I got this sample in my Butiki order, thank you Stacy!!

Picture, if you will, a 4 year old with a little glass tea pitcher that looks just like a miniature of the pitcher on the old Koolaid commercials. The pitcher is filled with a golden liquid that smells like thanksgiving, or at least like her favorite thanksgiving food. She has a tiny 1 oz cup, white ceramic, images of bamboo & butterfly in blue with pink highlights. She also has a jar of thick coconut milk with a tsp in it. She dips a tsp of coconut milk, puts it in the little cup, adds an oz of tea (sweetened with stevia), swirls with the end of a chopstick, and slurp! Again & again, savoring every taste until it’s gone. That’s me, a little while ago; a little kid with her tea set.

I’ve never had creme brulee, but I love pumpkin pie!! This is such a tasty, OMG treat, that I had to stop everything & just be 4 again. This is nicely pumpkiny, the only thing missing is the whipped cream.
After I buy some I’ll brew it stronger, cuz it really lends itself to the coconut milk treatment, I’m picturing an awesome coconut milk & pumpkin Creme Brulee Latte…

Yogini Undefined

Cute imagery :)

Bonnie

Little Terri didn’t have a nap today did she! Ha Ha! I liked the picture of this…cute!

gmathis

I’ve posted this as a follow-up to pumpkin notes before, but if you really want to be 4, put marshmallow cream on top of your pumpkin pie instead of Cool Whip. Pooh. Now I’m hungry!

Terri HarpLady

I wish, gmathis! I’m allergic to milk, so I don’t get to have REAL shipped cream anyway, & really have to be careful around sugar, so it’s a rare treat. I will say this though, anyone who comes to St. Louis that is a chocolate lover MUST visit Kakao (www.kakao.com). The owner, Brian, makes handmade chocolates, with amazing combos, & although it’s a rare indulgence for me, it is heavenly. He also makes his own marshmallow cream, which he uses to make his version of moon pies: picture a couple of layers of thin cookie, a layer of caramel, a couple layers of marshmallow, and it’s all dipped in chocolate. I took a bite of one once, & thought I’d died & gone to heaven! One bite was all I could handle, but it was enough! I handed the rest off to my sons, who greedily accepted.

Bonnie

Terri, the link takes you to a cell thingy…

Terri HarpLady

huh? oh, you’re right! Here’s the proper one! http://www.kakaochocolate.com/
Enjoy, & try not to drool too much!! If you order anything, tell him Terri the Harp Player sent you!

Terri HarpLady

At the end of the last school year, the parents of my granddaughter’s class took the teacher to Kakao for a special evening ‘tasting’ event. Brian came to the table first, asking who had allergies. My daughter shares my milk allergy. Then he proceeded to bring out samples, & for everything that had dairy, she got the non-dairy equivalent. For the first sample, he brought out a tray of spoons, each filled with warm thick chocolate with the texture of butter. He brought them a variety of squares filled with various fillings, spoons of yummy things like caramel, little cups of hot chocolate to drink, & her favorite moment was when they each got a spoonful of marshmallow cream. Her words, “I could spend the rest of my life eating that stuff”.

Nik

[drool]

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Yogini Undefined

Cute imagery :)

Bonnie

Little Terri didn’t have a nap today did she! Ha Ha! I liked the picture of this…cute!

gmathis

I’ve posted this as a follow-up to pumpkin notes before, but if you really want to be 4, put marshmallow cream on top of your pumpkin pie instead of Cool Whip. Pooh. Now I’m hungry!

Terri HarpLady

I wish, gmathis! I’m allergic to milk, so I don’t get to have REAL shipped cream anyway, & really have to be careful around sugar, so it’s a rare treat. I will say this though, anyone who comes to St. Louis that is a chocolate lover MUST visit Kakao (www.kakao.com). The owner, Brian, makes handmade chocolates, with amazing combos, & although it’s a rare indulgence for me, it is heavenly. He also makes his own marshmallow cream, which he uses to make his version of moon pies: picture a couple of layers of thin cookie, a layer of caramel, a couple layers of marshmallow, and it’s all dipped in chocolate. I took a bite of one once, & thought I’d died & gone to heaven! One bite was all I could handle, but it was enough! I handed the rest off to my sons, who greedily accepted.

Bonnie

Terri, the link takes you to a cell thingy…

Terri HarpLady

huh? oh, you’re right! Here’s the proper one! http://www.kakaochocolate.com/
Enjoy, & try not to drool too much!! If you order anything, tell him Terri the Harp Player sent you!

Terri HarpLady

At the end of the last school year, the parents of my granddaughter’s class took the teacher to Kakao for a special evening ‘tasting’ event. Brian came to the table first, asking who had allergies. My daughter shares my milk allergy. Then he proceeded to bring out samples, & for everything that had dairy, she got the non-dairy equivalent. For the first sample, he brought out a tray of spoons, each filled with warm thick chocolate with the texture of butter. He brought them a variety of squares filled with various fillings, spoons of yummy things like caramel, little cups of hot chocolate to drink, & her favorite moment was when they each got a spoonful of marshmallow cream. Her words, “I could spend the rest of my life eating that stuff”.

Nik

[drool]

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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http://www.harpsinger.net

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