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So, I decided to experiment with candy making and matcha! English toffee is pretty much the simplest candy recipe, and I thought the butteriness would pair well with matcha. The issue is that candy is HOT when you make it, well over boiling water temperatures. And matcha can scorch easily, so I was really worried it would end up burnt-tasting.

I decided to add the matcha (1 1/2 teaspoons) right after it’d reached toffee temperature and I took it off the heat. I mixed it in as quickly as possible and poured it out to cool. One hour later, toffee success! The matcha didn’t burn at all, and in fact I think I could have used less. The matcha flavor is sooo good, and you can definitely taste the Bavarian Cream. Possibly the best toffee I’ve ever made! I’m thinking of whipping up a batch of gingerbread matcha toffee for the 12 Days of Christmas swap. Or maybe eggnogg!

Denise @ Nature's Tea Leaf

That sounds absolutely delicious!!

Alphakitty

It was really good, and so easy! I love baking & cooking with tea.

DaisyChubb

Yes pls o_o yummm

Nik

Mmmmmmmmm…

LiberTEAS

Um… I might be a little biased given that I’m part of that swap, but, I’d say you definitely SHOULD whip up said batch.

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Denise @ Nature's Tea Leaf

That sounds absolutely delicious!!

Alphakitty

It was really good, and so easy! I love baking & cooking with tea.

DaisyChubb

Yes pls o_o yummm

Nik

Mmmmmmmmm…

LiberTEAS

Um… I might be a little biased given that I’m part of that swap, but, I’d say you definitely SHOULD whip up said batch.

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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