by The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar is an infusion I’ve been wanting to try for the longest time. The first I’d heard of it was back in 2016 right after they’d launched it at the Sydney Tea Festival, only to find that it was a limited edition that wasn’t available in stores. Fast forward 6 months later, I find myself visiting in the afternoon, which is a terrible time to drink such a supercharged caffeinated beverage.
The infusion is a delectable mix of ‘organic roasted chicory root and dandelion, organic cacao nibs, organic mate, coffee beans, organic chamomile, organic natural flavour’.
Infusing for 9 minutes in boiling water yields a translucent dark brown liquor with a rich earthy nose of chocolate and coffee. Light, round floral notes come through in the head before the darker notes of chicory and coffee come through in the body followed by the sweeter notes of cacao to create a smooth and rich mouthfeel with a slight bitterness and leaving a pleasant roasted mocha note lingering on the palate with the slightest acidity. Overall, the flavour does indeed remind of a liquid tiramisu, bolder and richer than black teas like a cacao infused long black coffee with floral notes, making it perfect when you need a supercharged caffeine hit.
This Tiramisu appeared on The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar menus at 146 Abercrombie St, Redfern NSW 2016 during June 2017.