While I’ve never admitted to this in public or gone on record. I’ll say it. I am a secret biscuit dunker. There is a simple joy in dunking your biscuit in your morning cup of tea. Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that give us the most pleasure. Things that, no matter what else might be going on in your life provide a pure sensory delight. Dunking biscuits in tea is one of those pleasures. Continue Reading
These days, pairing tea with food food is as important as knowing how to pick a bottle of wine for a delicious meal. The art of pairing tea with food has evolved over the years. Pick the right tea and the culinary experience can be a real delight.
Choosing the tea that goes with your food can be overwhelming experience because of the numerous aromas and flavours. So we put together a basic guide that can help you find the perfect pairing. Continue Reading
I drink almost every type of tea there is. There is green tea for when I have eaten too much, Iced tea on a hot summers day, flavoured tea only when I am visiting my best friend, but black tea is my absolute favourite. There is nothing like a strong cup of black tea, most of the times with just a dash of milk and sometimes with lemon or honey. And in our quest to find tea recipes, we found the black tea cake recipe by Pastry Affair and I just can’t get it out of my mind. Continue Reading
We drink tea everyday but do we take the time to taste the tea and discover each of the aromas and the flavours? Unraveling the incredible variety of tastes, textures and aromas of your favourite tea is a fun way to enjoy the adventure of drinking tea. Continue Reading
The days are getting hotter – cool off with a refreshing twist on a summer classic. Gather rosemary and honey from your garden or farmers’ market. Local produce is the freshest and honey harvested close to home may provide added benefits, including the ability to combat allergies. This trio, combined with Assam tea, tingles your taste buds and refreshes your day.
If this fun drink is on your menu for a party or beach trip, make sure to prepare enough since one taste will have everyone asking for more! Continue Reading
Ever since it started raining outside, I have been craving hot chocolate on weekends. So I thought I will add a little twist to a sinful cup of hot cocoa by adding some loose leaf tea. I found a few recipes online and then zeroed in on trying it with Thurbo Moonlight Darjeeling tea. The natural flavours of honey in the Darjeeling tea complimented the chocolate and spices perfectly. Read on for the recipe: Continue Reading
Tea consumption correlates to higher bone mineral density (BMD) in women, and especially premenopausal women, a new report accepted for publication in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition found. (BMD is a measure of calcium and other minerals in bones, and is a common measure of bone health, an indicator of osteoporosis, and a gauge for the risk of a bone fracture.) Continue Reading
It is with a heavy heart that I announce today’s tea from The Tea Shelf, only heavy because it is the last of their tea samples, clearly I will have to get more! Palampore Kangra Black a second flush black tea from Kangra Valley on the slopes of the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas.