drank Osmanthe D'Or by Dammann Freres
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I realized rather late that hubby and I really had not had supper. I steamed a good plateful of asparagus, added a bit of butter and lemon pepper, and made a pot of this tea western style. It was very mild, almost too mild. I didn’t wash the leaves. Perhaps I should have awakened them. It was good, just….very quiet. I also understeeped a bit because I didn’t bother to read the instructions for this one.

Second steep: now it is a bit stronger! Boiling water, five minutes, just like their web site says, rendered a medium yellow liquor with a hint of orange color. The flavor is now more woodsy without tasting like a dark oolong. For some reason I thought this one had osmanthus flowers dried with it, but it does not. It has a natural osmanthus flavor. We have had 44 ounces of this and I must confess to having had the most.

After the asparagus was gone, it was sipped along with a Tibi marzipan creme chocolate bar that my daughter brought me from Hungary. Only two squares, though! I will savor this slowly! Delish!

Angrboda

Oh lemon pepper! I’m addicted to that stuff and have taken to using it on anything where I would previously have used a pinch of salt. An avocado, a boiled egg, anything really. :) Good idea to use it in cooking, I’ve never even considered that. I just used it for sprinkling on top.

Dinosara

I’ve never heard of that chocolate bar but it sounds too amazing for words! I love marzipan so much.

ashmanra

Angrboda – ooo, I never thought of putting it on boiled eggs and I have a bunch in the refrigerator. Must try that out today! I also love it on eye of round roast, especially if it is being cooked with rosemary.

Dinosara – it was yummy! My daughter bought it in Budapest!

tg07

Could you tell me please, where in Budapest?

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Angrboda

Oh lemon pepper! I’m addicted to that stuff and have taken to using it on anything where I would previously have used a pinch of salt. An avocado, a boiled egg, anything really. :) Good idea to use it in cooking, I’ve never even considered that. I just used it for sprinkling on top.

Dinosara

I’ve never heard of that chocolate bar but it sounds too amazing for words! I love marzipan so much.

ashmanra

Angrboda – ooo, I never thought of putting it on boiled eggs and I have a bunch in the refrigerator. Must try that out today! I also love it on eye of round roast, especially if it is being cooked with rosemary.

Dinosara – it was yummy! My daughter bought it in Budapest!

tg07

Could you tell me please, where in Budapest?

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

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