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English Lavender – Sparkling Fizz

June is the season for fields of lavender. Brew batches of lavender sparkling fizz as a mixer for your summer tea cocktails Ingredients 50 heads of fresh English Lavender flowers, cleaned, make sure the lavender has not been sprayed with insecticides and pesticides 300g caster sugar 100g sultanas, chopped 2 liters of freshly drawn filtered…

Earl on the Moor and Lavender Cordial

Lets levage the lavender in your Earl Grey/Earl on the Moor with a summer cordial. Ingredients 300ml freshly drawn and filtered water 100g caster sugar 50 heads/100g of fresh/dried lavender 10g/3 tea bags of Earl on the Moor Method In a saucepan, put the water and sugar and heat gently and stir until the sugar…

Empa-Tea and Ginger-aid – Summer Coolers

Summer cold, when you have been looking forward to warm days all winter. Put an end to any budding summer cold with this easy and refreshing herbal tea cocktail. Ingredients 20g/10 tea bags of Empa-Tea (a lot? believe me you will be glad of it) Zest of 2 lemons 4 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger,…

How to Blend Tea

Be a Blender – The art of blending tea in your home made easy.  Take your favourite black or green tea that’s coming up to its expiry date. Lets start tea blending with small amounts to experiment with and see how you like the taste of it. For ingredients to blend your tea with, step…

Ceylon Jaggery Cake

Moist, sweet, decadent cake that uses up all those little bits of sugar, preserves, nuts and flours that are lying at the back of the cupboard/larder. This can be made as a gluten-free cake as well, alternatives given on the list of ingredients. Ingredients 75g pumpkin (or any preserved fruit that is firm), chopped 100g…

What is Tea Cocktail

Tea cocktail?  Stirred or shaken?! Does the word tea in front of cocktail seem like a ‘strange’ request? Actually it’s not that peculiar at all.  There are many types of tea, flavours and these differences give us extraordinary depth of taste.  Tea is very versatile, it can be infused with cordials, bitters and alcohol. Hot…

Dark Romance Infused Pancakes

Makes 6-8 pancakes Ingredients 1 cup oat flour sifted 2 tbsp of Greek yoghurt 1/4th cup of dark romance tea, brewed 1/4th cup of semi- skimmed or any milk of your choice ½ tsp baking powder 2 tbsp raw honey or sugar 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 1 egg Handful of crushed and mixed nuts…

Types of Tea Bags

Stuffed and bagged.  Ever looked at tea bags and stopped to think about why there are so many types? Surely a tea bag is a tea bag?!  Turns out that not all tea bags are the same.  Not just the actual tea bags but the additional packaging those bags comes in.  What’s in Tea Bags…

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…

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