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Rose Petal Sugar

This could be an easy, fun activity to do with the children when they are “bored” this summer.With a delicate rose scent and sweetly spiced flavor, this sugar is good in hot tea – whether you mold it in shapes or leave as loose granulated sugar. Utensils 1 Pint Glass or Mason jar with lid…

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The Winner Of the 2019 Tea Cozy Competition

Congratulations goes to this year’s winner – Jessica Andruss of Charlottesville, VA shown here holding the public’s favorite tea cozy – Summer Catnap. “You made a really fun competition and I enjoyed seeing pictures of all the cozies that people had made,” said Jessica. This year we received 53 entries from all over the United…

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Carrot and Clover Cake

Cake Ingredients 8 oz. carrots 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup (heaped) extra- fine sugar 6 white clover flowers (washed & segmented) 2 large eggs 1 3/4 cups self-rising flour Heaped tsp baking powder 1/3 cup milk Frosting Ingredients 2 oz. soft butter 5.25 oz. sifted confectioner’s sugar 3 purple clover flowers (washed & segmented)…

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Gin & Tonic Drizzle Cake

A strong flavored gin is recommended. Sometimes, the cake can take longer than the stated time due to oven temperatures. Keep an eye on it and make sure the tester comes out clean. Cake Ingredients 8 oz. (two sticks) unsalted butter 1 ¼ cups extra fine sugar 2 cups self-rising flour 4 large eggs 1…

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How To Make Tea Infused Gin & Tonic

The British have always been big gin drinkers and the always popular highball cocktail, gin & tonic, has long been a standard drink especially during the summer months. It’s being enjoyed by drink lovers around the world as it enjoyed a resolute renaissance. The juniper elixir is now produced in all corners of the globe…

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Blueberry Basil Frosty

Cheers! Perfect for a summer party or family reunion, our non-alcoholic drink is made even more summery with the addition of blueberries and basil. 4 cups of white tea (we used White Peony) 2 cups Blueberries (reserve about ½ cup of berries for the garnish) 2/3 cup white sugar ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2…

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4 Perfect Iced Tea Recipes For The Summer

Think outside of the box when brewing a batch of iced tea this summer. Here are 4 recipes perfect to quench that summer thirst. 1. Green Tea Sangria Here’s another refreshing drink to cool down with as the temperatures creep into the triple digits. 1 bottle white wine 1 1/2 cups prepared green tea 1/2…

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Chocolate Tiffin

We discovered this treat in a tea shop in Wexford, Ireland. Was intrigued with the name because the only “tiffin” I was familiar with is the India tiffin. During the time of the British Raj, it was used to define the British custom of afternoon tea. It is derived from “tiffing”, an English slang term…

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Curry Shortbread

I had never considered adding curry to cookies, but it’s a delicious combination. The curry powder gives these shortbread cookies a warm, golden color and intriguing, almost savory flavor. So even though these cookies make a great dessert, they are just as good at home with a glass of champagne or a cocktail. Ingredients: 1…

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How To Host An Easy Afternoon Tea

Would you like to host an afternoon tea but don’t have the time or inclination to spent hours in the kitchen? The following menu has been planned around items that are readily available at any supermarket. Just remember that nothing sticky or too moist should be served. Bite size is the right size. Everything should…

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