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CHAI HARD: RT Giveaway!
5:16 pm , August 27, 2013 Comments Off on CHAI HARD: RT Giveaway!
We’re giving away two tins of our very own yummy chai! Chai is a black, spicy tea and is centuries old; it plays an important role in many cultures. Ours is Certified Organic, 
Fair Trade, Kosher and from Sri Lanka, using nothing but pure and natural ingredients.

All you have to do to enter is follow @nourishtea on Twitter and retweet a contest tweet to enter!

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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. We hereby release Twitter of any liability. To enter the competition, you must be: (a) a Canadian resident; (b) the age of majority in your Province; (c) follow @nourishtea on Twitter and (d) retweet one of the qualifying tweets. No purchase necessary. The closing date is Sunday, September 1st, 2013, 12:00 am EST. The draw will take place on September 2nd. Prize is not exchangeable for cash or any other prize. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified. Winner will be contacted after the giveaway ends.

 

 

DIY Teacup Candles
4:30 pm , February 15, 2013 Comments Off on DIY Teacup Candles

Revitalize an old teacup and saucer with this easy project!

You will need:

1. Teacup and saucer
2. Microwavable wax (available at most craft stores)
3. A disposable container to heat the wax
4. Candle wicks with metal base (slightly taller than the top of the cup)
5. Wooden skewers
6. Tape
7. Essential oils (optional)

Directions:

1. Wash and dry the teacup very well.
2. Put the wick in the centre of the teacup. Pin the top of the wick in between two wooden skewers. Wrap the tape around each side making sure the wick is pinched securely.
3. Heat the wax according to the instructions on the package. Once heated, add a few drops of scented oil and stir quickly using a wooden skewer or plastic spoon.
4. Pour the wax into the teacup.
5. Trim wick to 1/4″
6. Let sit until the wax is cool and solid.

Hint: this candle would make a great gift for a tea or craft lover!

Scrumptious Scones
10:12 am , February 2, 2013 1

Tea and scones. Has there ever been a more perfect pair?

These rich cream scones are a must bake for your low tea party! (How to host a tea party click here)

 

You will need:

  • 1 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling and cutting
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups cold heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers. (The largest pieces should be the size of small peas.) With your fingertips, flatten butter pieces into small disks. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until butter is very firm, about 20 minutes.
  2. Combine cream and vanilla in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture with a wooden spoon until almost absorbed and dough just comes together. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface; roll out into an 8-by-10-inch rectangle. With a short side facing you, fold rectangle into thirds, as you would a letter. Rotate dough a quarter turn clockwise. Repeat rolling out, folding, and rotating dough 2 more times. With floured hands, pat out dough to a 1 1/4-inch thickness, and cut out as many rounds as possible with a floured 2 1/4-inch round biscuit cutter. Gather scraps, reroll once, and cut out more rounds (you should have a total of 12).
  3. Place scones 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush tops with cream, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool on sheets. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook’s note: Scones keep, wrapped in plastic, for 1 day.

What nourishtea would you pair these scones with? Tweet us @nourishtea.

(Recipe via Martha Stewart)

Tea for two, Two for tea
12:42 pm , January 31, 2013 1

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so treat your Swee’TEA’ to a romantic tea party for two.

Here’s how:

  1. Set the mood with soft lighting, music and flowers.
  2. Spare no details in setting the table just right. May we suggest sprinkling rose petals over the table and using your finest tea set.
  3. Tempt them with a treat. No dessert spells out ‘romance’ quite like chocolate covered strawberries (Recipe here)
  4. And of course, prepare a pot of their favourite nourishtea.

With such special treatment, your Valentine is sure to melt!

Happy Valentine’s Day tea lovers.

Lemon Wheels
1:12 pm , January 22, 2013 Comments Off on Lemon Wheels
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A lemon wheel is the best way to infuse your cup of tea with lovely lemon flavour.

Unlike a wedge, the wheel will float in your cup and enhance your nourishtea with every sip.

Cut both ends off of the lemon, and begin to thinly slice horizontally across the fruit. Don’t slice the lemons too thin, or they won’t present very nicely.

If you’re hosting others, arrange lemon wheels on a silver tray, with a small fork for serving. Remember to remove any seeds with a paring knife.

Do you take lemon with your tea? Tell us on twitter @nourishtea.

Photo by Tom Tolkien

Warm Holiday Wishes
10:11 am , December 25, 2012 Comments Off on Warm Holiday Wishes

From our cup to yours; wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!

Cheers,
Your friends at nourishtea