Both of the boys unanimously picked this as our breakfast tea, & it was perfect, with it’s essence of sweet potato, cinnamon, & vanilla layered over an Irish Breakfast base. Our tin of this is getting closer & closer to a sipdown. While we ate our frittata & raspberry muffins (gluten free, made with homegrown black raspberries), & sipped our tea, we discussed making our own Bilbo Brew. One of the things I told the boys is we don’t HAVE to use Adagio teas. I’d like the brew to be a little more stout, for example, so maybe a more potent Irish Breakfast/Assam might be in order.
Next topic: sweet potato…I’m actually thinking of baking a sweet potato to it’s fully caramelized glory, liquidating it in my blender, & then dehydrating & turning it into a powder, or at least slicing it into little slivers…
cinnamon chips: those are easily acquired
Vanilla: same

So…we may just order an oz each of irish breakfast, vanilla black (instead of green), sweet potato black, & then add some cinnamon chips, or we may try some crazy experiments. To be continued…

JustJames

okay, now i’m hungry and considering bilbo brew, lol. how close are we to the middle of july?

Cavocorax

That sounds like fun! I didn’t realize it was being discontinued when I drank my precious sample, but I re-steeped it and enjoyed every drop of it.

I hope your version works out as well. Is there any way to contact the original blender to see what proportions they used etc?

Terri HarpLady

I keep hoping they will re-release it, as we LOVE it.
Cara McGee is the person who came up with it, & I did send her an message on Adagio, but haven’t heard back. I think I’m just gonna do my own experimenting. If I come up with something worthy, I’ll let you all know & send samples. I’ll give it a different name too…

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JustJames

okay, now i’m hungry and considering bilbo brew, lol. how close are we to the middle of july?

Cavocorax

That sounds like fun! I didn’t realize it was being discontinued when I drank my precious sample, but I re-steeped it and enjoyed every drop of it.

I hope your version works out as well. Is there any way to contact the original blender to see what proportions they used etc?

Terri HarpLady

I keep hoping they will re-release it, as we LOVE it.
Cara McGee is the person who came up with it, & I did send her an message on Adagio, but haven’t heard back. I think I’m just gonna do my own experimenting. If I come up with something worthy, I’ll let you all know & send samples. I’ll give it a different name too…

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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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