• TEA BLOG

    How to Make Teacup Candles

    Everyone knows that crafting your own gifts to give to others is an amazing and inexpensive way of showing appreciation. Whether it is for Christmas, a birthday or ‘just because’ – we have the perfect little DIY gift idea that looks elegant and does not break the bank. What you will need: A selection of porcelain teacups (Top Tip: you can find beautiful and super inexpensive vintage teacups in charity shops!) Wax (we recommend soy wax because it burns without smoke, but you can also use paraffin or beeswax). This is also a great opportunity to use up old candle stubs. Wax wicks Wooden skewers Candle-making dyes and scents/essential oils…

  • RECIPES,  TEA BLOG

    Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

    Ingredients For the cupcakes 175g Butter (unsalted) 175g Unrefined golden caster sugar 175g Self-raising white flour 0.25 tsp Baking powder 0.5 tsp Vanilla extract 1 tsp Matcha tea (powder) 3 Egg(s) (free range) (large) For the icing 350g Icing sugar 175g Butter (unsalted) 1 tbsp Water 1 tsp Matcha tea (powder) 1 tsp Vanilla extract Method Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Lightly grease 12 ovenproof teacups or ramekins. Don’t crowd the oven. Tins should never touch the sides or each other. Make sure that you place your baking mixture on the correct shelf as specified in the recipe. It is worth investing in an oven thermometer to check the accuracy of your oven. Beat the unsalted butter…

  • TEA BLOG

    The 5 Best Tea’s To Treat Cold/Flu Symptoms

    At this time of the year, cold and flu bugs are everywhere. Something as simple as a hot cup of herbal tea can give you the calm you crave when feeling under the weather. There are plenty of herbal teas that taste delicious and can help loosen the hold symptoms from a cold or flu infection have on you. The aromatherapy from inhaling steaming herbs soothes irritated sinuses and lungs. The warm liquid encourages a sore throat to relax. And the properties the hot water extracts from the herbs help support your immune system, calm an upset stomach and break up congestion in your nose and chest. 1) Ginger Tea – A…

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