Monday, August 25, 2008

HoneyBush Biscuits

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HoneyBush Biscuits

the most delicious biscuits you'll ever try! Simple easy and enjoy! Just the right hint of honey flavor from the honey bush tea

Prep Time: 20-30 min
Serving Size: 4-6

  • 2 cup flour
  • 4.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter or olive oil spread
  • 1/3 very strong brew honeybush tea
  • 1/3 buttermilk plus 2 tbsp

Preheat oven 400

mix dry ingredients in bowl

In med bowl, cut up butter into small pieces
gradually mix in tea & buttermilk, careful not to over mix it, you want a flaky type biscuit

add dry ingredients slowly stir constant

If dough has pulled together into one soft ball then it's perfect. If not ass a tad bit more liquid to form that soft dough ball

gently knead on a well floured board or counter
roll out with fingertips to about 1/2 inch thickness or so.. cut into round shapes with cutter or be creative and cut out different shapes..
place on ungreased baking pan or sheet

Optional: sprinkle top of biscuit prior to baking with some honeybush tea crumbs from brewing if so desired

bake approx 12-15 mins depending on your oven until the top is slightly golden

serve warm and enjoy with your favorite tea!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lemon Sonata Dessert

Lemon Sonata Dessert

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A delicious summer must have dessert, great anytime especially those BBQs. Very light. Perfect for any occasion even tea time!

Prep Time: 20-30 minutes
chill until set
Serving Size: 8-12

  • 1 box lemon pudding/pie filling mix
  • 1 cup VERY strongly brewed Ceylon Sonata Tea
  • 1/2 box graham crackers (honey taste good)
  • 1 package soft cream cheese
  • 1 couple tbl spoonfuls of softly melted butter or margarine
  • 1 tub of cool whipped topping
  • assortment of sliced, crushed nuts if desired (optional)

Spray well a 9x12 baking dish

Finely or to almost fine crush graham crackers in a bowl add soft melted margarine until crumbly. Press into bottom of greased pan

bake 350 just until lightly browned

mix and cook pudding/pie mix in saucepan according to box directions for meringue replacing half the liquid with the brewed tea

let set for a few minutes
while waiting spread cream cheese over graham crackers then spread the filling over it

Spread the whipped cream next then sprinkle the nut mixture as desired

chill until ready to serve


Great with a cuppa Raspberry Lime Ricky garnished with a couple slices of fresh lime!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Pi Lo Chun Spritzer

A delightful cool refreshing summer drink

Prep Time: 5 mins to 1 hour
Serving Size: 1-4

1 cup brewed Pi Lo Chun tea
1 bottle light white, or blush wine of your choice (or white grape juice or non alcholic)
(even a zifindel flavored wine works great, too)
1 cup 7-up or sprite

top with sherbet (optional)

pour all ingredients into larger glass pitcher with ice, chill about an hour or more and serve


Saturday, June 24, 2006

Herb Chicken

1-2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
2 heaping tbsp chamomile
1 heaping tbsp spearment
1 tsp dill
1 tsp basil
1/2-3/4 cup light miracle whip
1/8 cup 1% milk
olive oil

brew teas together use 1/2 for soaking the chicken
rinse and soak chicken in a med bowl with milk and strongly brewed tea for about mintues

dip into breadcrumbs and fry over med/low heat in olive oil until golden brwon place in buttered baking dish

mix the miracle whip, dill, basil, salt/pepper in a small bowl, add the strongly brewed tea will be like a thick paste use a little milk to thin out as desired pour over the chicken and bake for 20-30 minutes serve with pasta/rice and fresh veggies


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Monkey Yixing Teapot?

I picked this tea pot but I was hoping someone has more info on it then I have.. there's no imprint on the bottom but it does have a tag on it that says

'This teapot is made from purple clay, a substance found only in Yixing, China, prized for it's fine texture and porosity. Purple clay absorbs the flavor and aroma of brewed tea, a desirable quality that increases over time. Beautifully handmade with a red-brown color attained after firing, the highly collectible teapot will be a cherished treasure in your home for many years to come.'

I'ts a small one I'd say one cuppa
there was a small sticker on the bottom that said for decorative purposes only? this is where I'm totally confused? Is it really or isn't it? It probably is a fake knock off since it's not stamp but then again I'm not sure.. It's my first one hoping that someone may know more info and will let me know.


Thursday, June 08, 2006

For Bowel Pain

Rice vinegar tea

This is a very effective tea for relieving pain in the lower bowel. You will need white rice vinegar, which you can buy in Chinese markets.

3-4 teaspoons white rice vinegar
green tea
3 cups (850 ml) water

Put some green tea into a teapot. Bring the water to the boil and pour into the pot. Add 3-4 teaspoons of vinegar and allow to stand for 2-3 minutes before drinking.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

For Diarrhea or Loose Bowels

Mung bean tea

Mung beans are small beans with green skins and yellow flesh. Whole mung beans can be sprouted and the sprouts used in the stir-fries. split mung beans without their skins can be used whole or ground into a fine flour. For this recipe buy pale yellow mung bean flour from Asian stores or grind your own with a pestle and mortar or in a spice or coffee grinder. It is important to use white sugar for this recipe.

tea of your choice
1 teaspoon mung bean flour
3 cups (850 ml) water
white sugar

Put some tea of your choice into a pot with a teaspoon of mung bean flour. Bring the water to a boil and pour into the pot. Add a little sugar if you wish, cover and leave sit for 2-3 minutes before drinking.