Recipe – Orange Tuile Biscuits

Looking through an old recipe book of my Mother's for something tasty to make I came across these biscuits.  They always looked impressive after they had been wrapped round the rolling pin and they do taste nice. You will need: 3 large egg whites 4 oz icing sugar 4 oz plain flour Finely grated zest …

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Tea, North African Style

What comes to mind when you think of drinking tea probably has a lot to do with how and where you were brought up. For those of us here in the United States "tea" is as likely as not to conjure up an image of a sweetened black preparation in a tall glass with ice …

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Pouring Tea Like a Moroccan Waiter

Many years ago I had one of the most memorable dining experiences of my life and one that, as a tea drinker, has stayed with me decades past. It was a Moroccan restaurant serving up delicious foods. The most impressive thing, though, was the serving of the tea, so every once in a while I …

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Mint Tea

What is Mint? Mint is a flowering plant that grows in many areas of the world, its leaves are often prized for their sweet and cooling scent and flavor.  Mint leaves are often infused in boiling water to produce a flavorful drink known as a tisane, or are added to tea leaves to produce a flavored …

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Tea and the Madness of Morocco

Life may be cheap, and so is this tea. Not in a bad way at all, just very reasonably priced at $2.50 for four ounces of delicious tea. I’m talking about Moroccan Madness from the English Tea Store, the fine sponsors of this blog. Usually, Moroccan mint teas are a blend of mint and gunpowder …

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Peppermint Tea

by Lisa Richardson [reposted from our sister blog] Peppermint tea is a refreshing drink that many tea lovers adore. It is made a variety of ways, including from peppermint leaves or from blending peppermint with traditional tea blends. Sometimes, spearmint is also used, giving a different minty taste to the tea. Peppermint tea is sometimes just …

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