drank Indian Spice by Harney & Sons
1827 tasting notes

Ah yes! Today I have the house to myself and can read quietly for a little while. I decided this was a great time to try Indian Spice again, this time prepared the way Harney and Sons recommends in their special instructions in the tin.

I feel like I am drinking liquid pumpkin pie! It is really yummy! On my first tasting note of this tea, I stated that it was rather bland and plain until we started eating Belgian Cream Puffs with it. The next sip of tea after was completely different, very full and sweet. By preparing the tea this way today, that is the taste I got right off the bat. It is rich, thick, and full of flavor, but not strong or overbearing. I consider this a very calming cup.

I used 16 oz. skim milk and 8 oz. water and since I didn’t have Demerara sugar cubes (they call for six) I used 5 teaspoons of sugar instead. You heat the milk and water, add the tea and sugar, simmer for 4 minutes, and strain. I do have some succanat, and I believe I will try that next time in place of sugar. I think the honey notes of succanat may go very well with this.

I wish Sandy were here to try it this new way with me!

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gmathis

The “like” is less for the tea than for the “house to myself so I can read!” Woo-hoo!

ashmanra

Indeed. Homeschooling four children and having three of them still in the home now means you are almost never EVER home alone! Hubby used to tell me to go off and have fun, and I told him what I really wanted was to be in my own home by myself a little! Adore my kids but I sure do like a quiet house now and then! :)

gmathis

Treated myself to a binge-read of half of “Christy” by Catherine Marshall this weekend (one I’ve had half-memorized since sixth grade) and regretted having no sassafras tea currently under the roof to go with it.

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gmathis

The “like” is less for the tea than for the “house to myself so I can read!” Woo-hoo!

ashmanra

Indeed. Homeschooling four children and having three of them still in the home now means you are almost never EVER home alone! Hubby used to tell me to go off and have fun, and I told him what I really wanted was to be in my own home by myself a little! Adore my kids but I sure do like a quiet house now and then! :)

gmathis

Treated myself to a binge-read of half of “Christy” by Catherine Marshall this weekend (one I’ve had half-memorized since sixth grade) and regretted having no sassafras tea currently under the roof to go with it.

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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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