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http://youtu.be/y4r8CBY2f74 Guitar….soothing and beautiful Milos K

I took back the iPad last night. Not enough of a computer for what I need. Instead, I got an HP all-in-one with a 20in. screen and no tower. I’m loving it. So, here I’ve been…loading passwords and photos, software from cameras and all that daft business that you must do with new computers.

When you sit doing boring tasks, you must have tea for sanity’s sake!

During a sudden creative spurt of energy this afternoon, I decided to explore steeping Laoshan Apothecary Green in milk, adding honey and creating a delicate, spiced Chai.
I set a pan with an appropriate amount of tea in milk on the stove to slowly come to simmer without scalding. When warm, I added some wildflower honey and fragrant Chai…bending over the pot to catch the aroma for any corrections in flavor. More milk, honey or tea.

That’s when the experimentor side of me took over.

Why not add a little butter like the butter Chai?
I added a pat of butter (not too much)…and took a spoonfull to slurp. Umm, this was good!
Sniff…
Something else was needed though. There was a sweet/savory feel to the tea.
Ah ha! Nutmeg!
I went to my stash of whole nutmeg and grated some fresh (a little bit) into the tea and slurped some up again.
Ummm…this was even better. With a dash of…salt to finish, I strained the tea into a 12oz cup.

There was such a frothy, rich, creamy, sweet and savory tea that all I would have wished for was toast or a mild white grilled cheese sandwich.

I don’t use much butter, but now and then it is a luxury.

I play with food and tea…and have so much fun!

Charles Thomas Draper

Tea for any sake….

Bonnie

I stand corrected. Tea for any sake is true. Then again, any reason would have made me get up from the computer! My internal tea timer went off… bing! Time for tea!

Indigobloom

*sighs
I live vicariously through your tea adventures!!

Bonnie

I have to do something to make up for what I see when I look in the mirror and see an old lady staring back at me.

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Charles Thomas Draper

Tea for any sake….

Bonnie

I stand corrected. Tea for any sake is true. Then again, any reason would have made me get up from the computer! My internal tea timer went off… bing! Time for tea!

Indigobloom

*sighs
I live vicariously through your tea adventures!!

Bonnie

I have to do something to make up for what I see when I look in the mirror and see an old lady staring back at me.

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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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Fort Collins,Colorado

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http://www.teaandincense.com

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