95

I’m kinda in love with this tea. I wrote a song about it… I didn’t actually write a song about it. However, I have been admiring its beautiful golden buds, and sticking my entire nose into the package to breath in its earthy aroma. This is a gorgeous second flush Assam!

The infusion is a rich, dark amber color, and the flavor of the liquor is bold with mallt(y) and spicy notes. The finish is very clean and refreshing. There’s an underlying sweetness to this tea that makes it almost wine-like.

I could drink this tea all day long. I was so inspired that I created a recipe for Mangalam Assam Yellow Curry with Chickpeas and Spinach using this very tea. Check it out here if you like http://bit.ly/nlINXr .

Addition: This song is for Kashyap who claims that I can’t be a bona fide tea-nerd unless I actually do write a song about this tea. Here goes nothing…

clears throat

Mangalam Assam you are the bomb
You’re such a tippy tea
You are the one for me
Mangalam Assam

You’re golden buds are never duds
You are the best
Above the rest
Mangalam Assam

Grown in the lowland clay
I’d drink you everyday
With you I’ll always stay
Mangalam Assam

acoustic guitar solo

QuiltGuppy

My kids love spinach. I’m going to try this recipe out on them! Thanks!

Kashyap

I love to use tea in cooking, to make stock and to pulverize it into a powder to sprinkle on things…being allergic to onions has forced a kind of adaption, but what a wonderful journey of cooking with tea….I also think that if you ever wrote a song about this you should so link and post it :) …I love the Mangalam, but the ultimate of tea-nerd-porn would be a song :)

Jenn

Allergic to onions? I would kill you with my cooking :( Are you allergic to garlic as well? If not, I think that you could still make a nice adapted stock with carrots, celery, garlic, ground tea, herbs, salt, and pepper. Not completely traditional but we don’t need no stinkin’ tradition anyway.
I’ll be working on my song today because I strive to be the ultimate tea-nerd in anyway I can.

Kashyap

yeah…leeks, chives, white, yellow onions, ramps…all off this list…but mercifully garlic is ok…and i do make my own stocks…and love it when i can substitute tea…look forward to the song :)

MegWesley

I will have to write this down and try it. I’ve never cooked with tea leaves and the recipe sounds delicious.

Jenn

MegWesley, Thank you! It really did taste yummy albeit a more brown than I like my food to be. The spinach goes a long way to brighten it up though. I’m just a color freak when it comes to food. I have problems…

Jenn

Kashyap, please see song above. You’re welcome :)

SimplyJenW

Awesome! I especially love the guitar solo part, and the clever words.

Jenn

SimplyJenW, let’s face it… the guitar solo is the strongest bit. You’re clearly a music aficionado :)

Kashyap

Ok Jen…I never implied a song was neccessary but thank you for your efforts at turning drinking a tea into a musical experience…now to youtube it :)

QuiltGuppy

Rock on, sister!

JoysTeaspoon

Can I be the guitar soloist on the YouTube video? I can rock a black curly wig like Slash. Or a bandana like Brett Michaels. Or poor fashion choices like Blondie.

ashmanra

Hmmm, I was going to ask to rock with you, but since that is an acoustic guitar solo, I am thinking this performance should be more like “Kiss At the End of the Rainbow”. But I don’t mind, I can do folk music, too! I have garage band on my iPad, now we just need a camera man…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

QuiltGuppy

My kids love spinach. I’m going to try this recipe out on them! Thanks!

Kashyap

I love to use tea in cooking, to make stock and to pulverize it into a powder to sprinkle on things…being allergic to onions has forced a kind of adaption, but what a wonderful journey of cooking with tea….I also think that if you ever wrote a song about this you should so link and post it :) …I love the Mangalam, but the ultimate of tea-nerd-porn would be a song :)

Jenn

Allergic to onions? I would kill you with my cooking :( Are you allergic to garlic as well? If not, I think that you could still make a nice adapted stock with carrots, celery, garlic, ground tea, herbs, salt, and pepper. Not completely traditional but we don’t need no stinkin’ tradition anyway.
I’ll be working on my song today because I strive to be the ultimate tea-nerd in anyway I can.

Kashyap

yeah…leeks, chives, white, yellow onions, ramps…all off this list…but mercifully garlic is ok…and i do make my own stocks…and love it when i can substitute tea…look forward to the song :)

MegWesley

I will have to write this down and try it. I’ve never cooked with tea leaves and the recipe sounds delicious.

Jenn

MegWesley, Thank you! It really did taste yummy albeit a more brown than I like my food to be. The spinach goes a long way to brighten it up though. I’m just a color freak when it comes to food. I have problems…

Jenn

Kashyap, please see song above. You’re welcome :)

SimplyJenW

Awesome! I especially love the guitar solo part, and the clever words.

Jenn

SimplyJenW, let’s face it… the guitar solo is the strongest bit. You’re clearly a music aficionado :)

Kashyap

Ok Jen…I never implied a song was neccessary but thank you for your efforts at turning drinking a tea into a musical experience…now to youtube it :)

QuiltGuppy

Rock on, sister!

JoysTeaspoon

Can I be the guitar soloist on the YouTube video? I can rock a black curly wig like Slash. Or a bandana like Brett Michaels. Or poor fashion choices like Blondie.

ashmanra

Hmmm, I was going to ask to rock with you, but since that is an acoustic guitar solo, I am thinking this performance should be more like “Kiss At the End of the Rainbow”. But I don’t mind, I can do folk music, too! I have garage band on my iPad, now we just need a camera man…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I’m an animal loving vegan foodie, and a card carrying tea fanatic! Didn’t you get your card?

I typically drink my black tea with a splash of almond or coconut cream and a dash of turbinado sugar or stevia. My green teas I typically drink straight, and the same goes for most of my other teas with an occasional exception. I live on the edge!

Please check out my website Cookin’ Vegan at www.cookinvegan.com if you’re hungry.

I’m also a bit of a knitwit. I have an Etsy shop where I sell pretty little knitted and knitting accessories called Baubles 4 Knitwits at www.Baubles4Knitwits.etsy.com.

Find me on the Twitter @cookinvegan http://twitter.com/#!/cookinvegan

But enough about me…

Location

Los Angeles Area

Website

http://www.cookinvegan.com

Following These People