23 Oct2006

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If it weren’t a holiday tomorrow I would be first in line at the patent office! I was having my usual Earl Grey Tea after dinner a few minutes ago and while I normally take no sugar or honey with my tea, I was also contemplating all of the terrific ideas suggested by readers on how to use mangosteen jam and this little lightbulb went off in my head… I added a scant teaspoon of mangosteen jam (no seeds, just the jelly part) to my tea and it dissolved like honey in just a few seconds. One taste and I knew I had done something good. The tea was noticeably flavored with mangosteen essence. The slight sweetness enhanced the flavors of bergamot oil (a hallmark of Earl Grey) and mangosteen. This was really very good… So here is the first new use of mangosteen jam… Earl Grey Tea flavored with Mangosteen Jam a la Marketman!

 

COMMENTS:

  1. misao says:

    I was in Bohol last week for a project. We ate at a cafe owned by the mayor of Dauis, who happens to be a herbologist. The cafe carries a line of concoctions of coffee and chocolate drinks with mangosteen extract (made by the mayor himself).

    Oct 23, 2006 | 8:23 pm

     
  2. joy says:

    Congrats Mr. Marketman! Not yet ready for mangoosteen though.

    Oct 23, 2006 | 10:14 pm

     
  3. Maria Clara says:

    Very impressive! When your light bulb flashes – something good comes out. I bet you anything the people at Earl Grey tea did not even think about that but it is a winner! This is one of the reasons that I enjoy your site. You share everything whether it is a sure winner or a failure. Thank you much again.

    Oct 24, 2006 | 12:44 am

     
  4. edel says:

    this may sound weird… my father used to make mangosteen tea by boiling mangosteen fruit (quartered). will try your suggested mangosteen tea (a friend brought me mangosteen preserve from davao recently). thanks for the tip!

    Oct 24, 2006 | 12:52 am

     
  5. Marketman says:

    edel, that doesn’t sound so wierd in the context of all these new concoctions touting mangosteen as the new health drink…so your dad was ahead of his time!!! Misao, how interesting chocolate with mangosteen…I type as I rush to the kitchen…

    Oct 24, 2006 | 7:33 am

     
  6. bijin says:

    i like the teacup and saucer you’re using. very pretty.

    Oct 24, 2006 | 9:47 am

     
  7. Tony says:

    Brilliant idea MarketMan. I see no slice of lemon in your cup of Earl Grey though, the traditional English accompaniment. It is even mentioned in Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code as a security check by somebody.

    Never milk in Earl Grey though. Not cricket, old chap!

    Oct 24, 2006 | 11:36 am

     
  8. Candygirl says:

    As a child, I remember a story written by Enid Blyton, wherein the child made ‘tea’ by putting teaspoonfuls of jam into hot water. We had blackberry jam at the time and I had my first cup of ‘tea':-)

    Oct 24, 2006 | 4:01 pm

     
  9. Gigi says:

    On that note, why don’t you experiment too by liquifying some of that glorious Mangosteen jam with a less acidic vinegar (so as not to overpower), add some olive oil (maybe just the extra light kind) with some juice and voila, a fruity salad dressing! Whatchatink, MM???

    Oct 25, 2006 | 12:59 pm

     
  10. Marketman says:

    Gigi, interesting idea…I just acquired some duhat “balsamic” vinegar…hmmm, another experiment in the works…

    Oct 25, 2006 | 4:48 pm

     
 

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