drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
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Youngest and I are having rat lunch, which Jacqueline and a few others will know is grilled cheese sandwich with tea. We are supplementing with fresh cherries, blueberries, and peaches, as well as some new cheese for youngest to try. I have been trying to get her to try REAL parmesan for a while now, and today was the day. She loved it!

Accompanying it all is Golden Monkey, one of our favorite in the whole wide world teas. I am taking mine plain and enjoying the honeyed-caramel sweetness, while youngest is taking it with milk and sugar for a more breakfast tea type of treat.

Just inhaling the aroma of this tea is a treat for me. I think my eyes roll back in my head a little when I do, for sheer ecstasy.

teawing

I think I had rat lunch every day last week. Now I know what it was called!

JacquelineM

I wanted a rat lunch so bad today, and we were out of cheese! What kind of rat family are we?!!?!? Thankfully David is going to the market on his way home to stock up the nest!

ashmanra

You know, we named it after the children’s book called I Was A Rat! At the time, when it said they made tea and toasted cheese I thought it meant grilled cheese sandwich, but now I think it probably meant cheese toast. Still, the name shall stand! It is a wonderful lunch. And do all the cheese toast fans out there agree that nothing goes better with chicken soup than cheese toast? That is a frequent winter lunch around here.

ashmanra

Jacqueline, I wish you could have joined us for rat lunch! I went to the store for mustard today and came home with three kinds of cheese, too, even though we already had at least four kinds here! And then my son was pleading for baked Brie, so I have to make that again tomorrow. We should have really strong bones…

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teawing

I think I had rat lunch every day last week. Now I know what it was called!

JacquelineM

I wanted a rat lunch so bad today, and we were out of cheese! What kind of rat family are we?!!?!? Thankfully David is going to the market on his way home to stock up the nest!

ashmanra

You know, we named it after the children’s book called I Was A Rat! At the time, when it said they made tea and toasted cheese I thought it meant grilled cheese sandwich, but now I think it probably meant cheese toast. Still, the name shall stand! It is a wonderful lunch. And do all the cheese toast fans out there agree that nothing goes better with chicken soup than cheese toast? That is a frequent winter lunch around here.

ashmanra

Jacqueline, I wish you could have joined us for rat lunch! I went to the store for mustard today and came home with three kinds of cheese, too, even though we already had at least four kinds here! And then my son was pleading for baked Brie, so I have to make that again tomorrow. We should have really strong bones…

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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.

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

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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