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drank Winter Blend by Tealish
673 tasting notes

Thanks again Indigobloom for this sample!

At Church today, Mr. Finger and his family (the choir director…love the name) celebrated a clean bill of health from the Doctor after treatment for Bladder Cancer. The Orthodox tradition is to bake 5 big round loaves of sweet, spiced bread then prayers of thanks-giving are said and the Priest Blesses the bread and it is cut up for all the people to eat. This began a day of eating more than I usually do, smoked chicken, salad, greek yoghert and honey (wait there’s more). I do not feel guilty either.

I stopped on the way home at the neighborhood French Bakery (little bigger than a walk-in closet) and bought 2 chocolate and 1 hazelnut macaron. (and an apricot croissant).

I was now prepared for TV and TEA!

My evening choice of tea…after finishing the macaron’s was this Winter Blend. The evening had cooled off to the 40’s and this tea seemed appropriate. Being an herbal blend I was confident to let it steep 5 minutes for optimum flavor. Noticing the scent of hibiscus, I did not hesitate to add sweetening right off so that the first sip was sweet and full bodied. The ripe berry, spice, almond and vanilla is such a peculiar blend! Who would think to or dare to put such components together? But it worked! Instead of being a mash of confused flavors there was an intriguing “what was that?” delightful series of discoveries. There was warmth without overdone spiciness.

Sweet, little Winter Blend! And ok, I did eat too much!

Indigobloom

oh yay I was hoping you’d like this Bonnie!
Macarons, oh my… those are the perfect accompaniment to this tea!

Bonnie

I forgot to mention that a handsome young man with a French accent advised me (he was a customer) but who would believe me here in Colorado not Canada! Love how he said macaron! Not makarooon!

Indigobloom

oooh lala! did he rrrrrrol his Rs :P
Wish I’d been there! lol

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Indigobloom

oh yay I was hoping you’d like this Bonnie!
Macarons, oh my… those are the perfect accompaniment to this tea!

Bonnie

I forgot to mention that a handsome young man with a French accent advised me (he was a customer) but who would believe me here in Colorado not Canada! Love how he said macaron! Not makarooon!

Indigobloom

oooh lala! did he rrrrrrol his Rs :P
Wish I’d been there! lol

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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!!!
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My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
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