A Cup of Tea for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Why the heck am I sharing a tea recipe ? To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee of course! Toby, Jake, and I watched the wet and windy celebrations on the BBC this morning, and I have to say I’m constantly amazed at how nothing can dampen (no pun intended) the spirits of the British. Cucumber sandwiches, tea, biscuits, and Victoria Sponge were served in torrential rain. Royalists flanking the river Thames smiled from ear to ear, waving Union Jack flags cocooned in foul weather gear. Royal artists commissioned to paint the scene of the Queen and Co. on the Royal barge were protected by red, white, and blue umbrellas, but their canvases took on a fuzzy, impressionistic slant due to the excess moisture. Oh, England. How I love thee.
Earl Grey Tea
enough boiled, filtered water to fill a tea cup
1 earl grey tea bag
organic soy milk (or try dairy, almond, or oat milk)
tsp agave syrup (raw honey, organic sugar)
1. Put the kettle on (or a pan of water) to boil. Pour into a tea cup. Add the tea bag and steep for 2 minutes (or 3 if you like it very strong). Remove the tea bag with a spoon. Add your choice of milk and sweetener, and stir. Serve with your favorite biscuits and enjoy.
If you fancy a bit of baking here are two recipes:
Victoria Sponge: http://foodforvitality.com/victoria-sponge/
Oatmeal Cookies for Little Monsters: http://foodforvitality.com/oatmeal-and-raisin-cookies-for-little-monsters/