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drank Irish Breakfast by Harney & Sons
1769 tasting notes

This is one of the first Harney and Sons loose leaf teas I ever bought. My youngest daughter was really hooked on IB from A Southern Season so I wanted to try this. Foolish little tea baby that I was, I thought it was too strong, and we were drinking it with milk and sugar! Oh, how we grow and change! It turns out the SS one was weak.

I ground a batch of wheat today and made a pound cake (still in oven) and then we started experimenting with a single serving deep dish instant chocolate chip cookie recipe I had found. I wanted a tea that would stand up to the ncredible sweetness of this and offset it.

This is fantastic with it! The pure Assam is somewhat fruity and nicely malty. I am drinking mine without milk or sugar. The sweetness of the cookie would be far too much for me with a sweetened tea. This cuppa has good heft but isn’t brutal, just bracing. It is a very nice choice to pair with sweets in addition to being a very good breakfast milk and sugar cuppa.

gmathis

Just the name of the cookie recipe is breaking me out in a cold sweets sweat!

ashmanra

Just sent you the recipe in an email – enjoy! Don’t forget to buy ice cream! :)

tigress_al

That sounds amazing!!!

ashmanra

Melt one tablespoon butter in a bowl or very small casserole dish. Add one tablespoon white sugar and one of brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, one egg yolk, five drops vanilla, and I found I liked it best with 1/2 to one teaspoon milk stirred in. The recipe didn’t call for milk but the first try was a little dry and adding me whole egg was a disaster!

Stir in two tablespoons chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts, M&M’s, whatever you like!

Microwave 50 seconds. Great with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top! And for me, enough for two people if you have had a meal and just want a light dessert.

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gmathis

Just the name of the cookie recipe is breaking me out in a cold sweets sweat!

ashmanra

Just sent you the recipe in an email – enjoy! Don’t forget to buy ice cream! :)

tigress_al

That sounds amazing!!!

ashmanra

Melt one tablespoon butter in a bowl or very small casserole dish. Add one tablespoon white sugar and one of brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, one egg yolk, five drops vanilla, and I found I liked it best with 1/2 to one teaspoon milk stirred in. The recipe didn’t call for milk but the first try was a little dry and adding me whole egg was a disaster!

Stir in two tablespoons chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts, M&M’s, whatever you like!

Microwave 50 seconds. Great with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top! And for me, enough for two people if you have had a meal and just want a light dessert.

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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.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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