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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
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Strawberry is fast becoming one of my favorite fruit additives. This tastes and smells like pastry in a cup. Heat wave continues, so one cup warm is about all I’ll be able to enjoy before sweating myself into a puddle, but the rest of the pot is cooling for iced-down purposes later this afternoon.

Of late, I haven’t bothered with ratings because I tend to be inconsistent and moody, but this one definitely needs the little green licky-lip smiley face!

This is so tasty, it’s really calling for a turnover or a cream horn to accompany it. Wonder if I have time for a bakery pit stop before church…

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
ashmanra

When I was in college, I was asked to sing for a large, old church in the city that had one paid choir member per section. Said member was supposed to get a replacement if they went on vacation, and I was it. Imagine m shock at choir practice when I was told that the church had a pastry chef who prepared fresh pastries for all staff and choir members every Sunday morning! You should have seen the huge blueberry bear claws! I don’t know if he was paid, or this was his gift to those who served, but either way I bet they didn’t have a lot of trouble keeping choir members!

gmathis

Oh, I wish I knew somebody with the spiritual gift of pastry! Settled for an apple fritter from our favorite local shop. And this is every bit as good cold, especially since it’s (pant, pant, pant) 103.

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ashmanra

When I was in college, I was asked to sing for a large, old church in the city that had one paid choir member per section. Said member was supposed to get a replacement if they went on vacation, and I was it. Imagine m shock at choir practice when I was told that the church had a pastry chef who prepared fresh pastries for all staff and choir members every Sunday morning! You should have seen the huge blueberry bear claws! I don’t know if he was paid, or this was his gift to those who served, but either way I bet they didn’t have a lot of trouble keeping choir members!

gmathis

Oh, I wish I knew somebody with the spiritual gift of pastry! Settled for an apple fritter from our favorite local shop. And this is every bit as good cold, especially since it’s (pant, pant, pant) 103.

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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