Category Archives: Lifestyle

Cup of Tea Fruit Loaf Recipe (using Piña Colada tea)

Who doesn’t like a fruit loaf? This recipe is so easy to make and is a great accompaniment to any morning or afternoon tea! Ingredients: 250g sultanas 250g currants 250g caster sugar 375ml cold Pina Colada 1 free-range egg 500g self-raising flour 1tsp mixed spice 1tsp grated nutmeg you will need  900g loaf tin, lined […]

Almond Macarons with Rooibos Infused Chocolate Ganache

INGREDIENTS Macarons 100g ground almonds 160g icing sugar 3 egg whites 50g sugar ​Ganache 100g 70% chocolate in chips or finely chopped 140mL 35% cream 6g of Rooibos leaves in a DIY Tea Bag METHOD Macarons Mix the ground almond and the icing sugar and pass through a sieve, place in a mixing bowl and make a well. […]

Chai Green Tea Infused Apple Chutney

Ingredients 2 large tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup orange juice 4 Tbsp Chai Green tea in a Tea Sock. Method Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir well. Ensure tea sock or infuser of Chai is covered by ingredients. Bring […]

Turkish Delight Tea Infused Strawberry Jam Recipe

Ingredients 500g strawberries, washed, hulled and chopped 1 ½ cups sugar Juice of 1 lemon 6g of Turkish Delight tea in a Paper Filter Pouch Method Place strawberries into a 3-litre capacity heatproof microwave-safe bowl such as Pyrex. Add sugar and the lemon juice plus the paper filter pouch of Turkish Delight tea. Microwave, uncovered, for […]

Maccha Green Tea Macarons Recipe

Ingredients: Macaron 100g almond powder 180g powdered sugar 10g Maccha green tea powder 100g egg white 40g granulated sugar Butter Cream 100g butter, unsalted 5g green tea powder 1 tbsp warm water 50ml milk 2 egg yolks 50g granulated sugar Method: Macaron Mix almond powder, powdered sugar and green tea, sieve twice and cool in […]

Mothers’ Day High Tea Ideas & Recipes

Long gone are the days where hand-made popsicle stick jewellery boxes and macaroni necklaces cut the mustard as Mothers’ Day gifts. However, that’s not to say that mum wouldn’t still adore something you’ve gone to the trouble of making yourself. Put some basic culinary skills to work to create a simple yet gorgeous high tea […]

Earl Grey Buttercream for Earl Grey Macarons

INGREDIENTS 80g caster sugar 25g water 1 whole egg 1 egg yolk 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4c unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature 1 tsp earl grey tea, chopped into fine pieces METHOD In a small pot, bring sugar and water to a boil. Occasionally stir the mixture and continue heating the sugar until […]

Tea Brewing Tips

How much tea should I use? Generally to make 1 standard cup (200ml) of tea use approximately 2 grams (1 teaspoon) of tea. This can vary with each individual cup size and the actual leaf size can have some influence on how much tea is used. Tea brewing is a very personal thing and there is no exact […]

Sore Throat Tea Recipe

We all get a sore throat from time to time so here is a tasty tea recipe for you to try. The honey helps to soothe your throat and the lemon helps to reduce the swelling. Green tea, such as jasmine, contains natural Vitamin C so you have the trifecta in the combined ingredients. Ingredients:  […]

Autumn Spice – withered leaves were never this lovely

Autumn has officially arrived, and with it comes the uncertainty of how many layers to wear each day and carrying a cardigan around just in case. So after a long day of putting on and taking off a cardigan, all you want to do is sit back in your temperature-controlled home, watch the leaves fall […]

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