Again, happy Thanksgiving to the fellow Canadians on Steepster!
We’ve had family over all weekend (aunts/uncles), so I’ve spent much of the last two days visiting family but I’ll also managed to sneak in several really nice mugs of tea and Gong Fu sessions in between visiting people.
One of our visiting aunts is also a pretty big tea drinker, so I’ve shared a lot of tea with her this weekend. She asked this morning if I had anything with a strong vanilla flavour that I might be able to share with her/make for her and this was the first thing that came to mind. So, we each had a large mug of it with our Thanksgiving supper. Maybe not the best pairing, but also not a bad one either! It’s got a bold enough vanilla flavour that I don’t think it was drowned out by the turkey (I’m not a meat eater – I stuck with brussel sprouts, brandied carrots, and mashed potatoes for the most part), and I image the smooth, silky creamy notes were probably a good pairing with the cranberry jelly, while the greener base complimented the brussel sprouts. So there were some tie ins.
I know that I especially liked the creaminess of the tea against the sweetness/fruity notes of the brandied carrots that we were eating. So, for me at least, not a “conventional” Thanksgiving pairing, but one I’d have again.
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