Children & Tea
When someone asked me to think back to when I first started drinking tea, I had to think. It was in my teen years, but I’m not sure what led me into drinking tea back then. Maybe it was my introduction to “white tea” and “green tea” that tantalized my taste buds. It took me… Continue reading
Recipe – Orange Loaf
I know you all like lemon drizzle cake but for those few people who do not like lemon then try orange drizzle cake instead. 4 oz butter 4 oz caster sugar 2 medium eggs 5 oz Self Raising flour Orange juice Icing sugar and orange juice for the iced topping Oven 180 C, 350 F… Continue reading
Recipe – Coconut Buns
Buns are so versatile, easy to make and easier still to eat with a nice cup of tea. You can, of course, make this mixture into a loaf cake if you would rather. For approximately 30 buns you will need: 8 oz butter (softened) 8 oz Caster sugar 4 medium sized eggs (beaten) 8… Continue reading
PG tips – Flavored Teas!
If you know me, one of my favorite brands of tea to brew is PG Tips. It is usually my go-to tea for whenever I feel like I need a good pick-me-up or something to warm me up in the cold days of winter. It was one of the first British teas I tasted before… Continue reading
Recipe – Cheese Pastries
I do not eat onions, they are bad for my digestion, so I like to make pastry squares with cheese in them, but if you like you can make them with cheese and onions. You can make them large or small, but if you make them small they are very tasty warm from the oven… Continue reading
National Iced Tea Day!
Did you know that June is Iced Tea Month in the United States? While millions of people drink it all year long, it is widely celebrated during this early summer month on June 10th. It’s a good time, too, since iced tea is a very popular drink among Americans, especially in the summer months! About… Continue reading
Recipe – Honey Cake
Are your cakes always sad in the middle? Do you despair of making a good cake that rises? Well fear not, this cake is supposed to be sad in the middle and it never rises that much either! On the other hand it does taste delicious whether hot or cold! You… Continue reading
Recipe – Chocolate Cake or Buns
Back in the 1970’s when we held dinner parties they all seemed to consist of prawn cocktail for starters and Black Forest Gateau for dessert (At least the main course was usually different!)! I, personally, never liked Black Forest Gateau because I am not keen on sickly chocolate but my daughter, Nicola, loves chocolate. In… Continue reading
June Tea of The Month – Sencha Japanese
Quick Blurb: Sencha is Japan’s most popular type of tea. Sencha is traditionally a Japanese green tea that is made from leaves of the Japanese tea bush. In recent years, Sencha teas have been known to be produced in China, South Korea, and other countries. In 1740, a Kyoto tea master named Soen Nagatani developed… Continue reading
June 2015 Tea Of The Month – Huckleberry
Nothing provides more of a unique, delicious taste sensation than Huckleberry Tea. Huckleberries, similar to blueberries, grow wild in the mountainous regions of the Pacific Northwest. Huckleberries grow on a 16″ shrub and are less than 5mm in diameter and contain 10 large seeds. Huckleberry tea is described as a very deep, fruity flavor that… Continue reading
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