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drank Organic Rooibos by Wegmans
1112 tasting notes

Last week I stopped by my favorite thrift shop, and lo and behold – they had brand new oven safe ramekins! A really good brand too! 4 for $3 (they sell these same ones on Amazon for $15). Thrift score!!! Ramekins have been on my want list for the past year, ever since my trip to California, so that I could make pots de creme like I had at Deetjens (see my previous tasting note on this tea to read the story :)

So today I made them with David Lebovitz’s recipe:

http://www.culinate.com/books/collections/all_books/ready_for_dessert/chocolate_pots_de_creme

and we had two of them for dessert tonight. Of course I had to serve them with plain rooibos, just like when I had it at Deetjens. Ahhh, the memories. The plain rooibos was so good with the rich chocolate. Without sweetening, it acted almost like a coffee substitute. Very satisfying paired together.

I don’t know when I’ll get back to Big Sur, but I can always have a little taste of it now and again :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
__Morgana__

Yay Big Sur!

Rabs

I’m not a big chocolate fan, but my lordy does that recipe look amazing!

Lori

Yes the recipe does look good. And weirdly the rich chocolate would be a good match to plain rooibos..

gmathis

I broke out in a cold sweat just reading the ingredients!

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__Morgana__

Yay Big Sur!

Rabs

I’m not a big chocolate fan, but my lordy does that recipe look amazing!

Lori

Yes the recipe does look good. And weirdly the rich chocolate would be a good match to plain rooibos..

gmathis

I broke out in a cold sweat just reading the ingredients!

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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.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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