Monday, November 19, 2012

Flaming Oolong

Sometimes we are gifted with an object that introduces us to something that is exciting, special and so good!  That is how I felt when a friend gifted me with a special silver spoon to use for flaming oolong tea.  I am forever grateful and I love to share the ritual with friends and I want to share it with you today.

The little plum teapot is steeping a purple oolong from the Art of Tea.  99% oxidized purple oolong steeps a full, rich brew that delivers a full roasted dark purple infusion with solid notes of cinnamon, musk, and amber.  A rare treat from Sumatra, Indonesia.

It would be enough by itself for dessert but I just have to enjoy a “Mr. Kipling French Fancies” with it.  Have to LOVE those Brits for coming up with such delightful tea treats!

The chocolate…..Cadbury Dream White Chocolate from England! 

 “Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa around,
And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.”
18th century poet   William Cowper.


Steph said...


relevanttealeaf said...

Flaming Oolong is fun, elegant, and good! ~ Phyllis

Marilyn said...

Lovely post. Now I know that purple is your favorite color, so wonderful that you could tie this into having tea. Wonderful memories of the time I enjoyed flaming oolong with you. Love the quote too.

La Tea Dah said...

A lovely post, Martha. Everything looks so beautiful. It is nice that you have a special silver spoon for this tea presentation.

The Teaist said...

So... how do you make this particular Flaming Oolong?

Anonymous said...

How special, Martha, and what a beautiful presentation. I love your food pairing. xxx

Karen's Place said...

What Marilyn said bears repeating: "Wonderful memories of the time I enjoyed flaming oolong with you"
It was nice to see you share this presentation with the plum teapot.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

I would like to try that some time...but I am intimidated by the fire!! You need to come visit me and give me a proper demonstration!!!

amherstrose said...

Such a wonderful tea experience, Martha! Flaming Oolong is very unique and how nice to share it with all of us and make The Traveling Teapot a part of this ritual presentation. I had the pleasure of sharing it with Phyllis and other tea lovers at The Amherst Rose and she made it look very impressive. Would love to share it with you someday as well. I'll bring my spoon.

Mary Jane