Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dirt Pie and Tea

The naming of teas is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your everyday games- Some might think you as mad as a hatter Should you tell them each goes by several names. For starters each tea in this world must belong To the families Black or Green or Oolong; Then look more closely at these family trees- Some include Indians along with Chinese.

T.S. Eliot ~The Naming of Cats~

 

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Last weekend we celebrated two birthdays with one family dinner.  Since both hubby and my daughter-in-law’s birthday are within one week of each other, this worked out great. 

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Ever since my son was just a little boy (he’s 23 now) he’s been asking for dirt pie instead of a birthday cake.  Now my daughter-in-law has the same request.  Aren’t family traditions fun? And also on the plus side – it’s easier to bake pies.

DSCF0283For anyone who doesn’t care for chocolate (gasp!), I also baked some mini cheesecakes with fresh fruit topping (fresh raspberries or blueberries).

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Now, about the tea, what would you serve with dirt pie?  My younger daughter requested Paris tea from Harney & Sons.  I’ve read that a good quality Formosa Oolong tea pairs well with chocolate.  I usually have a robust black tea with milk after most meals and don’t worry about pairing it with dessert (which is not a frequent indulgence for me lately). 

What’s your favorite dessert tea? 

5 comments:

Darlene - The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

Works of art! My little guy would enjoy the mud pie and my hubby would love the mini cheese cakes.

A Formosa oolong would be wonderful with the cheese cakes.

Sounds like you all had a wonderful celebration. Thanks for sharing!

Darlene

Ginger said...

If it's not too much trouble would you share your dirt pie recipe? I know my son would love this (he's almost 3). Thanks so much.

ginger c at gmail dot com

Linda J. said...

Harney's Paris smells a bit like chocolate to me! Love your dirt pie. I have only seen it made in a flower pot, but I think I would like the pie better.

Angela McRae said...

I have seen the little "dirt" desserts served in clay pots before but never the whole dirt pie! Great idea!

Marilyn said...

I do have Formosa Oolong and I do agree it would be lovely with the dirt pie. I wish someone would make that for me, it looks and sounds so good.

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