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drank Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons
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I have the wonderfully generous and beautifully kind QuiltGuppy to thank for my sample of this tea.

We all know that Lapsang Souchong teas are smokey, but the aroma of this tea dry gives my smoked salts some seriously smokey competition. The smokey aroma lessens a bit as the tea steeps. At first sip this tea is, you guessed it, smokey. This develops into a slightly peppery and far less smokey body, and then to a nice savory finish. The black tea is very smooth and not the least bit bitter. This is a very good tea, but I have to admit that I’m not a huge Lapsang Souchong fan in general. However, I do find myself wanting to marinate shiitake mushrooms in it. Add some diced shallots, olive oil, a splash of mirin, a little tamari… yum!

On a side note, my puppy really seems to enjoy this tea. I’m having a weird busy morning, so I decided to have leftover yellow curry for breakfast. Leftover yellow curry and a cup of Lapsang Souchong makes for a dicey breakfast combo at best. Well, I left my questionable breakfast unattended for a moment and my puppy apparently figured out how to jump onto the cocktail table. When I returned, he had eaten a few big bites of curry and lapped up a good 1/4 cup of my tea. I called my vet, because I worry, and he’ll be fine. BUT my afternoon may prove to be very interesting… I can hear his belly gurgling now :/

JacquelineM

Silly tea Puppy!!!!!!

Jenn

I know! Buckley is a dachshund pup that had a very hard early life. When we adopted him he was malnourished and lethargic, but now he’s healthy and rambunctious. I should know better than to leave food out anywhere near a hungry hound :)

JacquelineM

I’m so glad he has a loving home now! I grew up w a Dachshund and he was an amazing friend dog. He loved his food too! Used to steal the lunches that my grandmother packed me, opened the paper carefully as a person and eat them holding between his paws! He would also go into purses, get gum, unwrap it, and sit there and chew it like a person!!!! Not swallow it but spit it out after it had no flavor!

We adopted our Beni Beagle at 9 mos old – malnourished and unsocialized – and now he is almost 14!!!! Such a loving good dog. I can’t understand how his previous owners could have mistreated him.

QuiltGuppy

I used to have a bloodhound named Pluto, who could stand on his hind legs and easily reach ANYTHING left on the counters or kitchen table, which meant that as soon as food was cooked, it had to be consumed and not left to cool on the kitchen counter. (Lesson learned many times over. He especially loved my challah.)

Jenn

I’ve never had a specific breed of dog before, and it’s so interesting to see how deeply breed traits run. I always knew that hounds had good noses, but WOW are they ever food focused. We now have two doxies under the age of three and they’re total partners in crime! Our beloved 13 year old mutt is not amused.
JacquelineM, I can’t understand how people can be so cruel either. The way I see it is that we don’t have to include children or pets in our lives. But if you choose to include either, you had better damn well take the best possible carre of them. No exceptions or excuses.

ashmanra

Amen, Jenn!

Jenn

Thank you, sistah-lady-friend :)

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JacquelineM

Silly tea Puppy!!!!!!

Jenn

I know! Buckley is a dachshund pup that had a very hard early life. When we adopted him he was malnourished and lethargic, but now he’s healthy and rambunctious. I should know better than to leave food out anywhere near a hungry hound :)

JacquelineM

I’m so glad he has a loving home now! I grew up w a Dachshund and he was an amazing friend dog. He loved his food too! Used to steal the lunches that my grandmother packed me, opened the paper carefully as a person and eat them holding between his paws! He would also go into purses, get gum, unwrap it, and sit there and chew it like a person!!!! Not swallow it but spit it out after it had no flavor!

We adopted our Beni Beagle at 9 mos old – malnourished and unsocialized – and now he is almost 14!!!! Such a loving good dog. I can’t understand how his previous owners could have mistreated him.

QuiltGuppy

I used to have a bloodhound named Pluto, who could stand on his hind legs and easily reach ANYTHING left on the counters or kitchen table, which meant that as soon as food was cooked, it had to be consumed and not left to cool on the kitchen counter. (Lesson learned many times over. He especially loved my challah.)

Jenn

I’ve never had a specific breed of dog before, and it’s so interesting to see how deeply breed traits run. I always knew that hounds had good noses, but WOW are they ever food focused. We now have two doxies under the age of three and they’re total partners in crime! Our beloved 13 year old mutt is not amused.
JacquelineM, I can’t understand how people can be so cruel either. The way I see it is that we don’t have to include children or pets in our lives. But if you choose to include either, you had better damn well take the best possible carre of them. No exceptions or excuses.

ashmanra

Amen, Jenn!

Jenn

Thank you, sistah-lady-friend :)

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