Blueberry muffin and China Fujian Golden Monkey

Blueberry muffin and a China Fujian Golden Monkey black tea. You’ll need a lot of tea to join this huge muffin.

Gerechten: Banket, Tussendoortjes en Vegetarisch
Thee: Zwart

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