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~
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.
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.
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?