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Christmas Tea
Four recipes to go with the ingredients in this week's box.

Make your own Christmas Tea

by on December 21st, 2012

Canton Tea Club Week 12

Quite an assortment of high grade ingredients in your Tea Box this week. They include:

Organic Assam Black Tea
Cocoa Nibs
Liquorice root
Coconut
Cardamom
Cinnamon or Ginger
Orange Pieces
Almonds

Make your own Christmas Tea

This is the opportunity to be a little creative, explore some interesting flavour combinations and make your own Christmas Blend. It can be fun – ask Ali (see last week’s blog.) We reckon even if you have highly sophisticated taste in tea, you’ll be surprised when you add a dash of this and sprinkle of that – just how good it can taste. Keep it subtle to start with. Take the cocoa nibs – nibble a few in their raw state and you’ll get a sense of the base, dark chocolate notes they’ll add – and the liquorice always gives a softer, sweeter flavor.

Of course if you’re not prepared to adulterate a good Assam with this exotica, we suggest you indulge some less tea-savvy folk instead this Christmas. Create a hand-blended Signature Tea for someone who will appreciate the gesture – your mother, your children?

And if none of that appeals, save it till New Year’s Eve, boil up the lot with some red wine and a dash of brandy to kick off a good party.

Here are some of our own sweet recipes to get you going:

THE BOUNTY BAR
Less sweet, more grown-up but extremely moreish at teatime. Close your eyes and think of Paradise.
Assam 3-4g
Cocoa nibs 1g
Coconut 1g
Liquorice 1g

THE CHRISTMAS CUP
Spicy, warming and festive
Assam 3-4g
Orange pieces 2g
1 x cardamom pod
Cinnamon/ ginger 1g
Liquorice 1g

THE ALMOND SLICE
Deliciously smooth and surprisingly creamy.
Assam 3-4g
Coconut 1g
Almonds 1g

THE KEEN BEAN
Pique the interest of a teen and get them hooked on healthy tea – forever.
Assam 3-4g
Coconut 1g
Almonds 1g
Cocoa nibs 1g
Liquorice 1g
Cardamom pod

4 comments
AndreaChierici
AndreaChierici

I tried today this one: 

Assam 3g

3x Cardamom pods

Orange pieces 2g

Cocoa nibs 1g

It was good, maybe i had tu fill it with more cocoa

AndreaChierici
AndreaChierici

This is amazing, my girlfriend will go crazy with this one!

markporter
markporter

I think this post needs tagging so it appears on the tea club blog page