Had a delicious breakfast of this tea taken plain and a slice of pumpkin pie! HIGHLY recommended pairing :) I am surprised how much I adore this tea sans additions. It’s a good tea flavor and excellent vanilla (not too sweet! this goes sweet and creamy with milk and sugar, but plain it’s true and balanced).

We are having a food day at work today to celebrate our Interim Registrar becoming our Registrar! I made French yogurt cake with a Cointreau glaze – I’m thinking boozy = afternoon. ;) I wonder if Earl Grey de la Creme with the cake is too over the top? Nah!! I’ll report back this afternoon :)

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gmathis

Ever try pumpkin pie with marshmallow creme on top instead of Cool Whip? Ooooooh….

JacquelineM

No! That does sound good! I don’t think I’ve had a marshmallow in a decade! Do you make marshmallow creme from marshmallows or do you buy it? (I know – I live under a rock!)

JacquelineM

Aw shucks – my cake got gobbled up before I had some. No afternoon report :(

ashmanra

So unfair! Maybe this means you should make another for this weekend. That is what it would mean at my house.

JacquelineM

I think I am moving on to molasses cookies today :) We are supposed to go on a hike tomorrow and I think they will pack well for the picnic!

ashmanra

I wonder how this tea compares to Harney and Sons Vanilla Black. Have you had it? I have some, and it doesn’t taste like Vanilla Comoro to me. It seems like this is a little less caramel flavor, but it has been a long time since I have had it. Since I have a whole tin sitting there, I guess I should brew some tomorrow!

JacquelineM

I haven’t had Harney’s but I’ll send you some of this so you can do a Scientific Test :) I don’t think this GM one tastes like Comoro – the tea flavor is more pronounced and no caramel flavors. I think Kusmi’s Caramel tea actually tastes more like Comoro but alas, caffeine!

ashmanra

Then Golden Moon is probably very similar to H&S Vanilla Black. I will drink it again later today and give some fresh tasting notes on it since I haven’t had it in a while. I do remember that it was very good iced.

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gmathis

Ever try pumpkin pie with marshmallow creme on top instead of Cool Whip? Ooooooh….

JacquelineM

No! That does sound good! I don’t think I’ve had a marshmallow in a decade! Do you make marshmallow creme from marshmallows or do you buy it? (I know – I live under a rock!)

JacquelineM

Aw shucks – my cake got gobbled up before I had some. No afternoon report :(

ashmanra

So unfair! Maybe this means you should make another for this weekend. That is what it would mean at my house.

JacquelineM

I think I am moving on to molasses cookies today :) We are supposed to go on a hike tomorrow and I think they will pack well for the picnic!

ashmanra

I wonder how this tea compares to Harney and Sons Vanilla Black. Have you had it? I have some, and it doesn’t taste like Vanilla Comoro to me. It seems like this is a little less caramel flavor, but it has been a long time since I have had it. Since I have a whole tin sitting there, I guess I should brew some tomorrow!

JacquelineM

I haven’t had Harney’s but I’ll send you some of this so you can do a Scientific Test :) I don’t think this GM one tastes like Comoro – the tea flavor is more pronounced and no caramel flavors. I think Kusmi’s Caramel tea actually tastes more like Comoro but alas, caffeine!

ashmanra

Then Golden Moon is probably very similar to H&S Vanilla Black. I will drink it again later today and give some fresh tasting notes on it since I haven’t had it in a while. I do remember that it was very good iced.

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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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