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    J-Tea International Bourbon Barrel Puerh

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small, dark Ingredients: puerh tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: very dark brown Thanks to +Geoffrey Norman and the evil geniuses at +J-TEA I have been obsessed with the very idea of this tea. It was stored in a bourbon barrel from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Being a dark liquor and beer kind of girl and a puerh lover, I just knew that it would be right up my alley. The aroma when I first opened my packet of leaves was incredible. Given the name you might expect that this would taste just like a sip of bourbon. The taste was…


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    Boozy Tea: Red, White and Blue Tea Sangria

    My Golden Monkey Black Tea Sangria went over pretty well so I thought that I would try a white wine version now that summer is in full swing. These recipes are great because they are so flexible. A red, white and blue theme struck me as perfect to celebrate the 4th of July with. I think it turned out pretty refreshing. Next time, I think I’ll try a sparkling wine for a little bit of extra kick. Ingredients  1 bottle of white wine (I used Erben Riesling) 1 shot of liqueur of your choice (I used Triple Sec since that’s what I had on hand) 4 cups of water 10 teaspoons of Adagio White…

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    Boozy Tea: Golden Monkey Black Tea Sangria

    Ever since I attended a tweetup at Bosie Tea Parlor I’ve been itching to try making golden monkey black tea sangria. Hours of scouring the internet did not give much inspiration so I sort of winged it. I live in a house full of clumsy folks (myself included) so this souvenir glass was the closest thing to a wine glass I could dig up. My recipe isn’t quite there but it wasn’t half bad. I suspect that using a better quality wine would work out better. This was my first attempt so I went with a bottle of Sutter Home from the grocery store. I’m sure that Bosie used something at least a little more high…