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.
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!
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.
- 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
- Cream together butter and sugar
- Beat in the eggs
- Stir through the flour and baking powder, and 2 tbsp of the infused milk.
- Pop into 12 cupcake cases and bake at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before icing with buttercream made by:
- Beat together the icing sugar, softened butter and 2 tbsp of the infused milk until smooth.
- 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!
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