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||I confess that I am at once both an american and a coffee drinker, and now a fan of your site. You have a way with words and humor that make me miss what I've never known. (I had the same experience once with Turkish Delight and that Narnia book, but that came to a bad end when I finally tried one.) So pat yourselves on the back for a job well done.|
Oh. And on behalf of my entire country, I apologize for that Dr. Who thing we did. Your new one is much better.
|Nicey replies: Scott, I too have had some fairly rubbish Turkish Delight, not the proper pink jelly stuff but more like partially molten green styrofoam. Apparently this was the real stuff as brought back from Turkey by a colleague, and it was green because of its Pistachio content. If this is the stuff which delights them in Turkey I wouldn't like to have to eat mouthfuls of of the stuff they're not fussed on.
Anyhow you shouldn't go wrong with a decent biscuit and a cup of proper tea.
I have just landed my aircraft this morning after a long flight back from Johannesburg. Many hours had to be whiled away as we covered the 5000 miles between South Africa and London... plenty of time for a nice cup of tea and we are always sitting down!
Lo and behold, one of the cabin crew passed me a little individually wrapped biscuit with one of my many cups of tea and, being a dunker, I gave it a go. This was probably the best dunking biscuit I have ever tried and that covers a lot of ground. Quick to take up the moisture but firm enough to keep in one piece the result was a soft and delightful texture. The flavour was a lovely combination of wheat and oats with a strong coconut aftertaste and not spoiled by the altitude.
The biscuit is a Biscotti home baked Italian wonder produced by Biscotti, 21 King St, Duncanville, South Africa. On a rating of 1 to 10 this has to be a 9.7 and I am renown as being a hard marker. If you or anyone in your ken knows where I might get these marvels in the UK I would be forever grateful as it may be weeks before I get back to Jo'burg.
||Good day Nicey,|
There may be a tea recession in the UK but infact there's a *BOOOOOM* going on in Bangladesh! Check this out on the BBC Online
May you live long and prosper
|Nicey replies: There are lots of nice pictures of tea in that report.|
McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Review
I am disturbed at the lack of representation for the plain chocolate digestive in your biscuit of the week archive - it is the unsung hero of McVities stables! Whilst its sweeter cousin milk chocolcate digestives seem to gain recognition as a supreme resident of people's hearts and minds, old plain chocolate digestive is, I propose, superior in that the mere hint of a bitter taste from the chocolate compliments the digestive base superbly, giving one a scintillating experience with one's cup of tea and a sit down. I would also recommend putting them in the fridge before eating them - that's what we do at work and we have FANTASTIC cups of tea and sit downs.
Thanking you for your attention, I must be off to the fridge for my fix...
Our house can now breathe a sigh of relief. Our cups , previously locked together, have been released! Method: Immersed them in hot water then dried and poured in a smidgin of olive oil(extra virgin). Allowed to soak in for 30 seconds. Then a knife (work canteen quality) was used as a lever to loosen the mug. At this stage a little movement allowed the introduction of wet/dry sandpaper between mug and cup. A patient 10 minutes of fiddling about and .....voila..........the mug popped out.
Peace reigns, tea and biccies a cert.
|Nicey replies: All's well that ends well then.|