The tightly curled snails of black tea in this sample smell richly of honey with a touch of molasses and malt. There is a deep, rich baked fruit aroma as well.

The first steep was so rich and full bodied. Gorgeous color, and looked so pretty I decided to have it in my silver lined cup from Crimson Lotus.

I had just made zucchini bread with a mystery grain that was in the freezer. It looked a lot like hard white wheat but may have been spelt? I ground it into flour and also was combining two recipes I have made. The bread turned out great. Somehow it was almost like caramelized sugar on the outside even though the new recipe only had 1/4 cup more sugar than the old one, but the extra full cup of flour would have counteracted the sweetness, I would have thought. This bread needed a tea with body and flavor.

I preferred the first steep to the second, but the second was good. I gave most of it to Ashman when he got home from work to go with his slice of zucchini bread. I intend to keep using this flour, keep using this adapted recipe, and make sure I have a hearty tea like this one to go with it.

thereadersteacup

Mmmm zucchini bread… yum! I had a custom blend from Brutaliteas with Golden snail yunnan black tea in it called Scooby snacks that would be perfect with some zucchini bread.

ashmanra

It is a great time of year to make it and toss some in the freezer! Next up is a carrot cake loaf cake – no raisins!

thereadersteacup

Ooooh that’s a great idea!

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thereadersteacup

Mmmm zucchini bread… yum! I had a custom blend from Brutaliteas with Golden snail yunnan black tea in it called Scooby snacks that would be perfect with some zucchini bread.

ashmanra

It is a great time of year to make it and toss some in the freezer! Next up is a carrot cake loaf cake – no raisins!

thereadersteacup

Ooooh that’s a great idea!

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about fourteen 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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