Repeating this recipe in response to a prompt: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/tea/


In an old Japanese tale, a poor peasant catches a badger. He puts the badger into his bag and starts walking home, to bring food to his family. But when he comes home and opens his bag, instead of a badger, he finds a teapot! “What shall I do with it? – cries the poor man, – I can’t cook it for dinner! Perhaps, I can take it to the monastery, and they’ll take pity on me and give me some food – at least, there will be something…”

He takes the teapot to the monastery, but, as the monks put it on fire to make tea, the teapot starts feeling the heat, grows badger legs, and runs away – back to the peasant. “I like you! – it says to the peasant,- You never hurt me by putting me on fire. Now it is my turn to do something…

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  1. [ Smiles ] Oh, I love tea; it could be hot or iced!


    1. …as long as there is a tot of rum in it…

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      1. [ Laughs ] That is also fine with me!

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      2. My kind of a friend!

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  2. A wonderful guiding story, too. Tea with rum. Yes, i remember my grandfather. 😉 Michael

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    1. Oh, I am so glad I was able to remind you of your grandfather! Thank you, Michael! 😸


  3. Garfield Hug says:

    I love this tale! Thanks for sharing and the tea recipe is going to pull a “punch” 😉 indeed! ☺

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    1. Thank you so much! We aim to please! 🍹Meow! 😻


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  4. Osyth says:

    I love badgers and I love tea (I’m English and we are a nation obsessed) so I loved the charming Japanese fable. Your mixture looks dangerously delicious …. I think I need to sample it to be really sure 😉

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    1. Go right ahead and sample – cheers! 🍹


      1. Osyth says:

        Santé à toi 🍸

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      2. Martinis are great, but you need a much larger glass to sample this tea, otherwise you won’t get the taste!


      3. Osyth says:

        I have big fat burgundy glasses …. Will they do?

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      4. It’s not the shape, it’s the volume that counts here; more sampling – better taste! 😼


      5. Osyth says:

        Haha! Right up my street you are!!!

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