my collection is getting fairly extensive. From left to right top to bottom:
Whittards Russian Caravan loose leaf tea, Whittards Pomegranate loose leaf tea, (now for tea bag because I am lazy) Spice Imperial tea bags, Ceylon tea bags, Jasmine tea bags, Lapsang Souchong tea bags, Assam tea bags, English breakfast tea bags, Russian caravan tea bags, Sencha tea bags, Gillarda Christmas tea blend (via butterflyreefisland) loose tea leaves, Earl grey and blue flower tea leaves.
Finally, I’ve made some fandom blends! I got the prototypes in the mail today and tweaked the ratios a bit, and I think they’re worthy of going public now.
Disney President, Vanellope’s, is a black tea with candy cane, vanilla, and cinnamon flavoring.
Wreck It!, Ralph’s (obviously), includes vanilla oolong, gingerbread black tea, and berries.
They go for Adagio’s standard price of $10 for 3oz, or you can buy them both at a 20% discount (although the “shipping” terminology is kind of unfortunate for this particular pair). If you’ve never ordered from Adagio before and you’re interested, you should know that they offer $5 discounts for members to give to first-time customers! I think you can only use each one once (someone who has given them out before please correct me if I’m wrong) so drop me a line if you want one.
(Felix and Calhoun are coming next!)
This belongs on my tea blog also.
Un-Named Cabinet Set with roses from the “June Delight” PatternTo see more “June Delight” see the “J” Patterns Page
Okay here’s the tea I make when I’m feeling gross and sick and need comfort. Don’t judge me until you try it.
-it starts innocently enough. You get a bag of earl grey tea. I’ve started using Reichenbach Recovery because yum.
-instead of boiling water though, heat up some milk in a sauce pan to a gentle boil (you don’t want to scald or burn the milk)
-pour the milk into your mug, and let the tea steep. I let it steep longer in milk than in water, generally. Usually a good ten minutes.
-okay this is where you ate probably going to go “cara no why”, because now you add butter.
-shut up for a second
-not much butter. Like a teaspoon. Just stir it on in there, with a little honey too.
-now sprinkle a tiny bit of salt on top
-see, I had read a few years ago, about Tibetan Yak Butter tea, and while I don’t have access to yaks or yak butter, I was intrigued, because I’m of the Paula Deen school of “butter is generally great”
-so I tried adding regular butter to tea
-it took some experimenting to get something that wasn’t terrible
-but I’ve settled on this technique
-it’s pretty darn rich though, so I limit it to when I’m feeling achey or super depressed
-shhhhh don’t judge me.