drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
1879 tasting notes

Golden Monkey is a fabulous tea, and this one from Harney and Sons is far superior to the Teavana version to me. This particular year’s harvest was especially rich, full bodied, and dark. Last year it was a wee bit lighter because of the drought, I am told.

My guest said she thought there was almost a molasses taste or something similar. I think of it more as malt and rich, chewy raisins. The tea was paired with apple dumplings from that easy peasy pinterest recipe that has been going around, and it was delicious!

For the apple dumplings, just spoon either Comstock Apple Pie Filling or Stouffers escalloped appled onto a Pillsbury crescent roll, sprinkle liberally with cinnamon (I used Vietnamese), roll up tightly so the juice doesn’t leak out, bake for 12-15 minutes, and serve while warm, drizzled with Hershey’s caramel sauce. Yums!

JacquelineM

That sounds so yummy! Thank you for sharing :)

ashmanra

Oh, Jacqueline, you are kind to say that! I know you would go out and pick the apples, grind the cinnamon, make homemade caramel sauce….and sometimes I do! But hubby loved the leftovers warmed up and topped with vanilla ice cream!

JacquelineM

My in laws are crazy for the crescent rolls and always bring them over to bake for dinners, but I buy them for them since they are my guests – and we wind up with 10 tubes :) I am always looking for things to do with the extra tubes! I made a yummy pot pie with them but this looks even nicer!

ashmanra

Cut a small piece of Brie, place on a crescent roll wrap andtop with a little brown sugar, and roll it up and bake as usual. Yummy!

Or….You can cook one or two of them in the oven flat and use them to top chicken veggie soup so it is chicken pot pie soup.

gmathis

Y’all are making me HUNGRY!

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JacquelineM

That sounds so yummy! Thank you for sharing :)

ashmanra

Oh, Jacqueline, you are kind to say that! I know you would go out and pick the apples, grind the cinnamon, make homemade caramel sauce….and sometimes I do! But hubby loved the leftovers warmed up and topped with vanilla ice cream!

JacquelineM

My in laws are crazy for the crescent rolls and always bring them over to bake for dinners, but I buy them for them since they are my guests – and we wind up with 10 tubes :) I am always looking for things to do with the extra tubes! I made a yummy pot pie with them but this looks even nicer!

ashmanra

Cut a small piece of Brie, place on a crescent roll wrap andtop with a little brown sugar, and roll it up and bake as usual. Yummy!

Or….You can cook one or two of them in the oven flat and use them to top chicken veggie soup so it is chicken pot pie soup.

gmathis

Y’all are making me HUNGRY!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five 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 and oolongs.

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