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Sugar in Tea

One lump or two? Lets keep the tea virgin White powder in your daily cup of tea.  Does your tea brewing ritual include spooning a few spoons of sugar? Rituals are ‘a series of actions or type of behaviour regularly and invariably followed by someone’.  They become such a part of our daily routines that…

Christmas Punch

This recipe is for kids to the grandparents. Its got depth, its dark and fragrant as Christmas nights and makes room for your additions (see suggestions below) Ingredients 220ml filtered water 100g sugar 2/3 teaspoon of Dark Romance; Ceylon black tea, cocoa, liquorice 100ml lime juice 100ml tangerine/clementine juice 200ml rum/your local liquor (adjust if…

Tea Cocktail – Lime Leaf and Empa-Tea

A pick me up after to soak up and refresh you! Ingredients 8/10 lime leaves, crushed Juice and zest of 2 limes Juice and zest of 2 lemons 2 springs of basil, roughly chopped 5/6 teaspoons of Empa-Tea 500ml of filtered water 200g of sugar Method Place the lime leaves, juices and zest and shells…

Tea Cocktail – Clementine,Lime and Rosemary

The beauty of this is that you can have it with or without alcohol. Sip it with nibbles or as a palate cleanser. Ingredients Juice of 6 clementines, and the zest Juice of 2 limes, and the the zest 1 tablespoon of pink peppercorn, crushed 2 small stems of rosemary 3/4 teaspoons of Empa-Tea 400ml…

Hot Toddy

A twist on the classic hot toddy recipe using all the citrus from Christmas. A much needed punch and vitamins for the cold months ahead. Ingredients 1 peel of lemon zest and juice of one lemon 1 tablespoon of runny honey A shot or two of brandy, whisky or rum The Twist – Ingredients juice…

Spiced Lemon Herbal Tea

To kick start the mornings, this is the perfect infusion. Ingredients 220ml filter hot water 1/2 lemon, juice 5/6 cracked black peppers Pinch of ground Ceylon cinnamon Method Put the lemon juice and hot water into your cup, add and stir in the spices and drink while hot.

Avocado, Coconut and Turmeric Smoothie

Quick blitz for those mornings when you are in a rush but need all the goodness for the day ahead. Ingredients 1 avocado, peeled and de-seeded and chopped 100ml light coconut milk 50g fresh turmeric with skin on, chopped 200ml of oat/almond milk Method Blitz all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour…

Ginger Herbal Tea

Ginger Infusion This is a brewed and drank first thing in the morning during the monsoon months. To warm you in the cooler months. Ingredients 100g fresh ginger per person, skin on and chopped Method Place the ginger with 250ml water (per person) and simmer for 10/15 minutes. Ginger is quite fiery so taste as…

Tea Egg Nog

Recovering from a serious bout to the flu? This was made to strengthen and comfort you. Ingredients 220 ml of milk/almond milk/ oat milk 5g of Ceylon Black tea 1 organic egg sugar to sweeten Method Heat the milk and tea until it comes to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. In a bowl,…

Ginger, Lemongrass, Lime leaves Spiced Herbal Tea

Somewhat like a chai but so much more rich and without the milk. Ingredients Small piece of fresh ginger, chopped 3 lemongrass sticks, trim the top and bottom, pierced 3 lime limes, crushed 2 pandan leaves, bruised 1/2 stick of Ceylon cinnamon 3 pods of cardamon 3 cloves a pinch of grated nutmeg dark palm…

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