A Sip of Tea
The months of November and December have passed rather quickly for us. When times are good, we would be busying ourselves with the Christmas orders, new recipes, and the gradual build-up of activities and outings as school classes end.
Thinking back, I am quite sure that time slows when we take a while to do the things we love. Taking pleasure in leisurely things. Thinking about the plans ahead. Starting the days with refreshing mornings.
Some time ago, we kept a tin of Twinning’s earl grey leaves at home. Just for the time when we need it. My family loves it. We would steep a scoop of loose leaves in a teapot, sieve the tea leaves out, and leave the fresh tea for anyone to take and have it their own way. With milk, sugar, a latte style or just on its own. The clear plain tea tastes mild, and not as harsh as some others. And lightly scented with bergamot. Feels really simple but good. That’s what I like about such teas.
Then we thought that we could use earl grey for our nuts too. Just like tea-infused ice-cream, puddings and cakes. So I took some walnuts, almonds, macadamias and hazelnuts, adding in earl grey tea and a touch of lavender. I popped them off in the oven, which makes them bake and stick together for great bite-sized jumbled-up-nut chunks.
Well, it turned out to be not easy at all. The recipe wasn’t done in a few attempts. We almost thought it was impossible. But it turned out rather delightful.
Earl Grey Chunks was launched on the shelves in August 2012. Some have have commented how distinctive this is. Appreciate it and thank you friends! Hope you too, have tasted it and it turned out well.
We are thinking of putting the recipe away for some time, as the other recipes bake their way out of the oven. These plans are still in eliberation. We’re still finding out too.