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drank Vanilla Assam by Custom
1112 tasting notes

I made brownies yesterday to contribute to yesterday’s dinner – tried a new recipe because I was out of baking chocolate (!!!):

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Best-Cocoa-Brownies-108346

changes: used 1 stick butter instead of 1& 1/4, 1 cup sugar instead of 1& 1/4, and sprinkled coconut and mini chocolate chips on top to make “chocolate coconut easter egg brownies” They were rich and very chocolate coconut easter egg!

Anyway! I set two aside for tonight’s dessert. That hint of good vanilla flavor with the full bodied Assam complimented the dense chocolate brownie so well. This vanilla tea went particularly well because it’s not the creamy kind which would compete with the dessert.

I had one of these brownies with coffee last night and it was just not the same. The coffee stomps on the dessert, but the tea dances with the dessert!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Miss Sweet

Yum! I love pairing teas with food – and I’m definitely overdue for baking a brownie!

gmathis

Ooh..I’m due to bring birthday treats to work next week (the nerve…making ME cook on my own b-day) and your brownie recipe sounds actually within my realm of culinary klutziness.

AmazonV

@gmathis how lazy of them all, confuse them all make bacon chocolate chip cookies and serve with bacon tea!

gmathis

I’m tempted just to throw Oreos on a doily to make it look like I fussed.

JacquelineM

gmathis – they are really easy and tasty. If you use a big enough bowl to melt the butter etc you can finish the recipe with only that bowl – hardly any dirty dishes. I bake on my own birthday too. ANY excuse to bake, because I enjoy it :) If you don’t enjoy it, store bought on a doily is still a treat!

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Miss Sweet

Yum! I love pairing teas with food – and I’m definitely overdue for baking a brownie!

gmathis

Ooh..I’m due to bring birthday treats to work next week (the nerve…making ME cook on my own b-day) and your brownie recipe sounds actually within my realm of culinary klutziness.

AmazonV

@gmathis how lazy of them all, confuse them all make bacon chocolate chip cookies and serve with bacon tea!

gmathis

I’m tempted just to throw Oreos on a doily to make it look like I fussed.

JacquelineM

gmathis – they are really easy and tasty. If you use a big enough bowl to melt the butter etc you can finish the recipe with only that bowl – hardly any dirty dishes. I bake on my own birthday too. ANY excuse to bake, because I enjoy it :) If you don’t enjoy it, store bought on a doily is still a treat!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

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Chinese black teas
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