Miss Elizabeth (Now Lizzie Bennet's Wit)Which of the four should we try first?
Hmm, Mr. Darcy? No, I think not yet.
I think we should start with the main character...Miss Elizabeth.
Oh, it's so pretty. Smells lovely. Look at the blue.
Yes, I believe that is the blue mallow.
We've learned a few things lately and will try them in the steeping. First we'll warm the steeping pot. Add the tea.
Add the hot water. Set timer for 4 minutes.
Watch those leaves dance.
Wow! Miss Ellizabeth really knows how to move! (giggles)
Shall we add sweetener?
It smells kind of flowery so why not add some honey?
It has great color.
Now with a bit of milk.
Nice flavor, but I'm not sure it will go on my favorites list.
Second TryOur first try went well, but the blend was not one of my favorites. Too flowery. Was good hot and lukewarm, but not cold. So we contacted Bingley's for some tips.
This time we are going to use our IngenuiTEA pot.
Tea in the pot.
Oh, no! We forgot about the tea.
Not good! We've over steeped!
Look at how dark it is...
...even with milk.
When you over steep your tea it will be bitter. Some blends can be decent with a bit of sugar. Others are terrible. Whenever possible do NOT over steep.
Third TryThird time is the charm, right?
Has to be.
So tea leaves in the infuser. Infuser in the warmed pot.
(laughing) Good idea, Kirsten.
Now, this looks good. Smells good too.
Remember no sweetener.
Right, just a bit of milk (sorry, no cream on hand). Yummy.
Tastes great with Gramma Enne's Christmas bread.
Not everyone has the same likes and dislikes with tea blends and flavors. Don't be afraid to try something new. In fact, try it more than once. It took us a few tries to get this blend steeped and accented properly. At first, I was not a fan, but this is a nice blend. Don't hesitate to ask for help either. Bingley's Teas was very gracious in helping us get this tasting right. Or as close as possible. Cream would help bring out the chocolate note better, but it was lightly present with the 1% milk.
If you have read or seen Pride and Prejudice, what are your thoughts on Miss Elizabeth?
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