Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Macarons from Savannah

My hubby made a trip to Savannah, Georgia last weekend and I asked him to bring me home some wonderful macarons from Marche de Macarons on Abercorn Street in the historic district.

The box is much prettier than it looks in my photo. The sides are pink and it is very sturdy - great for craft room storage, etc.  This is an older box from before the name change.

There are lots of delicious flavors to choose from. You can see a current list on the website.  A few of my favorites are salted caramel, bourbon pecan and cappuccino.  Sadly they didn't have any matcha tea flavor this time.  

I think they got a little beat up on the trip home.  Also, my grandson got into them and I ended up with less than the dozen I'd requested. Maybe that was a good thing, although macarons are lower in calories than a lot of other teatime treats.   

Have you ever searched for macarons on Pinterest?  I have, and was amazed by the sheer volume of gorgeous photos of these dainty treats.   

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Taj Mahal tea - Cheers Your Senses

I was recently gifted with some Brooke Bond Taj Mahal  tea by one of the guys my husband works with.  He and his wife buy it at a small Indian grocery.  He told hubby that his wife prepares it with water, but he prefers half water and half milk.

It is loose orange pekoe tea from Assam.  The box contains a lot of tea - 15.8 ounces.  

The box notes that this tea "cheers your senses" and I must agree.  I made a pot for my early morning tea and found it robust, yet quite smooth.  I think I'll be enjoying this for my first pot of the day for quite some time.

This tea brews quickly and has a dark reddish liquor and pleasant aroma.  I don't make iced sweet tea often, but I think this would be excellent cold as well.  

I'm happy to have been introduced to this delicious tea.  It is available at Amazon, but if you have an Indian market nearby, you can probably find it for less than half their price. 

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