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Mint and Lime Iced Tea

Herbal Infusion/Tea Lime is more commonly used in Sri Lanka than lemons. This is a drink for summer days usually but I do have it in winter as a mixer. Ingredients Large bunch of lemon/pineapple/chocolate mint 4/5 limes, juice and zest sugar to sweeten and ice Method Blitz all the ingredients (apart from the zest)…

Tamarind, Turmeric, Lemon Balm

Herbal Tea/Infusion This has all five tastes in one drink AND you can have it hot or cold. Ingredients 2 tablespoon tamarind paste (if you find the sweet version, use that) 100g fresh turmeric, chopped 2 lime leaves 50g of lemon balm 50g dark palm sugar Method Place all the ingredients in a pan with…

Turmeric, Ginger and Lime

Herbal Tea/Infusion Generations of Sri Lankans chop, cut and sprinkle fresh turmeric and ginger for its many healing and health properties. Use the fresh stuff, its lighter and a fantastic way to start your day. Ingredients 100g turmeric root 50g fresh ginger 1 lime, juice 2 tablespoon of honey Zest of 1 lime Method Wash,…

How I Raised My Visibility by being a Panellist

Sharing stories, finding connections in our common search and offering and taking a helping hand.  Where we start on the entrepreneurial path, the in-between times and the direction we are aiming for can be vastly different from each other.  It’s the successes, joys and highs to the challenges, questions, pitfalls and sometimes despair on this…

How to Make Herbal Tea

Tea that can be customised to your tastes. That’s what home made herbal teas are. The hot stuff is made gently.  There are two ways of making herbal tea; an infusion and the other is decoction.  An infusion is like making ordinary tea; you steep leaves, flowers or tender steams of herbs.  Whereas a decoction…

Vadai

Savoury pairing with tea is as common as sweet pairing. Vadai is gluten-free and when just as it comes out of the frying pan or oven, its irresistible. Ingredients 250g urad dhall 2 green chillis, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, finely grated 1 large onion, finely chopped few curry…

Pumpkin Chai

Sunny, spicy and warm. Quick and easy recipe for the autumn Ingredients 100ml oats/almond/dairy milk 120ml of filtered water  1 teabag Chai Half a stick of Ceylon cinnamon 1 teaspoon of pureed pumpkin Sugar to taste Method In a pan, warm the milk and water with the Chai tea bag gently. When the milk and…

Over 50

I Launched my Tea Business Why not? Women and men set up a business at 55 or 60 or older than that.  I think experience, wealth of knowledge and the desire to do so trump any concerns.  To be honest, there were/are things to worry about. About 10 years ago, when I was working towards…

Sri Lankan Tea – Ceylon Tea

What is Sri Lankan Tea / Ceylon Tea? If you are going to do one thing, then make that one thing you do the finest. Ceylon Tea, a brand all on its own is recognisable for this long tradition.  This reputation is based on growing and making the best black tea in the world.  This…

Workers in Tea – Tea Plantation Workers

Speciality Tea – Part 7 – Women In the Tea Industry in Sri Lanka The quintessential picture of Ceylon tea is this: Yes, it’s still very much the same, as it has been for more than a century.  This is even more common, (watched over): In of the tea estates that I visited this year…

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