Huddersfield ice cream producer Yummy Yorkshire has joined forces with fellow Yorkshire business, The Tea Experience, to launch a new spicy chai tea flavoured ice cream as part of its commitment to buy and champion Yorkshire produce.

The unusual ice cream flavour is made with a black spicy chai loose tea blend from Doncaster based speciality tea company, The Tea Experience and is fragrantly spiced with notes of aniseed, ginger, black pepper, cloves and chicory. The tea is first brewed and steeped overnight before being blended with natural dairy ice cream.

The Tea Experience black spicy chai flavour is aimed at the specialist deli/retail, catering and foodservice markets and will also be available to buy from Yummy Yorkshire’s ice cream parlour and café.

Louise Holmes is co-founder of Yummy Yorkshire and adds: “We’re always on the look out for interesting local producers that we can work with to create ice cream flavours that are a little different and stand out from the crowd. Collaborating with The Tea Experience was therefore a natural fit for us as they only offer high end loose leaf tea which provides consistent taste and quality and the Black Spicy Chai blend worked perfectly.

“We trialed the flavour in our ice cream parlour before it went into production and it sold out the same day. Customers seem to have a growing desire to try more sophisticated and adventurous ice cream flavours in addition to the traditional varieties and we hope to add it to our portfolio of best-sellers, along with Beetroot, Liquorice and Salted Caramel”

Yummy Yorkshire’s new ‘Tea Experience Black Spicy Chai’ ice cream is available to buy fresh on the cone, as well as in 500ml tubs, priced £3.75 each from the ice cream parlour located at Delph House Farm, off the A629 between Huddersfield and Penistone. For wholesale enquiries please email sales@yummyorkshire.co.uk

Ann Davis, founder of The Tea Experience said: “Our Black Spicy Chai tea is popular with our customers for its invigorating flavour and taste. It’s inspired to flavour ice cream with the blend and we are delighted to be working with one of the region’s leading ice cream makers, Yummy Yorkshire, to produce this luxurious and innovative new artisan product. We hope it’s a hit with customers”