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    Bigelow Tea Pumpkin Spice

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: dark, very fine leaf particles with some visible spices Ingredients: black tea, natural pumpkin flavors with other natural flavors (soy lecithin), cinnamon, licorice root, clove, ginger, pumpkin flakes Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup Liquor: reddish brown Thanksgiving is over but the flavors of the season were still with me while I drank this tea. Its strong aroma caught the attention of everyone around me as soon as I opened my teabag. The taste was rich and robust with lots of warming spice. It was practically pumpkin pie in a teacup. I’m usually not a fan of licorice but it’s hidden…

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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…

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    Green Tea Glazed Sugar Cookies

    Photo: Tea for Me Please My penchant for cooking with matcha has found yet another outlet. I found a recipe to make a green tea glaze and decided to try it on my best sugar cookie recipe. They weren’t the prettiest cookies you ever saw but boy were they tasty! The sugar cookie recipe is actually an early Girl Scout cookie recipe. The only downside is that the dough usually turns out very sticky. I always wind up kneading in extra flower until it gets to the right consistency. I was being lazy and didn’t sift the powdered sugar or matcha. The dark colored specks are actually clumps of matcha that wouldn’t dissolve.…