Mushroom and tea bolognese

mushroom and tea bolognese

 With my apologies to Italy, this recipe makes no pretense at being an authentic dish, rather, it is essentially a combination of two recipes from the recipe book “Cooking on a Bootstrap” by the brilliant, inspirational Jack Monroe (follow her on twitter @BootstrapCook or on Instagram @JackMonroe). This is the best recipe book I’ve come across in a … Read more Mushroom and tea bolognese

It’s Black Tea Friday! Our top black teas for November 2019

black tea friday

Black Friday is here again! In order to celebrate Black (Tea) Friday on 29th November, during November we’ve been posting a daily black tea of the day on our twitter feed with the hashtag #blackteaoftheday.  There are some classic plain black teas here, as well as some autumnal choices that incorporate warming spices and fruit … Read more It’s Black Tea Friday! Our top black teas for November 2019

Is black tea good for you? How can I find reliable tea health facts?

black tea health benefits

This question: “Is tea good for you?” is the one I am asked most often. As a lifelong lover and drinker of tea, I would say “of course tea is good for you!” But, as a scientist (I trained as a nutritional biochemist. Read more about me and my background here), I would say “it … Read more Is black tea good for you? How can I find reliable tea health facts?

Recipe: Tea-marbled eggs

tea marbled egg with shell removed

This recipe is a reasonably authentic example of Chinese culinary tea. The egg is hard-boiled, then lightly cracked and soaked in a mixture containing tea which imparts the marbling effect. I say “reasonably authentic” because the original recipe calls for Lapsang Souchong, which imparts a delicately smoky flavour, but as this was my first attempt … Read more Recipe: Tea-marbled eggs