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Hokay you guys. Okay. Okay. I can’t even putinto words what i did with this tea last night. Okay?! Deep breaths.

So I wanted to try making tea cookies, with tea infused butter. I chose this tea because a black tea seemed smart for the first try. Oh my god. DO IT. Okay I digress, I chose a simple Whipped Shortbread recipe because it would totally allow the flavour to come through if I did it right. (I used 1 cup margarine, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 3/4 cup flour).

To make the butter (margarine because I’m cheap) it’s just one tablespoon of loose tea to every tablespoon of butter. In my case, I eye balled it and used way more than I should have because it was my first time, but the flavour was over the top so you don’t need to use that much!

Anyways, the smell of the butter was just.. honey and raspberry and I wanted to eat the leaves right then and there. But I made the cookies. And they were amazing, I can’t even describe in this super long rating. SO – got a cheap black tea that is bitter or meh? Make cookies.

I’ll be sending this out at a sample to a few people, so if it’s meh to you too, give a recipe a try!

Edit: If I knew an cheap and safe way to send these to each and every one of you, I would in a heatbeat. I have plans now for blazing strawberry cookies with a little bit of pepper and strawberries in the mix

Ashley Bain

I want to try this!!

Ashley Bain

I bought a bag of organic shortbread cookie mix a while ago that’s still yet to be made, maybe I should throw some tea in.

DaisyChubb

Absolutely! Do you have to add butter or milk to it? Whatever it is, put tea in it and your life will be changed.

Ashley Bain

yep – a LOAD of butter.

DaisyChubb

Perfect.
here’s the recipe I used to help with the butter infusing! I just poured my butter through a paper Tsac to strain the tea from the butter and I found it worked pretty well. You could prob also use a metal strainer or a paper towel or something!
http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2010/05/baking-with-tea-how-to-get-flavor-of.html

Ashley Bain

thankyou!! I looove cooking. I’m totally making tea infused shortbread cookies today. Now to decide which tea to use.

DaisyChubb

Ah tell me all about it when you’re done!
Melt in your mouth goodness

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Ashley Bain

I want to try this!!

Ashley Bain

I bought a bag of organic shortbread cookie mix a while ago that’s still yet to be made, maybe I should throw some tea in.

DaisyChubb

Absolutely! Do you have to add butter or milk to it? Whatever it is, put tea in it and your life will be changed.

Ashley Bain

yep – a LOAD of butter.

DaisyChubb

Perfect.
here’s the recipe I used to help with the butter infusing! I just poured my butter through a paper Tsac to strain the tea from the butter and I found it worked pretty well. You could prob also use a metal strainer or a paper towel or something!
http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2010/05/baking-with-tea-how-to-get-flavor-of.html

Ashley Bain

thankyou!! I looove cooking. I’m totally making tea infused shortbread cookies today. Now to decide which tea to use.

DaisyChubb

Ah tell me all about it when you’re done!
Melt in your mouth goodness

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You can call me Daisy.

I’m a 24 year old (not so budding) thespian – just moved to the Maritimes from the Saskatchewan Prairies. I’m way too polite, aka Proud to be a Canadian. I love it here by the water – it must remind me of tea or something ;)

My favourite tea companies are DavidsTea and Verdant Tea. They please my palette in different ways – and I love them both for it.

My rating system is as follows:
95-100: I will stock it as soon as I can, if I haven’t already! Permanent collection worthy.

86-95: I would stock this tea if I could, but my collection is just too full to warrant it. But it is that good.

76-85: This is a tasty tea and I will have many cups and share with friends, but won’t go out of my way to keep it stocked.

50-75: It was alright! It was… alright! Not horrible, but I might not re-steep.

25-50: Ew. But I will finish the cup.

1-25: Please no, I want to dump it.


The Steepster community is my safe place. Thank you to all my tea friends!
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