This book is all about perfect pairings, or how to choose the perfect type or variety of tea to accompany your chosen treat.
Tea is the perfect drink for all times of the day – it will gently kick-start you at breakfast time, keep you going during a busy day, calm or refresh you according to your mood, and allow you to wind down at the end of the day. And, according to author Liz Franklin, the perfect cup needs a little something edible to accompany it.
So, for breakfast how about a cup of Assam leaf tea with a goji berry, chia seed and marmalade muffin, or passion fruit and orange tea with sticky oat breakfast bars. When you are in need of a moment of calm, try olive leaf tea with a couple of pine nut and rosemary cookies or fennel tea with a lemon and almond financier. For something refreshingly different, try pairing a cup of bubble tea with sesame sandcakes or cinnamon-scented black tea with a slice of Caribbean rum cake. Mid-afternoon take a break with white tea and buttery carrot and orange cake or autumn tea with best-ever chocolate brownies. And the chapter on dinner party teas serves silver needle tea with fraises des bois friands and lemon verbena tea with ricotta tart.
Packed with essential information on the huge variety of teas now available, including instructions for making the perfect brew, plus over 50 recipes for cakes and bakes, ‘Tea & Treats’ is the perfect book for tea-drinking aficionados who want to take their brews and bakes to the next level.