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Recipe from Charlie Hodge of the Clyde Common in the Ace Hotel in Portland, Oregon – located in Martha Stewart living magazine.
Ingredients24 ounces fig vodka 12 ounces chilled Earl Grey tea (alternate suggestion: Lady Devotea lavender earl grey) 18 ounces tangerine juice ice fresh fig wedges for garnish
MethodCombine the fig vodka, Earl Grey tea and tangerine juice, stirring well. Cover and chill until ready to serve To serve, stir and strain over ice. Garnish with fig wedges and/or thin slices of tangerine floating on top
Old-Fashioned Hot Toddy : A real winter warmer
Ingredients: 1 tbsp honey, 3/4 glass 1910 tea, 60ml shot brandy, 1 slice lemon.
Brew tea and fill a tall glass 3/4 full. Mix in honey. Mix in brandy shots. Add lemon slice and enjoy.
4 Parts chilled Two Tigers
1 part Contreau
1 part Simple syrup
G & Tea : Like the classic, but better
60ml brewed and chilled Lady Devotea
Squeeze of lemon juice
Spoonful of caster sugar
Lime Wedges for garnish
Pour the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
Garnish with lime wheels.
Lady Devotea’s Punch: 15mls Benedicine, 15mls Bourbon, 15mls Rum, 30mls shiraz or cab sav, 1 cup Lady Devotea, 2 tsp sugar. Make tea, dissolve sugar in it. Ice it down, add the alcohol, and shake.
Lady’s Night in –
2 parts Lady Devotea iced and strong,
1 part Absolute Citrus,
1 part simple syrup (i made mine with honey)
Recipe for White Nights Mojito
1 part light Rum, 1 part simple syrup, 2 parts White Nights, a splash of lime juice, (optional) garnish with mint sprig
If you are in Blacksburg VA you can buy White Nights at the The Artful Lawyer Shop – Or online
Lord Petersham’s Secret
Just the thing for a military man’s flask
Pour one cup of strong black tea, add rum and stir.
I was so thrilled when I saw this tea in the Amoda box back in May. (Yes, that’s how far behind I am. Yes, I hear Sil saying “she’s never going to get caught up” and laughing about it. It’s not funny Sil. I’ll get caught up. Just … quit laughing at me, Sil.)
Anyway … I love this tea. I love it. One of the very best black tea blends I’ve ever tried. This is like top-notch awesome. Like the awesome-est of the awesome awesomeness.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/19/lord-petersham-black-tea-blend-from-the-devotea/
Another sample, and one that I’m very sorry to be done with. Excellent cup of tea. Like Earl Grey, but fruitier. Excellent summer cup.
Thank you, Cavocorax, for sharing your sample of this tasty blend of teas with me! I had breakfast with his lordship, while Tony invited the Earl of Grey.
Petersham is a fine fellow, & I’d be glad to take tea with him anytime!
A colleague of mine brought in some samples from The Devotea to try out, and this was one of them. It’s a great cup of tea! It’s one of those that holds up sweetened or not, and is good at any time of the workday. I’m sad I ran through so quickly, though I suspect I’ll be placing an order for some soon!
Yay! My swap with Cavocorax arrived today! Woo Hoo!
I spent most of the morning trying to reorganize my tea stash, since it’s the last day of the month. I spent most of the afternoon gardening, & if you’d like to see the latest photos, stop by my Facebook.
This is one of the teas I was longing to sample, LOL, & I thank Cavo for being awesome & sharing it with me, along with some other tasty looking treats! I like straight varieties of tea because each one has it’s own character, but I also enjoy a blend that combines the character of several teas, & this one really hits the spot, as far as I’m concerned.
This is also the first tea I’ve tried (I think) from the Devotea, & I’m looking forward to perusing their website (although right now I have no business perusing ANY teasites!). Luckily, Cavo was crazy-generous, so I’ll get to sample this a few more times.
Sipdown! Thank you kittenna for letting me try this one. My first impression this morning was that this tastes a lot like another tea that i’ve had. I suspect it might be one of the teas from red blossom? if i had to guess…maybe the keemun. This is bold, a little astringent, slightly smoky and over all pretty damn good. I’m happy to got to try it and may even think about purchasing more in the future when i have a manageable cupboard.
This was a sadder sipdown! I really learned to appreciate it, but I resteeped it twice and savored it. Don’t need to replace it but maybe… Someday.
This was in my Amoda box! I finally got around to reviewing it after packing half of it up for TerriHarpLady.
Now I almost wish I wasn’t sharing it!! Bahahahahah. (Not really though – I have some excellent samples coming my way).
I was surprised by this. It’s smooth, yet astringent in a good way, bold, and a touch smoky! I should have had this in the morning, but I’ll resteep it and stay up instead. It’s almost a little creamy too? Wow. I’m happy I gave the Amoda box a try!
Oooh, finally a tea that has some good, strong, positive reviews for it!
Anyhow, brewed up a quick mug of this for curiousity’s sake (bad time of the day to drink it probably, I know), and it’s quite enjoyable! I kept the infusion time at 2 minutes so I wouldn’t have to add anything, and that was a good idea. So was using only about 1.5 tsp for a 10 oz. mug. Anyhow, the result is a strong yet smooth and mellow cup of tea. Even if I hadn’t been told that this is a blend, I think I would likely suspect as much, because again, although I’m not super clear about different flavours of tea that belong with different regions, this certainly tastes like a mishmash (in a good way). There’s some light smokiness, a bit of classic “black tea flavour”, some maltiness… I don’t think I’m picking up chocolate, which is about the only profile that my head thinks is missing (I’m probably wrong). [Oh hey – the description mentions smoky! Yay! I always kind of cheer internally when I get a descriptor “right”, even one that obvious.]
Anyhow, given that I’m enjoying this straight, I feel like black tea lovers would really like this one. A definite win for this month, I’ll say!
First tea of the day. Now that the cold weather is here to stay I find I’m drinking way more tea each day. I’ve got a slight headache this morning so I wanted one with a good amount of caffeine. This one fits the bill nicely. I believe the US blend has five different types of tea, while the Australian version has seven!
There are teas from Sri Lanka, China and India in this monster cup! I smell at least two teas while drinking this one, I’m not sure if they are the right two teas…but I’m smelling Ceylon and something malty…Assam maybe? However the taste is def. that of a Darjeeling and perhaps Keemun? There’s just so much going on in this cup and whatever it is certainly works well with one another. I’m glad I noticed I had this in the cabinet. Perfect start to my Sunday.
I enjoyed this tea iced, it was delicious and refreshing!
My Grandma came over this afternoon to see my house and I offered to make us some tea. I set out three including this one and let her pick. This is what she chose. She loved it! She said it reminded her of her typical Orange Pekoe with just a little something else…I’ll learn her one of these days. ;) Considering the US blend has five different teas in it. But we had a nice time enjoying our tea together.
Thanks, Nicole, for the sample of this you brought to the NYC meetup at the beginning of August. I brewed this a bit light (2.10 cupweight acc. to Upton tea scale, 14 oz boiling water) for three minutes and got a tea that was light but flavorful. I have rarely enjoyed drinking a strong black tea without milk as much as I’m enjoying this cup. Fragrant, almost Earl Greyish/smoky quality seems to be the Indian side; earthy, minerally depth from the Chinese side. Interesting conversation between the two; somehow it reminds me of the sweetness you can sense in hay and wood.
Still a favorite! I enjoyed this one with Gordon Ramsey’s scrambled eggs (hubs found the recipe online and we haven’t had eggs any other way since). Again I added suger and silk milk to this tea and was delighted by hint of malty flavoring I picked up on while drinking it. Best part as it cooled it didn’t get bitter. I’m going to have to order soon as my sample bag is almost empty!!
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A breakfast tea in the afternoon? You betcha! This is the perfect way to get me through the afternoon at work. Better still my cup has gone cold, but my tea has not gone bitter! Double bonus to this already nice cup of tea. See my other note. :)