The recipe for making chocolatey gifts | Baking the seasons 

… made it from the recipe in the book). By toasting stale rye breadcrumbs, you get a crunch in the middle of these chocolate pieces that is completely addictive. Always start with good quality chocolate, as it is the star in both these recipes. For the Earl Grey truffles, I have chosen one of my favourite combinations for a ganache-based truffle, but the truth is you could steep almost anything in cream to make your own bespoke treats. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, …

Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven : The Salt : NPR

By Allison Aubrey | July 7, 2015   A quartet of tea-infused treats. Clockwise from left: Pastry chef’s Naomi Gallego’s old-fashioned doughnuts, flavored with Earl Grey; chocolate custard infused with jasmine tea, topped with a whipped cream ganache with a bit of lemon; berry scones with a hint of black berry tea; and blue French-style macarons made with lapsang souchong. Allison Aubrey/NPR One secret to a long life may be …

Push boundaries of flavor by cooking with tea | The Seattle Times

By Sarah Gish | June 1, 2015 The bright citrus flavor of Earl Grey tea amps up the fresh flavor of this soba noodle salad, which is perfect for a picnic. (TAMMY LJUNGBLAD/TNS) Recipes for Earl Grey Soba Noodle Salad, Smoky Tomato Soup with Parmesan Thyme Crisps, Green Tea Sesame Shortbread Cookies and Ginger-Mango Green Tea Smoothie. Annelies Zijderveld was working in marketing for California-based Mighty Leaf Tea when she realized that …

Let’s have a good old natter about the international tea leaf conspiracy | dailytelegraph.com.au

From The Sunday Telegraph | May 10, 2015  Turns out the English breakfast tea is, well, not so English these days. All I wanted was a nice cup of tea. English breakfast tea, because it’s always a safe choice. It doesn’t taste like perfume and water like Earl Grey, or mud, dirt and twigs like lapsang souchong. No, you know where you are with a cup of English breakfast tea. Except I have just discovered it turns out you don’t know …

Rooibos Tea: The Myth and the Magic | Bay Area Bites | KQED Food

By Lisa Landers | May 1, 2015 A rooibos chai tea blend. (Lisa Landers) I’m not a coffee drinker, but I do love my tea. For years I greeted each day with a steaming mug of Earl Grey tea by my side. In the afternoon I would make another pot of black or green tea, sipping my way through the rest of the workday. But when I started having trouble sleeping a few years ago, I cut out almost all caffeine — with the exception of small amounts …