You lift a delicate tea cup to your lips and watch the steam rise.
I have long been a fan of tea. While you may see more coffee recipes on this site, my first true love is tea.
Pure and simple is how I like it, with maybe a touch of honey or stevia. I don’t even add milk, even if it is very unBritish of me for, as a women of English, Irish, and Scotish decent…
Occasionally tea will slip into a “fancy” drink like my Raspberry Hot Cocoa but not often as of yet. This spring there are a few recipes that
might will change that. So stay tuned!
I grew up an herbal tea drinker aside from a glass or two of iced black tea at my Grandma Stanley’s house each summer. Peppermint and chamomile were the only “teas” for me!
That all changed when I moved to Mexico and my dear British Candian friend introduced me to “Lady Grey Tea”. At that moment, the world of teas was transformed for me and I became an Earl and Lady Grey tea connoisseur.
There is hardly a day I don’t drink it. Since then Earl Grey has even shown up in my sorbet.
I wouldn’t be Katie Mae if I didn’t create tea blends. So I decided it was high time I started making my own Earl Gery because why not…? 🙂
Learning how to make Earl Grey tea is very simple, you need just two ingredients, black tea (organic is preferred) and high-quality Bergamot essential oil.
How to Make Earl Grey Tea
1 cup black tea
20 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
Pour the tea into a pint sized glass jar. Add the Bergamot essential oil. Screw on the lid and shake vigorously.
Allow to rest for a day or two to before making your first cup of tea.
Steep one teaspoon of tea in water just off a boil for 3-5 minutes.
What is your favourite type of tea?