Ceylon and Vanilla Cupcakes and Win Goodies from We Are Tea

We Are Tea are a London-based, independent, ethical, multi-award-winning tea business attempting to do things a little differently. They follow a simple philosophy – they ethically source exceptional whole-leaf teas from artisan producers around the world and hand-pack them right here in the UK. They sent me one of their funky tea infusers and a couple of their flavoured teas to try out.

 

WeAreTea Super Berry Tea

 

The super berry tea smells incredible as soon as you open the bag – it contains a mix of hibiscus, rosehip, apple pieces, orange peels and red berries. It is naturally caffeine free and tastes as good as it smells! It is so easy to make using their infuser – you simply pop a teaspoon or two into the pot, allow it to brew for a minute or two, then pop the infuser onto your cup, and as if by magic the tea comes out!

 

WeAreTea Ceylon and vanilla

 

They also sent me some of the Ceylon with vanilla, black tea carefully scented with real vanilla. The smell is incredible and the vanilla adds a subtle sweetness to the delicious black tea. As soon as I smelt it I knew I wanted to try baking with it. I have made cupcakes flavoured with Earl Grey before and thought that this blend would add a delicious flavour. I used the infuser with hot milk this time, and allowed it to sit for half an hour to infuse as much flavour as possible into the milk – then used it in the cupcakes.

 

Ceylon and vanilla cupcakes

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Ceylon and Vanilla Cupcakes
 
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Cupcakes flavoured with black tea and vanilla
Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 110g butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 110g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 60ml tea infused milk
  • 140g softened butter for the icing
  • 280g icing sugar
Instructions
  1. Cream together butter and sugar
  2. Beat in the eggs
  3. Stir through the flour and baking powder, and 2 tbsp of the infused milk.
  4. Pop into 12 cupcake cases and bake at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool completely before icing with buttercream made by:
  6. Beat together the icing sugar, softened butter and 2 tbsp of the infused milk until smooth.
  7. Ice the cakes and enjoy!
 

Both the teas I have tried have been packed with flavour, and the handy infuser makes it so easy to make. We Are Tea have given one of my readers a chance to win their own infuser, along with some of their delicious English Breakfast Tea, enter via the rafflecopter box below, and good luck!

Love Miss Cisco XXX

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Terms and Conditions:- The draw closes at midnight on the  01/06/16 . Open to over 18s and UK residents only. Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative. Winner will be drawn at random from correct entries. Invalid or incorrect entries will be removed. The winner will be drawn within 72 hours of the competition ending and notified via email. Rocknrollmum is not responsible for the delivery of this prize which will be supplied directly by the sponsors. 

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12 Comments

  1. May 11, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    OMG, I need to make these cupcakes. I am a total tea monster and love trying new teas

  2. Jo Hutchinson
    May 11, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    This looks brilliant.

  3. May 12, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Those cupcakes sound delish! And there is something about loose teas that is so pretty, we have several in our kitchen.

  4. May 12, 2016 / 9:33 am

    You are so good at baking – always having tasty treats on your blog. I’d say ‘nice pairing’ to put them with tea!!

  5. May 13, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Hm….what a great combination! Would love to try them out! 🙂

  6. May 15, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Your cakes sound amazing and I love the sound of the berry tea – definitely one I need to try x

  7. May 16, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Sounds like a really interesting combination in a cupcake, this is possibly more for the wife than me.

  8. May 16, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Tea in cupcakes? Haven’t tried that but willing to give it a go

  9. May 18, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Cupcakes, vanilla, and tea?! What’s not to like! A perfect combination 🙂

  10. May 18, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I’m not a fan of tea. I’ve never thought about using it in cupcakes; next time someone buys me a gift box of flavoured tea, I’ll know what to do with it!

  11. May 31, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    This sounds amazing!

  12. June 6, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Ceylon tea is one of my favourite black teas, such a smooth creamy taste and perfect for flavouring. I bet the vanilla tea was heavenly. Such a great idea to use it for flavouring cakes!

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