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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…

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…

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