English Muffins: Bays vs Trader Joe’s

Bays vs Trader Joe's English MuffinsTrader Joe’s does a lot of things well. I eat more of their Half Moon Cookies than I should. Their frozen Vegetable Biryani is a dietary staple of mine. The crumpets they sell are moist and spongy, and I dig their ice cream, Irish Breakfast tea, bagels and frozen pizzas too.

I’m on a bit of an English muffin kick these days. Bays is the brand I prefer from the grocery store, but how do they compare to the muffins from Trader Joe’s? Continue reading “English Muffins: Bays vs Trader Joe’s”

Barry’s Tea Decaf

Barry's Tea DecafI’ve told myself many times before that I’d never try another decaf tea again, yet here I am. Maybe if I wish really hard, a good — at least a decent — decaf will come my way, and I’ll get to enjoy real tea in the evening.

Is Barry’s Decaf the one I’ve been looking for? Probably not, but it’s the best one so far. Continue reading “Barry’s Tea Decaf”

Golden Tips Tea Company – Part Two

Golden Tips Tea SamplesI continue this journey through the teas of India courtesy of Golden Tips Tea Company. Several teas were covered in Part One; it took me a few more weeks to get through the rest of the samples. It’s a tough job having to try so many Darjeeling teas, but somebody’s gotta do it. Continue reading “Golden Tips Tea Company – Part Two”

Golden Tips Tea Company – Part One

Golden Tips Tea PackageTea produced in India can come from several regions, and Golden Tips Tea Company has them all covered. They sent me a small sampling of teas, which arrived in a carefully assembled package, boxed the usual way in cardboard but with an outer wrapping of firmly sewn muslin cloth with fancy wax seals.

Impressed already with the packaging,  I couldn’t wait to start sipping. There’s no point in drilling into details such as tea leaf grade or flush; you can find all that information on the Golden Tips Tea website). Instead, I’ll just give my brief opinions of each tea. Continue reading “Golden Tips Tea Company – Part One”

Review: Tetley Extra Strong

Tetley Extra Strong Tea and Nokia Lumia 620A pack of Tetley Extra Strong arrived in the mail the other day, which is fine except I had actually ordered my beloved Tetley Blend of Both. I’d considered trying Extra Strong years ago but dismissed it as a kind of PG Tips wannabe with nothing special to offer.
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