Monday, July 14, 2008
A Taste of South Africa
I've had the pleasure of sampling several varieties of tea-infused jams and jellies over the years (Marmalady's remains my favorite brand), but over the weekend I came upon a new one at a T.J. Maxx store in Marietta. It's called Rooibos Spread, Tea You Can Spread, and it's made by The Original Rooibos Jam Company in Killarney Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.
I like rooibos tea a lot, but frankly I wasn't expecting this "spread" (which I would call a "jelly") to taste exactly like it, but it did! I spread some of it on a croissant, and it was quite delicious. There were other varieties, including one with chilies, but I decided classic rooibos was a safe bet, and I'm glad I got it. I wonder if we'll be seeing more treats flavored with rooibos tea.
But enough of that! I know you're wondering who won the teapot tape measure, right? Well, I was going to be a tightwad and give away just one of them, but then I read Teresa's highly creative rhyming entry, and I found myself thinking "Wow, she ought to win a prize just in honor of that poem!" That's when it hit me that it would really be fun to give away all four of the extras! So, the random number generator has selected Linda, Michele P. and Hi'lesha -- and I have unrandomly chosen Teresa. So, if the four of you will send your snail mail addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org, your prizes will be in the mail. Enjoy!