Oh yum, coconut muffins with Golden Moon's Coconut Pouchong Tea. A regular gilding of the lily, as it were. This is a flavored tea, with crinkly brown/black leaves smelling distinctly wonderful of very toasted coconut. The suggestions are for 2 teaspoons of tea per cup, 180 degree water for 4 minutes. It smells super as it is brewing and I so hope the flavor lives up to the pre-brew razz ma tazz.
Well, this one can razzle dazzle all it wants, it's a success. Very tasty. The surprisingly pale green liquor is loaded with a gentle, sweet coconut that partners very well with the light floral of the Oolong. There doesn't seem to be any chemical taste, which I abhor, so I would give this high ratings for a flavored tea. It has more body than I would have expected. It strikes me as very rich, so I think something along the lines of a fruit salad - mostly citrus, I think - would be a better pairing than my muffins- definitely too much of a good thing. A sprinkle of coconut wouldn't hurt, however.
Today has been good - sunny, warm enough, cool enough, so I planted a bunch of herbs and perennials. I got a little smarter this year and bought small plants so we wouldn't get hernias hauling all that gravel to make adequate holes - 3" of top soil over limitless gravel.
Oh dear, the starlings have discovered my largesse. They are one bird I really don't appreciate and keep telling the fur persons to eat them, but so far, I have had no luck. Our lone turkey is back. He is very skittish and often runs away, with a funny high pitched kak-kak-kak. The whipporwills are beginning to call a lot in the evening and sometimes between them, the owls and the frogs, it can be quite noisy. But it's a nice noise, soothing as I sit on the porch for a last cup of tea, usually an herbal.