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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe

Hello sweet friends! Thanks so much for stopping by to Say G'Day and for joining me for this week's Tea Time post.

Tea Time with Natasha in Oz, Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe, Tea


I can't believe that we are into the second week of the Autumn school Holidays! Even though the two boys in the house have been nursing broken bones we have really been having such a great time. We have been doing lots of things at home and enjoying lots of time together as a family. Yesterday we had a delicious lunch at a great Japanese restaurant called Mizu in Teneriffe. Even though the boys had broken arms they still managed to enjoy their bento boxes!





I had a pork Tonkatsu bento box which came with Tempura prawns, sashimi, salad and miso soup.

Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe, Japanese food, bento box






Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe, Tempura Prawn




Tea Time with Natasha in Oz, Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe, Japanese Food



Mr Attorney and Alastair had a bento box with fried chicken and pork dumplings and Madeleine had one with Teriyaki chicken.  We all enjoyed some hot green tea with our meals too.

Tea Time with Natasha in Oz, Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe, Bento Box


Mr Attorney managed beautifully with the chopsticks!

Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe



After lunch we went antiquing and I found 6 of these lovely linen napkins.


Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe


Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe


Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe



The fun times continued at home  where the kids played on the wii to try and get their "fitness age" down. I hope that they can spare 5 minutes to have morning tea with me!

Madeleine enjoys a nice hot cup of tea but Alastair will just have some milk.
Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe




Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe



Today we will be enjoying some yummy biscuits that my sister Stacey made for us for Easter.


Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe




Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe




Today we will be having my favourite assam tea called Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe.

 
Tea Time with Natasha in Oz: Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe, Tea




We buy all our loose leaf tea from The Tea Centre in the Brisbane Mall and their website is full of interesting information about different types of tea and they have really interesting fact sheets to download.


Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe, Natasha in Oz, Tea Leaves




The Tea Centre website describes this tea as ‘dark, malty and strong’ and it is from the Dimakusi district.


Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe, Natasha in Oz, Tea Leaves



It is not bitter at all and I think it is best with milk and sugar. The tea centre suggests a brew time of about 5 minutes. 5 minutes is just right for me!

Tea Time with Natasha in Oz, Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe




Tea Time with Natasha in Oz, Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe




Tea Time with Natasha in Oz, Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe, Tea




When it comes to preparing tea there are many theories but I think that this video from Jonathan Hudson Evans, who sources tea for Jamie Oliver, is perfect...to a T!

Assam dimakusi is a malty black tea and is a good alternative for people who like English breakfast tea and want to try something different. I love it and I hope that all of my tea time guests will too!

Tea Time with Natasha in Oz, Dimakusi British Orange Pekoe



Well, I'd better go now as I am also cooking an Indian meal for my parents tonight. We are having Butter Chicken, Spinach with paneer cheese, pappadums and chai tea! I hope it all works out!

See you next time and thanks so much for coming to spend some time with me today. I just love it when my beautiful friends stop by to see me to say G'day!

Best wishes and happy tea drinking,

Natasha In Oz 

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