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My time for tea! The grandsons came for a swim and had iced watermelon tea, some strawberries and went home. Time for moi!

Edith Piaf is playing on my Spotify…and my favorite Chai has finished steeping…so fragrant…the scent of cardamon and fennel…like vaporous fingers dancing around the room.
Do you love the early evening? The light seems to sparkle. Everyone looks more beautiful in morning or evening light. I do, and you do too. (Uh Huh)
This alchemy Chai base is the chocolatey Laoshan Black that I love so much. To blend such a special tea with anything whatever is brave. You would never casually cover up such a special base tea. Verdant really knows how to create layers of flavor in the alchemy blends without compromising the base. You have the chocolate black tea base layered with hot pepper and fennel (brilliant!) and saffron…oh yes…that is a treat! Who is willing to put saffron in tea? The clove may add bite but I could not taste it as a stand-alone spice. Of course the graham cracker taste (or gingerbread I think) is there. If I could be so bold though, do please add sweetening to the Chai and some milk of choice. It’s Chai for goodness sakes!

I wanted a big bold cup tonight! A tea that is like a hug! This is it! My favorite Chai!
http://youtu.be/kFzViYkZAz4 Edith Piaf

Skulleigh

“A tea that is like a hug!” – I really love that description. Chai really is a comfort-food type drink to me. This one sounds good, I’m putting it on my list for when I run out of my current chai.

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Skulleigh

“A tea that is like a hug!” – I really love that description. Chai really is a comfort-food type drink to me. This one sounds good, I’m putting it on my list for when I run out of my current chai.

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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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