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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
673 tasting notes

Second Review. Playing with Tea.
Today I’ve been in a playful experimental mood. This is not an infrequent state of being for me. Usually I whip up a new dish in the kitchen…and now and then I create a tea infused recipe like hibiscus tea honey or earl grey vanilla pudding. Tonight I was cold! With the temperature dropping from 81 at 5pm yesterday to 34 at 9pm tonight…I wanted some non-caffeine tea that tasted good to warm me up! The gears began turning. Ah, I have this Oh Canada tea but it’s a little too sweet for me. Maybe it’s too maple for tonight. What will I do? Light-bulb! Bing!
I went hurridly to my Spice Cupboard…picked out my Cube brand Applewood Smoked Salt (really good) then went to my Tea Cupboard and pulled down the Black Tea/Lapsang Souchong box picking out the Lapsang Souchong. Now ready for action, I was set to steep a pot of Oh Canada adding a small pinch of Lapsang Souchong and another pinch of Applewood Smoked Salt to the brew basket!
Steeping done, I poured the brew into my mug, added some sweetening (I’ve had this tea before and knew that even though there is lots of maple flavor, adding sweetening brightens the flavor) and took a big sip. This is a winner! Not too strong but just right! The slight salty smokiness really brings a fabulous sense of campfire pancake breakfast with syrup feeling to this tea that I find is better than the 52 tea’s version of pancakes. (I know that sounds conceited…but this has more smoke so I mean it at least for me!).
Try mixing this recipe if you have this tea!

Kittenna

Sounds really interesting! I am definitely not at the experimentation stage yet (nor do I have many ingredients with which to experiment). So I’ll live vicariously through you right now!

Indigobloom

*wanders off to store in search of smoked salt..
I must try this one day!

DaisyChubb

Wow sounds delicious, my mouth is watering for sure o_o

Invader Zim

I like how add Lapsang Souchong to a few of your teas!

Bonnie

Cube is in L.A. and they often have spice sales online. Their spice bottles are huge and beautiful! Love their smoked salts. In town we have Savory Spice Shop which was on Food Network and has an online store. They are fresh and fantastic! I love White Truffle Salt …just a tiny bit packs flavor on rice or quinoa.

Ian

That sounds sooooooo good! Like when your bacon gets in your maple syrup!

Bonnie

You are so right Ian!

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Kittenna

Sounds really interesting! I am definitely not at the experimentation stage yet (nor do I have many ingredients with which to experiment). So I’ll live vicariously through you right now!

Indigobloom

*wanders off to store in search of smoked salt..
I must try this one day!

DaisyChubb

Wow sounds delicious, my mouth is watering for sure o_o

Invader Zim

I like how add Lapsang Souchong to a few of your teas!

Bonnie

Cube is in L.A. and they often have spice sales online. Their spice bottles are huge and beautiful! Love their smoked salts. In town we have Savory Spice Shop which was on Food Network and has an online store. They are fresh and fantastic! I love White Truffle Salt …just a tiny bit packs flavor on rice or quinoa.

Ian

That sounds sooooooo good! Like when your bacon gets in your maple syrup!

Bonnie

You are so right Ian!

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Colorado Grandma
http://www.teaandincense.com
Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

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