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Harpy HolidaZe, everyone!

I placed an order with Stacy @ Butiki on thurs, & it actually came today! Thanks, Stacy! You are awesome!

My main reason for ordering was to get a few more of those cute little Earthen Gaiwans she carries. They are absolutely adorable & 2 of them will be for gifts. Of course, I had to get a little tea also, so one of the teas I got was this Plum Pudding. I don’t really get into a lot of flavored teas, & I have no idea what plum pudding tastes like. I added a little stevia to mine, and it is fruity, a rich stone-fruit taste. There’s also some orange, & a little cinnamon in there. It’s sweet & slightly tart, & delicious!

Actually it reminds me of the stewed prunes I used to make, which included prunes (of course), water to cover, a sliced up orange, & a cinnamon stick. You can also include a lemon instead of an orange. Let it simmer until the prunes plump up & the remaining juices are thick & sweet. You can also cook it in a crock pot over night. You can also include other dried fruits. I made a variation once that was dried apricots instead, with thin slices of ginger…
We used to eat these in the middle of a bowl of oatmeal, or on buttery toast, or in a bowl full of yogurt, or by themselves. Thanks for the memories!

Sil

Tis makes me excited to try it!

gmathis

I have always been a little suspicious of prunes…you make them sound downright friendly and sociable!

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I don’t like fresh plums that much, or prunes when they are dried. But stewed prunes are a comfort food!

Butiki Teas

Mmm, stewed prunes sounds yummy! I definitely need to try that dried apricot and ginger creation. Maybe with a little dark rum. I have a confession, I have no idea what traditional plum pudding tastes like either but this was what I imagined it would taste like.

Terri HarpLady

I served it to Tony today, & he gave it the thumbs up!

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Sil

Tis makes me excited to try it!

gmathis

I have always been a little suspicious of prunes…you make them sound downright friendly and sociable!

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I don’t like fresh plums that much, or prunes when they are dried. But stewed prunes are a comfort food!

Butiki Teas

Mmm, stewed prunes sounds yummy! I definitely need to try that dried apricot and ginger creation. Maybe with a little dark rum. I have a confession, I have no idea what traditional plum pudding tastes like either but this was what I imagined it would taste like.

Terri HarpLady

I served it to Tony today, & he gave it the thumbs up!

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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!

Location

St. Louis, MO

Website

http://www.harpsinger.net

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