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Ceylon Chai and Coconut Granita

Creamy crystals of Ceylon Chai. Sprinkle on your Christmas cake for that creamy chill. Ingredients 750ml coconut milk (higher the fat content the better) 500ml water 270g honey 50g of Ceylon Chai leaves Method In a heavy bottomed pan, place all the ingredients and start on a low flame. Keep stirring and gradually heat until…

Ceylon Chai Bundt Cake

Pairing Ceylon tea with its spices for a special occasion cake. Ingredients 10 tsp/30g/10 Ceylon Chai tea bags 375g self raising flour 330g caster sugar 15g ground mixed spice 4 eggs 375ml milk (whole) 250g butter, melted 2 tsp vanilla extract Method Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 3-litre capacity bundt pan. Place the…

Earl on the Moor Doughnuts with Brown Butter Glaze

Fizz in your Earl Grey tea. This is a surprisingly light doughnut recipe, is it the lemonade? Ingredients 125ml of sparkling lemonade 2 tsp (5g) of Earl on the Moor tea leaves 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract 335g of plan flour and a little extra for dusting 75g caster sugar 10g dry yeast 4…

Christmas Cocktail

Time to get the cocktail shakers out for Santa and the festivities!! Ingredients 5 unwaxed lemons 2 oranges 480g sugar 350ml golden rum 175ml apricot liqueur 150ml lemon juice 100ml orange juice 500ml of Earl on the Moor, brewed for 10-15 minutes Method Zest the lemons and oranges and put these and the sugar into…

Chai Brulee Tarts

Rich, creamy and spicy Portuguese tarts with Ceylon Chai. The double dosage of spices makes this a great pairing with Ceylon Black tea. Ingredients For the creme brulee: 560ml double cream 4 of our Ceylon Chai tea bags 50g fresh ginger, finely chopped 4 large Ceylon cinnamon sticks, broken into small bits 10 cardamon pods,…

English Afternoon Tea

A quick and easy guide to hosting a tea party.  A traditional English afternoon tea party is essentially a filler between the midday and evening meal. Keep your British tea party as simple as possible so you have time and energy to enjoy it.  Over complicating it just makes it really stressful. Where to Serve…

From Wales to Scotland to London, growing, making and blending teas in the UK

Women in Tea

The hardest thing to do for this piece by MiriamRodell for @WomensWeeklyMag is sending photographs of me. The hands which blend Ceylon tea, that’s needs no thinking about.  Certainly not the tins that the tea blends are sold in.  It’s the ones of me that seem to take ages!   After much deliberation, humming and…

Ceylon Chai Cocktail

Sip your spice in our tea cocktail Ingredients 5g/1 tea bag of Ceylon Chai 200ml white rum/@Seedlip Spice 94 2 tsp lime juice 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp of ginger syrup 200ml @TwelveBelow Pear and Cardamon Garnish – with a stick of Ceylon cinnamon/float a star anise/wedge of orange Method Chai Infusion – Leave…

The Earl’s Punch

Grown up punch that has all the complexities as an alcoholic tea cocktail. There is an alcoholic version too, its gotta be done! Ingredients 4/5 sweet oranges 200g of sugar 6g/2 tea bags of Earl on the Moor 6 dashes of @Seedlip Spice 94 2 tsp of fruit vinegar 400ml of @TwelveBelow Rhubarb and Ginger…

Quick Cocktail

The quickest and easiest tea cocktail to make. Use up that bit of tea sitting in the back of your tea cupboard. Ingredients 6g/2 tea bags of light green tea/jasmine green tea/white tea 400ml of filtered water, boiled 200ml @TwelveBelow Apple and Garden Mint Garnish – slices of cucumber Alcoholic version – add 2 shots…