Tea of the Week: Holiday Winter

No winner for last week, Candie and I just plain lost track of time! You can tell the weather has turned cooler, we are getting much busier (yah)! This weeks tea is Holiday Winter (a flavored black tea). We've carried it in tea bags for years and our supplier finally came out with a loose tea version. It's wonderfully sweet and spicy; and at 20% off this week! Remeber to leave a comment to win a 4 ounce bag.

We've also put our popular Taste of Fall Sampler on sale this week, 10% off. Get yours while we have all the teas in stock!
It's finally dry enough for harvesting, big old farm machinery everywhere on the roads this week. Saw my dad out in the fields twice on my way to work, he's 75 and still loves doing it! I love this time of year, made a large pot of chili last night. Pretty soon we'll be able to light up the fireplace again. We have a lot less leaves to clean up this year, since the big maple in our yard fell on the house and car this summer...but I'm sure the neighbors leaves will still blow in the yard. Candie is bringing me in some winter squash this week, I haven't had any good squash in years. Everyone have a great week!


Tea of the Week: Buckinham Palace Green Tea

Congrats to Sharon for winning last weeks Sencha Decaf! Sharon I need your snail mail address, you can send it to denise@culinaryteas.com. We have a treat this week, a new tea! Our Buckingham Palace tea is such a good seller when I saw they had added a Buckingham Palace Green tea, I knew I had to add it. Be sure to comment so you too can try this new tea!

When I compared this tea with the regular Buckingham Palace, I think the Earl Grey and jasmine comes a little more to the forefront in this green tea base. When you taste it, let me know what you think! Can you imagine having tea in a Palace, maybe with the Queen? Wow, what a beautiful place! I'd settle with having a cuppa sitting by the statue just looking at the Palace. Here are some links to recipes for tea sandwiches that I like:

Cucumber Sandwich (from Candie's cooking site)
Watercress Sandwich (from What's Cooking America)
Savory Tea Sandwiches (from Great Party Recipes)

Thought we'd try something a little different this week. I searched You Tube and found this cool video on how to make a tea sandwich. Enjoy!

Remember that new computer we got a couple of weeks ago? Something in our system keeps crashing it and we're trying to figure out what. Poor Candie has spent many hours trying to keep the thing working. We had Scott (Candie's hubby and our IT guy) come in today, he thinks he found it...but we'll find out tomorrow! Other than that everything is going well at Culinary Teas. The trees here are starting to get a hint of color, I hope it's beautiful where you're at also. See you next week!