I am adding this to my cupboard, because I received a beautiful washi paper tin of this from JacquelineM last week! EEEEE!
Tea party is always a little…well, probably not what you expect. For example, for reasons that are too involved to explain here, we are required to say “Speaking of naked…” at least once during the conversation. Last week, it was discovered that two people in attendance love Taco Bell, so we agreed to have Taco Bell for the beginning of tea party!
What do you serve with Taco Bell? It is really hot, and I thought, "Perfect! I will serve Vanilla Jasmine iced and lightly sweetened, and it will be like having a root beer, but we still will not have caved and served soda! "
My first student’s mom got to enjoy this tea hot with me while she waited for her daughter.
I iced it for tea time and it was so good! My guest really liked it and said it reminded her of root beer. I have also heard it compared to cream soda. Both are pretty close to the taste you get. This tin will be gone very soon now that we know how good it is iced!
For the inquisitive, you may have the explanation. I lent the movie “St. Yves” to my guest a long time ago. She is retired and she and her husband live alone, but out of habit and as a parent I did warn her that there is a scene with brief nudity but nothing too raunchy. Later in the tea time, she interrupted conversation with, “Speaking of naked….” and proceeded to talk about the movie “The Aviator.” My daughters were so startled to hear her say that, they burst out laughing and couldn’t stop. It is rather unexpected from a dear, sweet, great grandmother! She is anything but grandmotherly though, being a real techno geek who likes to drive FAST!
Thank you, Jacqueline! Everyone who comes to tea at my house regularly feels like they know you already!
It is tea party day! We just did cookie plates – store bought – due to fatigue and being busy, busy. At least they were good cookies, though! Like Raspberry Pim’s.
This was the second tea I served but I am reviewing it first because I think it was my favorite today. My youngest daughter made all the tea as usual, and remarked about the dry leaves smelling just like root beer. That is what I thought of it, too, until someone said it was cream soda that it smelled like. Yes! And the taste is very similar. This is very good tea and went well with our sweets.
I had a nice workout at physical therapy this morning and it is finally turning a wee bit chilly here, though that probably won’t last long. I didn’t have time for brekkie before I went, other than a glass of milk and I was in the mood for something different. For some strange reason, our loaf of bread fell to pieces yesterday when we took it from the pan, but it was DELISH! I cut some cubes of Dubliner cheese, warmed some of the leftover whole wheat buttermilk bread and made a pot of tis to go with it, sans additions. The first time I tried this, I had never had a GOOD jasmine tea, only bad ones. Now that I have had some really good ones, I can enjoy this one more because I know how to better isolate the vanilla and jasmine flavors. This is lovely, and I feel so blessed to be here sharing tea with my girlies on this rainy morning. Thank you to JacquelineM who sent me this tea!
Sandy’s back! And the first tea we shared after her long trek to New Zealand and back was Vanilla Jasmine sent to me by JacquelineM! It arrived just a few hours before Sandy did. Since she didn’t get to try it with me the first time J sent me some she was eager to taste it. It didn’t disappoint! We shared fresh buttermilk bread and ginger nut cookies from McVities out of doors in the warm windy day, watching the thunderstorm blow in from the safety of the bistro tables. Here’s to tea friendships, present ones and virtual ones!