Winnie-the-Pooh used to say: "honey is a funny thing - when it is there it is already not.. " I was thinking the same thing about the new range of Bazilur Teas from European Bazaar Shop North Road Ormond - there is one difference though - when there is no more tea left the music remains and not only in your soul... Served with honey cake from European Bazaar Shop; and Bazilur Tea is served in these cute cups that I adore - Rachel S' yesterday's gift.
SWEET CHEESE AND CHERRY RUSSIAN PIE. BASILUR TEA NEW treats from EUROPEAN BAZAAR shop 535 north road ormond
We continue talking about different coffee drinks as we started in our previous articles.
so much in fashion now is
Numerous houses use the term chai latte to indicate that the steamed milk of a normal cafè latte is being flavoured with a spiced tea concentrate instead of with espresso. Add espresso shots for a "Dirty Chai Latte".
My friend Mai taught me how to make Chai Latte at home but I do not remember a thing... short girl's memory - i do not remember names, events, numbers, letters and something else.... m-m-m-m... don;t remember what... So I decided why dont I look up the recipe and the origins?
It is so easy to make it at home. You probably have nearly everything you need in your cupboards right now. Need: saucepan (yes!) 2 whole black peppercorns 3 green cardamom pods, gently smashed with side of knife 2 tea bags (black very good quality - orange peacock or Assam will do) 1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin 3 whole cloves 1 vanilla bean, scraped and seeds reserved 1 cinnamon stick 1/4 cup of brown or raw sugar 2 1/2 cup of milk, skinny or cream Do: Combine peppercorns, smashed cardamom pods, cloves, ginger, vanilla bean and seeds and cinnamon stick with milk in a small pot. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for five minutes. After five minutes, take off the stove (but keep covered) and let steep for 10 minutes, then add the tea and continue to steep for another five minutes. Pour tea through a fine mesh strainer or a sifter and then add more milk and sugar/honey. Warm up if necessary.
There is even an easier recipe:
Organic black tea leaves (I use a heaped teaspoon per person/cup)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons refrigerated French vanilla nondairy creamer
Whipped topping and ground nutmeg, optional
Place the tea bags, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in the coffee filter of a drip coffeemaker. Add water; brew according to manufacturer's directions.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the milk, brown sugar and creamer. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through and sugar is dissolved. Pour milk mixture into mugs; stir in tea. Dollop with whipped topping and sprinkle with nutmeg if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
COFFEE ARRANGEMENTS with some sweets from European Bazaar Shop North Road Ormond