I am thrilled that there are so many fans of one of my favorite teas, Earl Grey. From soaps to perfumes to chat rooms, there are many ways to honor this delightful brew. Although I pretty much just drink the tea and call it good, it was interesting to see all the creative ways to add more of it to every area of your life, here are some of the ones that jumped out at me:
ShopTerrain.com for Earl Grey scented candles.
Eat the tea!
This is one of Martha Stewart’s ideas:
Earl Grey Tea Cookies
2 cups flour
2 tbsps finely ground Earl Grey tea leaves (from about 4 bags)
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp orange zest, finely grated
Whisk together flour, tea, and salt in a bowl. Beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar, and orange zest on medium speed until pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Reduce speed to low and gradually mix in flour mixture until just combined. Divide dough in half. Transfer each half to a piece of parchment paper and shape into logs. Roll in parchment to 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Freeze until firm (1 hour). Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut logs into 1/4 inch thick slices. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment (I skip the parchment). Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 5 days.
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I’m dying to try this, it’s somehow made without the traditional Oil of Bergamot.
“When brewed, it imparts an exquisite red-orange hue that calls to mind dawn’s finest moments.”-Numi Organic Tea
Earl Grey is to be enjoyed early in the morning… does not the above quote make you into a morning person? Inspired by Chin’s Thirty-Three Moments of Happiness, (http://www.mindpowernews.com/AhHappiness.htm,) Earl Grey tea is definitely on my list :).