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I had a cup of this earlier today and thought it was a little bland. I added sugar to make it more interesting. A couple of hours later, the fresh buttermilk bread came out and I buttered a slice and added Smucker’s Red Plum Jam and had another cup without additions. This time the tea tasted richer and the little smokey edge came out to play. It is amazing what a food pairing does to a tea! We like to combine any good flavored tea with cheese cubes as it seems to make the tea so much sweeter.

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JacquelineM

I was just watching some videos that Henrietta Lovell made for the Guardian and there is one about cheese and tea!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2009/nov/27/tea-lady-cheese-buddhist-nun

ashmanra

Thank you for the link – I watched the video and so badly wanted to sniff the leaves with them when she was passing the tin! I thought that cheese with tea was common in Britain but based on what she said I guess it isn’t. It is a favorite here! We have cheese cubes and tea many days for “Hobbit Breakfast”, also called Second Breakfast here. First breakfast is one slice of whole wheat toast with chocolate milk!

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JacquelineM

I was just watching some videos that Henrietta Lovell made for the Guardian and there is one about cheese and tea!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2009/nov/27/tea-lady-cheese-buddhist-nun

ashmanra

Thank you for the link – I watched the video and so badly wanted to sniff the leaves with them when she was passing the tin! I thought that cheese with tea was common in Britain but based on what she said I guess it isn’t. It is a favorite here! We have cheese cubes and tea many days for “Hobbit Breakfast”, also called Second Breakfast here. First breakfast is one slice of whole wheat toast with chocolate milk!

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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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