Saturday, May 25, 2013

Darcy and Fitzwilliam Teas


Mr. Darcy and his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, have dabbled in tea blends for some time and present their creations tonight. They have dubbed the various teas with the names of some guests at this event (see list below).

Elizabeth Bennet takes a sip of her specially made tea blend and is quite intrigued.

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Elizabeth Bennet - China Black
A black FOP blend from northern China. Non-clouding properties and dark red color make this an ideal iced tea. Dark Red Hue - Bright, Rich, Spicy.

Charlotte Collins - Genmai Cha
Blend of roasted rice grains with fine Japan Green tea, Toasty and Malty - Smooth Round Body.

Mr. Wickham - China Jasmine
Jasmine teas is the oldest of all scented teas. The Worlds finest Jasmine comes from the China Province of Fujian. Fragrant - Lightly Sweet - Very Smooth.

Georgiana Darcy - Fujian White Pekoe
White teas are the rarest in the world. Picked only at daybreak in North East Fujian. Brews to a pale yellow, light red color. Slightly Sweet - Delicate Flavor.

Colonel Fitzwilliam - Gunpowder Special Grade
Lightly rolled green tea from Zhejiang China. Full Body - Pungent - Slightly Smoky Aroma.

Kitty Bennet - Jasmine
The finest Grade of Jasmine tea. It's scented five times with fresh blossoms. Sweet - Perfumy.

Lydia Bennet - Sencha Saga Japan
Most popular Japanese tea. Steamed and machine-fired, fresh and lively flavor. Fresh Fragrance - Lively Flavor.

Caroline Bingley - Ti Kwan Yin Oolong
Produced in the Fukien province. The tightly twisted leaves produce an aromatic, brownish-orange liquor. Invigorating - Full-bodied, Long-lingering aftertaste.

Mrs. Bennet - China Puehr
Puehr is an aged tea from China, prized for its medical properties and earthy flavors. It is often taken to remedy indigestion. Mild and Earthy - Malty Flavor.

Jane Bennet - Darjeeling Puttabong
A unique combination of climate factors help create a flavor profile which cannot be replicated anywhere else on earth. Delicate Aroma - Bright and Floral.

Fitzwilliam Darcy - Earl Grey
This Blend has a classic Earl Grey taste, using fragrant bergamot oil on a base of India tea. Citrusy, Aromatic - Balanced and Vibrant.

Lady Catherine de Bourgh - Sobro Breakfast Tea
Specially selected blend of Assam teas from India with strong, pungent, full-bodied rich cup. Strong, Pungent - Full-bodied, Rich.


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READ more about Darcy and Fitwilliam...

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

Darcy and Fitzwilliam:
A tale of a gentleman and an officer
by Karen Wasylowski

A gentleman in love cannot survive without his best friend...

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam couldn't be more different, and that goes for the way each one woos and pursues the woman of his dreams. Darcy is quiet and reserved, careful and dutiful, and his qualms and hesitations are going to torpedo his courtship of Elizabeth. His affable and vivacious cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam is a military hero whose devil-may-care personality hides the torments within, until he finds himself in a passionate, whirlwind affair with a beautiful widow who won't hear of his honorable intentions.

Cousins, best friends, and sparring partners, Darcy and Fitzwilliam have always been there for each other. So it's no surprise when the only one who can help Darcy fix his botched marriage proposals is Fitzwilliam, and the only one who can pull Fitzwilliam out of an increasingly dangerous entanglement is Darcy...

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* source: image Elizabeth with tea cup from 1995 tv mini-series of Pride and Prejudice

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