Tag Archives: Caramel Almond Amaretto

Wow!!! I am back!

a4760It is tea season finally.  the weather is cooling, and to be blunt, I drink normal sweet tea during the summer months with Essential oil’s spearmint added to it.

So.. I was bad.  Now I can tell you the fall season has arrived and so has the teas!

I did a new post on the teas, and tried a new tea and new tea blend.  Pumpkin Spice Oolong tea.  I didn’t like it so much in the store, but could see possibilities.  Glad I did, cause it is a favorite right now!!!

It needs to be sweetened, so I will warn those that don’t like sweetners.

If you are interested, look for the 10/11/14 post under the October 2014 tea blends.  It has the recipe I used today!

Owl Banner

Advertisements

Today I Mourn…

Tea-tea-13893600-1920-1200For today is the last of the Apple Cider Tea.  Yes, I have nursed it, done all I could to keep it around.  but I made my mom her tea to take to work, I saw there was too little to have really.  Not for the amounts I use to make her teas.

So it is in my tea today, and man… I am going to miss this tea!

This is the tea that introduced me to the tea world.  I made it with Maharaja  and Samurai tea, and it started this crazy trend of mine.  Since then, we found out it is a seasonal tea.  One that was highly popular, and have a lot of people to ask for it.  And when it goes on sale, I will know to buy tons of it.

Goodbye, Apple Cider Tea.  I and my family will miss you.

Wendy

ps. I know I have failed on keeping up on this blog.  I am trying.  But while we have tons of teas to play with, I haven’t been playing.  It is a lucky day for me to make any.  I have been having sleeping issues, so tea is a no no since it has a lot of caffeine.  But I am getting there.

So good

Tea-tea-13893600-1920-1200

Yeah I know, not updating.  But after tomorrow, I plan to get a lot of teas.  I have been going, and they have not had teas!  But tomorrow, one way or the other I am getting some.  Even if I have to send off.

This weeks tea, yes this week, was my normal Mahajara and Samurai teas, mixed with the Caramel Almond Amoretti.  Its so smooth, but I cannot wait until we get the Tulsi back, less sugar needs to be used with that added.

This is short, and I am very sorry, but the Muses are calling on the stories.  Just wanted to let you know what I have been up to!

Wendy

Yep, Still Alive!

water-perfect-cup-of-tea-1024x640

So last night we ran out of the Tulsi Dosha!!!  OMG What are we to do?!?!?!!

Well, if you are me, and by yourself to experiment for the first time since Thursday, you play!

I took away the Tulsi Dosha (Not hard when you have none) and added My Morning Mate.  This is the tea that smells and tastes like Chocolate coffee.  Instead of getting that strong coffee flavor (which they used some black tea to give it that coffee bitterness by cooking it too long, brilliant!) I got a nice smooth tea, with a little kick at the end.  And tasting more of caramel than coffee, but you get after hints of the other flavors.

All in all, a pot I will finish and be happy to make some more for this really cold day.

Hope you have a brilliant day and I will see you next time I play!

Wendy

Another Monday

a4760

Nothing new that I am trying, my mom is home because of her surgery and we have been drinking the new favorites.  Right now it is the blend of Tulsi, Maharaja, Caramel Almond Amoretti and Sumarai.  WE both needed the tea to be good, cause this morning has been stressful.  Shoot this afternoon has been stressful.

So I wanted to let you guys know that I am not forgetting you, Just a series of issue that have popped up since Friday has made this not a fun time.

Amazingly enough, it is the tea that keeps up calmer.  Who would have figured.

Wendy

An Amazing Blend!

Cup-of-Tea-300x199

So yesterday is my day off, but instead of relaxing like it is supposed to be not only for me, but my hubby too, we worked.  We finished the office.  Well with what we have, we finished the office.

With my grumbling, I made a tea, using the Caramel Almond Amoretti with my favorites, Samurai, Maharaja and the Tulsi I got refilled.  Threw it together, just wanting to have a yummy tea to wake me up.

Imagine not only mine, but everyone’s in the family when they tasted this blend! I cannot place what it is in particular that makes it taste so good.  It’s chai, but not overwhelming with the spiciness, nor does it really have one flavor that overrides the others.  When it cools some, well normally I don’t like it that way, but this is one I drink no matter the temp, and since I ended up working on the rest of the house Tea got placed down and even with tumblers, it cools.

I loved the tea so much, that we used ALL of the reuses of the tea leaves, throwing in some Maharaja to make sure that didn’t lack in the flavor, and drank ALL of that pot too.

When it cools some, the cinnamon helps keep the spicy feeling going on and you can possibly taste the almond flavor, but this also has the Tulsi in it, so the vanilla in it often helps smooth out the spice.

I highly recommend this mixture, and have the recipe (With the measurements) in the February Tea Blends.

Hope you guys have a wonderful day.  I am sitting here sipping my tea, and enjoying the ability to just sit here and maybe getting some work done.

My Cupa Tea for Today

Tea kettle with boiling water

This is a rare thing, for me to post on Sundays.  Just for those that follow me to know, I normally take Sundays as my lazy day, napping and doing nothing all day except for what the family wishes.

I even cleaned up the kitchen last night, washing out stuff, putting the tea in the container and so on.  The Tea Pot all full of water, so all I had to do this morning was turn it on, empty the dishwasher, and enjoy Sunday.

Today’s blend involved taking some from my mom’s blend of Spiced Apple Cider and Caramel Almond Amaretto,  and since she has been asking me to find uses of her Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea, I tossed some of that in, as well as the Samurai tea you guys should be getting to know so well by now.

The bad news?  I could not find her tea on the Teavana site, so that is not good, not when I am finally drinking this and can tell you, it is perfect for a lazy Sunday tea.   It has that caramel flavor there, but it is a mellow flavor.  Her blend is a non-caffeine mix for when she couldn’t have caffeine after her surgery.

So while this is a new favorite of mine, for those days you need some caffeine and warmth, but not really wanting the spiciness of the chai’s, we will be seeing if we can find something like it soon.  But it is smooth, there is a hint of the almond and apple in it, but mostly a caramel taste with the others being a aftertaste.

So have a great weekend, and yes, the WordPress Whisperer is playing with the Tea Blog, since it was not giving me what I want exactly.  She has made the pages be a drop down menu for those that want to look at those.

I am off to work on some stuff until I become ready for my nap!

Wendy