Saturday, May 23, 2020

Dammann Freres- PAUL & VIRGINE Black Tea


France 2015







When I was in France, the two tins of tea were a gift.  This is a super nice tea from Paris.  And then my friend who lives in France sent me the bag of tea too.  

I always enjoy drinking this tea, the taste is great, plus I feel fancy knowing it came from France. 







This is a really nice tea.  I like the blend, I like the notes of vanilla and fruit.  This tea is not light, it has a nice full body.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Day 46, Featuring August Uncommon Tea- Painted Desert


Day 46 - we made it through week 9!!

I am fever free and ready to roll.  I can't believe I only have four more days of working from home.  I am going to miss sharing a tea of the day.  I will also miss sharing tea with the #Kettleson offerings.  And I will sure miss having Earl Grey beside me everyday.  I am going to miss getting up at 7:45am and being at my desk at 8.

But, I knew that working from home would not last forever.  It has been a huge blessing and I have enjoyed every minute.  It will be nice to get into the routine of working at the office and being with friends again.  I also will work 4/10's.  So, I can go back to my Wednesday Wanderings and adventures that I have been enjoying the last two summers.


Today I am featuring August Uncommon Teas.  

I discovered them on line and they have some of thee most unique and different blends I have ever seen.


You can get their sampler packets for $2.99.  This is a great deal and it gives you 4 cups of tea...or 8 if you add water for a second cup like I do.

I'm featuring the Painted Desert today- Crisp Black Tea with Chili and Chocolate.




INGREDIENTS: ceylon black tea, cocoa husk, cinnamon, chili, safflower petals, flavoring





I like this tea with some almond milk added to it.  It gives it an almost creaminess and also cuts the spice a bit.


I am loving this tea.  It is a nice black tea- but for me the star is the chocolate with the notes of chili.  It has a great mix of flavors.  It is not to spicy/hot, but it does have a kick that you can feel in the back of your throat. I think it is great.

Even Earl Grey wanted to try it today!!
                                 


I had some more friends stop by for free tea.  I have now served 78 people free tea.  This has been such a blessing and encouragement to me.  I have loved making tea for everyone!!!

I had my friends stop in with their mom, for her birthday!

I also had 3 of the girls from my Sunday School Class stop in, and they did not know that the other ones were here.  That was fun!!! (Olivia not pictured)


#Kettleson

Find joy and give joy!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Day 45 QBubble Tea, coconut bubble tea

Happy International Tea Day
Day 45 of working from home.  I am fever free and ready to go!



Today we are going to Taiwan for Bubble Tea.  Happy International Tea Day.

I love Bubble Tea.  I was first introduced to it while visiting my sister in Portland, OR.  I can remember thinking it was so good, I could not wait to have another.
Since then I have had bubble tea all over the world- US, Germany, Thailand, and Malaysia. It is so fun and it seems there are so many ways to make it.



I have Mango, Taro, and Coconut flavors from Qbubble.



I really like Qbubble powder for my bubble tea mix- they have great flavors.
  I used to use the tapiccoa balls- but those take while to make.  So, for the couple of months I have been using bursting boba bubble.  And just recently I got the jelly's to try.


Today I am featuring the Coconut Bubble Tea.  I put the powder in the cup, I add just enough hot water to dissolve the powder, then I fill with cold water and ice.  You can also drink the bubble tea hot too.

 

There are different options for the "bubbles".  There are Tapioca Balls, Bursting Boba, and Jelly's.  Today I am using coconut mango jelly's.

This bubble tea is so good. I love the mix of coconut and mango.


Qbubble Tea are the number one wholesale supplier of Bubble Tea in New York City.
I see on May 12th they had an online Bubble Tea class- I am so sorry I missed that!  I will have to watch for the next one!

Flavor options- Cantaloup PowderChai Tea PowderGreen Apple PowderGreen Honeydew PowderJapanese Green Tea PowderJasmine Green Tea PowderMilk Tea PowderPapaya PowderPremium Bubble Tea powderTaro PowderThai Tea Powder

I buy on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/s?srs=20134593011

Thanks to whoever dropped off these to go cups!  I was in a Zoom meeting for work and found these on my porch.  THANKS!!!



My office sent us employees all a basked of fruit today- what a great surprise!!  What a great company to work for.


My mom stopped in to try my new coconut bubble tea with mango and coconut jelly's- she said it was her favorite bubble tea yet.

 My friend Heidi stopped over and picked up a bubble tea too.

I got a text from cousin, who was working at a food truck today.  She said that our friend, Bonita- who runs the food truck, said that she would trade me food for bubble tea!  DEAL!!  Ashley was kind enough to be the go between and making the delivery and pick up.  I got a pulled pork sandwich and mashed potatoes with pulled pork- Bonita was soo generous.

My final customers of the day were these friends from church. Aaron was making a delivery to a neighbor, so it was fun he and the boys stopped by.

#Kettleson

Find joy and give joy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Day 44, Featuring - For Teas Sake- Hibiscus Mint


Day 44 of working for home.  I am making the best of what could be a tough situation and I 'm thriving.  I like to think that we are all in the same storm- just different boats.  Hopefully you are doing well in your boat.

I am fever free and ready to work!


Today I am featuring For Teas Sake, Hibiscus Mint.  I like this tea warm and iced.


Look at all those chunks of goodness!!!


INGREDIENTS:
Apple pieces, hibiscus petals, rosehip pieces, ginger pieces and peppermint.





When I make this tea hot, I set my electric kettle to 212 degrees.  This is an herbal tea so you want your water over 200.  You also can steep your tea for 5-6 minutes.  I tend to steep for 3 minutes and get two cups of tea out of one serving.


This tea has great notes of hibiscus and mint- it doesn't matter if you make it hot or cold, you will find the wonderful flavor.  You will get the tingle of mint in your mouth and on your throat.  You also get the fruit apple note and the tart hibiscus.  I think this is a great blend. I love it!!! 

I also enjoy this tea cold.  I put in 9 teaspoons of tea  in hot water and let steep for 15 minutes.  Then I put the pitcher in the fridge to cool.  I love the mint added to this hibiscus.   This is really refreshing.

  

Here is your laugh for the day...

I had some visitors stop by for tea.  

These beautiful ladies are my cousins!  


And these beautiful ladies are my neighbors.


Always fun to share tea with friends
#kettleson

Find joy and give joy