I get tea ideas from a long list of places.
One of the more common ones is people talking about food on Twitter.
I’ll see a description and the flavour combination (or the bits of it that could be applied to tea) spark the thought of “I bet this would make a good tea.”
They get scribbled down in a tea journal, or on my desk calendar journal for later transfer to a tea journal – and the plan is to eventually create them all.
This particular concept came from a description of a friend’s breakfast porridge. It was oats, cinnamon, apple, and almonds.
It was one that settled in as a “make soon” – in part because the friend commented that not everything is better as a tea, and in part because I am on a constant quest to increase our list of Simply Tasty herbal teas.1
We’ve put little thought towards a name for this one, though it could range from the sheer comfort such foods offer to something touching on the inherent stubbornness I have regarding proving concepts.
We did have a couple of suggestions from the Twitterverse. Tea Cobbler and Baker’s Comfort.
Sending it back out into the Twitterverse when I stole pictures for this post a fairytale connection was suggested, due to apples and the white of the almonds – Snow White’s Redemption. My brain also had some thoughts connected to the Goldilocks tale – though no specific name popped out of that.2