I got just got my first mandoline! I had used Sandy’s and liked it so I decided I neeeeeeeded one. As a surprise for hubby, I made potatoes au gratin, bacon, eggs, and pan-fried toast with triple berry jam while he was out buying stained glass. I chose this to serve with it and wowzer was it great!
This was hearty seasoned food and not every tea would pair well with it. I really enjoyed this pairing. The tea wasn’t sipped so much as thrown back with gusto, and this time I really felt that malty wash go over my tongue. Also, the fruity/orangey tang of Ceylon came out a little more with this food. The chocolate notes were not as prominent with this food, but would probably be more noticeable with sweets.
I am so glad I bought this. Russel at Harney and Sons had sent me a sample and I just had to order a tin!
I did make it very differently since hubby is pretty particular about his tea and doesn’t like strong tea. (He adds a lot of milk and sugar to most black tea.) I steeped the leaves in 198F water for 3 1/2 minutes and felt it was just right for me to drink plain. Hubby did add his usual additions.