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Urban Tea Merchant’s Wedding Imperial blend. It was the perfect dark tea with chocolate blended with caramel and savoury with milk. It will be missed.

Update: the blender is Mariage Freres! And can still be found!


A Romantic expression of Golden Assam tea with hints of chocolate and caramel. Assam is the the worlds largest black tea producing region, located in Northern India, Assam teas are best known for their pungent, malty qualities. A worthy addition to any Mariage Freres collection, and one of our favorites. Brilliant with a little milk and sugar.

Tea Origin: India

And can probably be found:

Watson Kennedy Fine Home
1022 First Avenue
Seattle, Wa 98104

Lucca Great Finds

5332 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107-4060
Phone: (206) 782-7337

Anywhere else?
Update: ONLINE!!! @ Cultured Cup

or Chen Pi Ba Xian Guo 陈皮八仙果

Makes the nausea go away. Otherwise a tasty snack.



For more preserved stuff (the Taiwanese love the preserves aka 蜜饯, mi4 jian4 – goes especially well with the tea) go to:

Still till today the best Mac and Cheese. Though I’m pretty much a purveyor of fine foods, I hang my head in shame to admit that not even Beechers can beat it (it’s a bit tasteless, you know?) It was tasty, with real cheese that was gooey and the noodles were always perfectly al dente. It only comes with the Pirate Pak for Kids now… hey, adults eat mac and cheese too!

With a side of caesar and a glass of coke with lemon.

UPDATE May 22, 2008: While googling mac and cheese, came across rave reviews for Trader Joes Mac and Cheese (best microwaved). Hope this will be better than Beechers! And Trader Joes opened up in Bellingham!

2410 James Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Trading Hours: 9 am – 9 pm
Phone: 360-734-5166

Crossing fingers that they have Beechers Flagship Cheeses!