4 Aug 16

Matcha tea

If you’ve never had Matcha before it’s a special type of powdered green tea from Japan. It has quite a distinctive almost savory flavour. It’s made by grinding down specially grown and picked tea leaves with a stone mill. In Japan you’ll find this type of tea everywhere – from western style coffee shops to traditional tea houses. To me it is the taste of Japan and it’s incredibly morish once you get the hang of preparing it.

matcha tea

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29 May 15

The joy of tea

Tea is such a major thing in our house, somehow its a great year-round drink from refreshing in summer to comforting in winter. Sometimes I wonder how anyone got things done before tea was discovered!

It’s a very British thing to love tea quite so much. Somehow it appears in contemporary pop culture quite often from Hitchhikers Guide and the creation of the Impossible Improbability Drive to it’s appearance in Wallace and Gromit cartoons. At the same time though its a very hotly debated topic – brewing in cups vs a teapot, how much milk, and if it should be milk first in the cup or tea first. Honestly it’s a uniquely British ever so slightly polite minefield.
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1 May 13

Lemon iced tea

It seems that spring is finally here and with sunny days ahead I thought I’d practice a bit of iced tea making. I love tea either warm in the winter or cold and refreshing in the summer, I usually end up buying quite a few bottles of it! Making it at home has a number of benefits – not having to pay for a bottle every time you want it, the fresher brewed taste and a lower sugar/sweetener content.
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