Saturday Morning Tea on Sunday

I am craving more comfort this morning, this time in the form of chocolate. Chocolate Earl Grey tea, that is. I know, not my usual choice in a cuppa but I am always intrigued to try new types of tea. To close your mind and your palate in saying that you wouldn’t enjoy something before you try it is not the way that I’d like to approach life.

Not only does this black tea Earl Grey contain chocolate pieces and cacao beans, it also has lemongrass, lemon peel, corn flowers, jasmine flowers and sunflower blossoms in the blend.

A very colorful mix indeed as you can see in my photo above!

I steeped the tea for 4 minutes in boiling point (212 degree F) water.

A chocolate aroma wafted from my teapot along with tangy notes of bergamot and lemon. Comforting and refreshing…

This tea was a delight to photograph with all of the little colorful bits mingling in with the tea leaves.

It’s a crystal clear day here on Ramble Road. My jewelry show yesterday was a wonderful success in that it gave me the opportunity to share my work with many visitors to my booth. It’s always gratifying to receive positive feedback and appreciation for one’s artwork.

While I find many Earl Greys to be too “perfumy” for my taste, the addition of chocolate and lemon gave it such an interesting combination of flavors – the light tang of the lemon along with the deep, rich flavor of the chocolate.

What a perfect gift for the chocolate lovers on your list!

Today will be spent moving art supplies over to my new place and setting up my studio space. Have a lovely Sunday, my dear tea friends.

There is much beauty in a simple cup of tea…

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10 comments on “Saturday Morning Tea on Sunday

  1. Snap says:

    Oh, my. I may have to go looking for Chocolate Earl Grey Tea — off to google!

  2. Crowley says:

    I love the combination of semi-sweet dark chocolate crumbles (60% Callebut, for example) and a fine darjeeling.

  3. Jen Holden says:

    Nice post, Karen. Sounds strange, don’t usually go for flavored teas, but you made it sound intriguing; I’ll give most things a chance! And I love the photo of the trees reflected in the cup. Your artistic persona shows through in your photography as well as in your beadwork!

    Snap, if you are having trouble finding this tea, try Upton Tea Imports online.

  4. Bruce says:

    I’m not a big Earl Gray fan as I too find them a bit too strong but this does sound intriguing. I’d go for a sample.

  5. Jason Witt says:

    This doesn’t sound too bad. It reminds me that it’s on my list to do a review of Numi’s Chocolate Puerh. I’ve heard a lot about that and want to see for myself.

  6. nina says:

    boy, do i ever love that final photograph! x

  7. Richard says:

    I am not a huge fan of Earl Grey. I like it on occasion, just to have something different. The idea of chocolate in my tea doesn’t sound appealing either. After your description and beautiful pictures, however, I am inclined to try this one. I feel a sample coming on. Good post!

  8. Teanut says:

    Looking on the internet for some different teas I came across your blog. Can you share where you purchased the chocolate earl grey. I want to try some! I love your beautiful pictures, especially of the wet teas and tea pictured in the glass pots in outside light. Just beautiful to me.

  9. Maurise says:

    Where can I find that specific chocolate earl grey tea???Which brand is it ??? I would definitely go have some for taste.^^

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