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drank Honey Nut Biscotti by Kally Tea
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Good Morning!

My grandsons, Ian (11) and Donovan (9) spent the night and this morning they asked for TEA before anything else! (Well trained boys!) (Mom is away with 15 year old daughter Kiah learning about sustainable living. The 6 other kids have been farmed out to friends because dad has to work weekends.)
When I picked the boys up from school yesterday,we went straight to Happy Lucky’s for tea. This is expected. Tea with Grandma!

This review will be a combined one. We are writing it together.

All the boys have their own gonfu tea sets, and a collection of tea’s at home. (They admit to drinking tea more in Winter than Summer)

The mood this morning was snowboarding competition (Red Bull Snow Scrapers) on a sports channel. (not a bad backdrop for drinking tea)

Both boys were in PJ’s on the couch with trays and mugs. I fixed a pot of this tea and poured some for each boy and myself. We smelled the wet leaves.
Ian said the leaves smelled like Chai.
Donovan agreed the leaves smelled like spice.

We all began drinking tea which was lightly sweetened, and then we added a little cream. (This was the request of the boys)

I thought the tea tasted a little perfumy. This might have been the honey flakes…not sure. I had noticed big flakes of pistachio nuts in the dry leaf. At first I thought the tea tasted odd but later, I began to like the taste. The flavors reminded me of Italian and Middle Eastern Pastries.

Ian and Donovan said they liked the tea. Ian said the tea tasted like coffee and Chai (flowery sweet). (Who’s coffee had he been dipping into at home?)
Donovan said the tea tasted like the Assam Strong Malt tea that I let him taste at Happy Lucky’s yesterday (good call).

True ‘drinkability’ test? The boys finished the pot of tea!

I’m not sure why, but this was a quirky tea. A different taste.
If you get a chance to try this tea, don’t judge too quickly.
Think about Baklava with pistachio’s and honey that you find in authentic Middle Eastern shops. This tea tastes more like those than Biscotti I think.

Gotta go watch TV with the boys!

Hesper June

What a fun review!
I enjoyed the boys comments, they have very intelligent opinions (I wonder where they get that from;)
And you are one awesome Grandma, Bonnie:)

Terri HarpLady

Great review! You are an awesome gramma!

Veronica

What a fun way to enjoy tea!

Daniel Scott

They have their own gong fu sets?! Holy crap, I’m jealous of little kids. Well-trained indeed, and well-raised, from the sounds of it!

Bonnie

Uncle Aaron lives in San Francisco and went to Chinatown and bought each of the boys boxed tea sets for Christmas. Big hit indeed! I supply tea. When I take them to Happy Lucky’s individually they pick out a tea to drink and I buy some for them to take home. The 11 year old likes Puerh.

K S

I’m with Daniel on this one.

Kally Tea

I have to agree with everyone above… You are a great Grandma!
Also, a wonderful review of Sally’s favorite morning blend. We are so happy the boys and nanna enjoyed it. Want to sit down and watch TV with you.

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Hesper June

What a fun review!
I enjoyed the boys comments, they have very intelligent opinions (I wonder where they get that from;)
And you are one awesome Grandma, Bonnie:)

Terri HarpLady

Great review! You are an awesome gramma!

Veronica

What a fun way to enjoy tea!

Daniel Scott

They have their own gong fu sets?! Holy crap, I’m jealous of little kids. Well-trained indeed, and well-raised, from the sounds of it!

Bonnie

Uncle Aaron lives in San Francisco and went to Chinatown and bought each of the boys boxed tea sets for Christmas. Big hit indeed! I supply tea. When I take them to Happy Lucky’s individually they pick out a tea to drink and I buy some for them to take home. The 11 year old likes Puerh.

K S

I’m with Daniel on this one.

Kally Tea

I have to agree with everyone above… You are a great Grandma!
Also, a wonderful review of Sally’s favorite morning blend. We are so happy the boys and nanna enjoyed it. Want to sit down and watch TV with you.

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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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