Monday, 23 May 2011

The power of tea - Gladstone quote

"If you are cold,
tea will warm you.
If you are too heated,
it will cool you.
If you are depressed,
it will cheer you.
If you are excited,
it will calm you."

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Henna Cakes

Amazingly beautiful cake decoration on these cakes found via Cozihome, wonder if they are coffee cake under that delicious icing?

Friday, 18 March 2011

Tea wouldn't be the same without cake would it?

And this triple layer, moist, vanilla cake looks especially good, don't you think?

It's one of Rosie's cakes from Sweetapolita check out her blog for more delicious baked goods.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Friday, 9 July 2010

Vintage Cups & Saucers - Trevoole Farm

Gorgeous photograph of vintage cups and saucers found via Jane and The Happy Crow,
The photograph was taken at Trevoole Farm, Cornwall, of course they serve afternoon teas...

Sunday, 4 July 2010

The perfect cup of tea

Like any fresh, high quality food, tea needs to be properly prepared to get the best out of it. When cooking good quality fresh food care needs to be taken - would you boil asparagus for thirty minutes or fry a fillet steak for an hour?
Although tea-making is much more simple than cooking food, it is still worth paying attention to a few important details including water temperature, amount of leaf, steeping time and the size of the teapot you use.
There are a few general rules which one might like to bear in mind:
The larger the amount of leaf, the stronger the infusion
The longer the infusion time the stronger the tea
Different teas require different temperature water: boiling water may scold delicate green and white teas
Small teapots are preferable because the strength of the infusion can easily be controlled. Large teapots both allow the flavour of the tea to dissipate and the leaves to stew.
taken from from the Jing website, who stock over 80 blends of tea for more info check out their infusion guide.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Decorated Cookie

Gorgeous decorated cookie by SweetAmbs