In a pot, bring the cream, milk and vanilla bean to a boil.
Take away from the heat and add the tea.
Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and let it infuse for 5 minutes.
With a whisk, mix the egg yolk and sugar until light and fluffy.
Pour the liquid over the egg yolk mix.
Mix well and then pass through a fine sieve chinois.
Pour the crème brûlée mix in the desired container.
Cook in a bain-marie for approximately 45 minutes to a hour.
Set in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
Caramelize the sugar on top using a blowtorch.
Serve with Nutcracker-shaped shortbread and caramelized hazelnut.
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