Breakfast: A Hearty bowl of Stew, leftover from last night.
A breakfast like this requires a hearty tea, & this Assam fits the bill! It’s bold, with a bright sensation up the center of my tongue. Not as malty as some, but very substantial. I got this sample from Traveling Tea Box ‘A’. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Second Breakfast: Leftover baked sweet potatoes, which I cut up, peel & all, & sauteed in coconut oil with cinnamon & a pinch of salt until they were caramelized. Sometimes I add vanilla, ginger, & nutmeg.
Today I kept it simple.
For tea, I had another cup of this Assam, only I doubled the amount of tea & then spiked it with stevia & french vanilla coconut milk creamer.
This is like crack for me, LOL.

I have a sweet potato habit that knows no bounds. I eat at least one sweet potato almost every day. My son Drew shares my habit, & we bake whole trays of them. They are good hot, cold, or reheated. Leif & Tony think we’re crazy. Sweet potatoes are just SO AWESOME, I can’t stop myself. I grow them in my garden & my crop is always huge! Luckily they are also SO good for you. I don’t use butter, just a generous sprinkle of cinnamon. That’s all it takes. It’s dessert. Sweet potatoes taste the way winter squash is suppose to taste, & sweet potatoes make better pie than pumpkin could ever dream of. If you make the crust from pecans (gluten free), you have sweet potato pecan pie.
Oh sweet healthy decadence!!!

I used to have a soy french vanilla creamer habit. (along with quite a few other habits, but that was a long time ago…). Lately I’ve been thinking of Chai & other teas that are so nice with a little creamer once in awhile, & I remembered how much I enjoyed my Assam brewed extra bold this way. I like it straight up as well.
I think I’ll have another cup.

Azzrian

OMG I have a sweet potato obsession too!

Serenity

I’ve heard that in Japan, a cart goes around with the recorded call playing out: sweeeeeet potatoes!! And was like, really? That’s awesome! Like an ice cream truck! I love sweet potatoes!

Josie Jade

I love sweet potatoes, it just seems like they take forever to cook in the oven – or am I doing something wrong? Sometimes I slice them and put a little sugar and cinnamon on them and bake them, yummy!

Indigobloom

That is exactly how I feel about hummus. and zuchinni :D
Sweet potatoe rocks but its my treat!

Terri HarpLady

They do take awhile to cook, that’s why we always bake 6 or 8 of them at a time.

Indigobloom

bah, I just pop them in the microwave. great when in a rush! or lazy lol

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Azzrian

OMG I have a sweet potato obsession too!

Serenity

I’ve heard that in Japan, a cart goes around with the recorded call playing out: sweeeeeet potatoes!! And was like, really? That’s awesome! Like an ice cream truck! I love sweet potatoes!

Josie Jade

I love sweet potatoes, it just seems like they take forever to cook in the oven – or am I doing something wrong? Sometimes I slice them and put a little sugar and cinnamon on them and bake them, yummy!

Indigobloom

That is exactly how I feel about hummus. and zuchinni :D
Sweet potatoe rocks but its my treat!

Terri HarpLady

They do take awhile to cook, that’s why we always bake 6 or 8 of them at a time.

Indigobloom

bah, I just pop them in the microwave. great when in a rush! or lazy lol

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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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