Monday, June 28, 2010

400 Year Old Tea Grinder

Cream Tea: Do You Know What It Is?

A cream tea, Devonshire tea or Cornish cream tea is tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream (or in some instances whipped cream), and jam. Cream teas are offered for sale in tea rooms throughout Great Britain (especially the South West of England) and rest of the Commonwealth, or wherever someone wants to give an impression of British influence. In North America it is promoted as a typically British afternoon snack.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Matcha Ice Cream

You can easily make your own delicious green tea matcha ice cream at home, just follow this super simple recipe, and you’ll be enjoying this green frozen treat in no time!
1/2 cup whole milk

1/3 cup raw evaporated cane sugar

Pinch sea salt

3 egg yolks

3 tablespoons sifted Matcha powder blended with 1/8 cup water to form a smooth paste

1 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

Scald milk mixture over low heat, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar, then remove from the heat. In a small mixing bowl whisk the three egg yolks lightly.
Slowly pour 1/4 of hot milk into egg yolks, whisking as you go, then add the yolk mixture back into the remaining hot milk. Heat and stir constantly, over low heat until the mixture thickens a little. Remove from heat and pour back into mixing bowl.
Combine the matcha paste, cream and vanilla and add to the milk mixture. Whisk to blend and cool, then cover tightly and chill thoroughly. Follow the directions on own ice cream maker.

Monday, June 7, 2010

I'm A Little Teapot

How many teapots do you really need? Don't ask people who love to collect them! Teapots have been loved for centuries. Big, little, petite or jumbo - all different styles and colours. Steeped Tea carries the best of the best! Contact me today!