Sunday, January 7, 2018
First Tea of 2018!
In case you've been dying to know what my first cup of tea of 2018 was, wonder no more!
You may, however, be surprised to find out that I drank NO tea on January 1! Shocking, isn't it? I actually had a vendor booth at CenterPoint / Metaphysical Matrix annual New Year's Day Barbecue, Psychic Fair and Healing Expo and was rushing to get there in the morning, so I actually drank leftover coffee I had in the fridge. I had made a big airpot full of dark chocolate blood orange rooibos to take to the event for the guests/customers, and it was big hit, but I didn't actually drink the leftovers until a few days later.
ANYWAY, on the morning of January 2, I woke up and made myself a cup of instant powdered milk tea that I had picked up at Hong Kong Market, my local Asian grocery store. This stuff is like the tea equivalent of Pillsbury frozen cookie dough or microwave popcorn: way too easy to prepare and sinfully delicious!
The powder is a perfectly proportioned, addictive blend of black tea, powdered milk, and white sugar: just add water, and VOILA! The perfect cup of sweet, creamy, yet strong black tea!
I paired it with a tiny single-serving Christmas pudding from British Isles shop in Houston's Rice Village that tasted like a rich fruit cake. (Yes, I love fruitcake and I'm not ashamed to admit it!
The satsuma mandarin orange is from my garden. I normally sell them at the farmers' market, but this year I didn't do the market. Want some?