Brahmin Tea

In my post A Wonderful Cup of Tea I wrote about a tea that a friend of mine discovered on a trip and brought back to me.

Steve Smith Teamaster, brahmin tea, loose tea, black teaOf course Brahmin is very close to my name so it was very interesting for me.

The tea is also a very nice tea and I have been enjoying it.

Early this month I received an e-mail from Smith Tea that the tea was being renamed to British Brunch.

The next business day I picked up the phone and called Smith Tea to see if there was still a chance to get some Brahmin tea or perhaps some of the packaging. I wanted to have one of the distinctive tea cartons.

Last of the Brahmin, Black Tea, Steven Smith TeamakerLast week I had a package in my entryway with some Brahmin tea and a nice note.


Enjoy the last of Brahmin!


Smith Teamaker

Steven Smith Teamaker, Brahmin TeaThe tea sachets are individually packaged for freshness.

Thursday Tea, Brahmin Tea, Steven Smith TeamakerSmith Teamaker has a color scheme for the different types of tea (black, green, white, herbal, etc..). Since Brahmin is a black tea it has dark gray packaging.

Brahmin Tea, Sachets, British Brunch, Steven Smith TeamakerHere I am waiting for the filtered water to boil. You can see the sachet of tea instead of my infuser. The way that the sachets are designed allow for expansion and movement of the tea leaves so that you still get a good infusion.

Black Tea, Breakfast Tea, British Brunch, Smith TeamakerHere you see the sachet after the infusion. The sachet is also biodegradable so is environmentally friendly. You can also see the nice rich color of the Brahmin tea. It has a wonderful taste. No need for milk and sugar with this tea 🙂

Last week I put in an order with Smith Tea for some oolong and pu-erh teas. I am looking forward to trying the Portland Breakfast, Bai Hao Oolong and Shu Cha Pu-Erh teas.

Unfortunately you can no longer order Brahmin tea, but if you want to try this tea you can order some British Brunch.


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A Visit to the Stockton Chick-fil-A

The Chick-fil-A in Stockton has been open for a couple of years now, but even though it is the Closest Chick-fil-A to my home I have never visited it.

Stockton Chick-fil-A, March Lane, Closest Chick-fil-AThe reason is that I rarely have occasion to visit Stockton. However, tonight I had an event to attend in Stockton and afterwards I decided I needed something more to eat than the appetizers they fed us. Since I was then only a couple miles from the Chick-fil-A I decided it was finally time for a visit.

Chick-fil-A order, sauces and drinkI soon had my order in and was sitting in a booth waiting for my food to arrive.

Chicken Nuggets, Chick-fil-A, Free FoodWhen I arrived I had opened the Chick-fil-A app on my phone and found that I had a coupon for a free box of chicken nuggets, so that made my decision as to what to order easy.

CFA, Chick-fil-A nuggets, ChickenThe chicken nuggets were really good, especially dipped in the Chick-fil-A sauce.

Waffle Cut Fries, Chick-fil-A, Dipping SaucesI also had to have some of the waffle cut fries. These were also dipped in the sauces.

Overall a nice little evening meal to cap off a long day that also included a visit to the eye doctor, a museum, two libraries and a tea shop.

Now if they would only get one of the proposed Chick-fil-A’s closer to my home under construction. The one close to work is always too busy at lunch and is not easy to get to because of the traffic flow around it.

I have not heard anything recently about the proposed Manteca Chick-fil-A. I only know that the restaurant that it would replace is still in business. The proposed Livermore Chick-fil-A requires an annexation and I have not seen an update yet on the process.



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