A tea for November

Nov 20, 2012

This month’s post is inspired more by the tea treat than the tea itself. I was keen to make pumpkin scones from scratch, and for me a very flavorful scone pairs well with a traditional black tea. And thus I chose Adagio’s Assam Harmony.

From the website:
Bold, powerful black tea from the Assam region of India. A deep, burgundy-red cup, textured spicy and roasted grain aroma, malty rich flavor with notes of raisins. Pungent, but smooth astringency, making this tea an ideal cup to pair with milk and sugar.

Assam Harmony has long been a favorite of mine. (Apparently, it’s a favorite of many others, as well, for it’s out of stock at Adagio until the end of the month. Do check back if you’re interested!) It’s very versatile — as pleasing for breakfast as it is for an afternoon pick-me-up.

You’ll find the recipe for these pumpkin scones here (I halved the ingredients in order to make 8 scones). They truly are moist and delicious, and you control the sweetness with how heavily you drizzle the glaze. Bottom line — if I can manage such gorgeous, tasty specimens on my first attempt, you’ll have no trouble at all!

I enjoyed tea in front of the fireplace, making it a special event by employing my pewter tea service. Steve and I found this set at a charming shop in Clarksville, Missouri — ASL Pewter. Their pewter is 100% lead-free and completely safe for the kitchen and table.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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