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Hmmm. Still getting those pesky floral notes.
Well it doesn’t help that my infuser fell into my mug. An extra large mug… which I accidentally used in the wrong cup and had to add extra tea at the last second! yeah, not my finest moment.
Anyhow! It’s pretty great cooled down, as well as hot. But… my inspiration for writing this today? was that I discovered something about Brandied Apricot Upside Down Cake Honeybush (wow. say that five times fast!)
Turns out… it goes really well with peanut butter and honey on toast. Yep, go figure.
Now, I’m not sure if the food pairing is a honeybush thing, or specific to BAUDCH. I’ll have to experiment and see! Hmmmm.
Based on the food pairing class I took a few weeks ago, I know that the items you are matching up should be of equal intensity in flavour, but varying texture. So that makes sense. I’ll have to look up my notes to see what else I can apply here :)

Fjellrev

I haven’t tried this, but you would think that both the honeybush base and the flavouring would go well with that food since honeybush is a little warm and nutty like peanut butter, and the apricot would blend in well with the honey, plus it would be like PB&J.

Indigobloom

Yep, it makes sense! Wish I’d thought of it earlier. I’ve been trying to think of tea/foods that would go well together.
The other one I found was aged mozzarella cheese and Assam. Well, that was in class, but it was amazing!

Fjellrev

Wow, I can actually see that working. Now I want to try that!

Indigobloom

Let me know if you do, I’d be interested to see what you think!

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Fjellrev

I haven’t tried this, but you would think that both the honeybush base and the flavouring would go well with that food since honeybush is a little warm and nutty like peanut butter, and the apricot would blend in well with the honey, plus it would be like PB&J.

Indigobloom

Yep, it makes sense! Wish I’d thought of it earlier. I’ve been trying to think of tea/foods that would go well together.
The other one I found was aged mozzarella cheese and Assam. Well, that was in class, but it was amazing!

Fjellrev

Wow, I can actually see that working. Now I want to try that!

Indigobloom

Let me know if you do, I’d be interested to see what you think!

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70-80
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80-90
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