Somebody told me that the cloud beyond seems a rabbit, a white rabbit. And it’s pretty crazy because i notice that for the first time even if i draw it. It’s awesome how the brain work for you more than you think. Another person notice that my Madhatter version seems Bill Murray, and suddenly i imagine how awesome should be Murray playing this character. :D
‘’Pain tends to heal as time passes, but personally I don’t want time to heal my wounds. You may think you can escape the pain and forget it, but that’s nothing more than stagnation. You can’t move forward without the pain.’’ - Ciel Phantomhive
Hello lovelies! 💕 Today I’ll be showing you what my s/o calls a “hug in a mug”. I love to make a cup of this after a long day, for a special treat, or even just because!
I was originally inspired by Starbucks’ London Fog Lattes. But, tbh, I think these taste way better.
You will need:
1 bag of your preferred Earl Grey blend
Culinary grade lavender buds (If you do not grow your own, your local grocery may have it. If not, try Amazon!)
Milk (The type is up to you, but for extra oomph, try vanilla almond milk!)
🌟 Our stove is not working properly at the moment, so I have been making mine in the microwave like a pleb. I also use a separate mug than the one I intend on drinking out of, for steeping.
🌟 Place your tea bag in the mug, along with one teaspoon of lavender buds. Add just enough water to cover the tea bag and stick it in the microwave for 40-50 seconds, depending on the strength/setting you have that sucker on.
🌟 While your tea is doing its thang, in the actual mug you intend to use, pour in your milk to taste. Because I’m a lunatic, I drink mine with a shit ton of the stuff. Go nuts. Just be sure you have enough room for the actual tea. Add one or two teaspoons of vanilla extract to your milk. Again, I am a crazy person, and use two. Give it a quick whirl with a spoon to mix it together.
🌟 By this point, the tea should be ready to come out of the microwave. Be careful, your mug might be hot to the touch. I usually use ceramic mugs, so they tend to feel like Satan made them. Set it aside and cover with a paper towel to give it time to steep.
🌟 While your tea is still taking its sweet time, pop the milk/vanilla blend in the microwave. Another 40-50 seconds, folks! Once that’s done, get that glorious goodness outta there. Next is the fun part.
🌟 CAREFULLY strain your tea into the mug with milk. I’ll use a paper towel as a strainer when my actual one is dirty (Dishes? What are those?). It should catch the buds and tea bag from falling in. At this point, you can either chuck the used tea bag and lavender into recycling, or put it aside to dry out and use in future workings.
🌟 Give your tea a healthy stir, and voila! You made a hug in a mug! This drink is already pretty sweet. However, if it is not quite to your liking, feel free to throw a pinch of sugar in there.
I really hope you enjoy this drink as much as I do! If you want to get fancy and foam your milk or, I dunno, make it on a stove or with a kettle - go for it! You do you, boo boo. I just love that it’s quick, easy, and downright delicious.
Lately, I’ve been living and breathing Earl Grey tea. I’ve been drinking London Fogs all day every day, I’m pretty sure I’m starting to speak with an English accent too..
Needless to say, today I woke up with the strongest craving for something kissed by bergamot, and nothing else would do but these scones. Like my Earl Grey cupcakes, we are putting tea leaves directly into these scones so don’t mistake me for some fool who is going to call this an Earl Grey scone if it doesn’t actually taste like a cup of tea.
Heres what you’ll need to make 18 mini scones:
2 cups all purpose flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1/3 cup sugar 3 bags of Earl Grey tea ¼ cup cold vegan butter ¼ cup cold coconut oil ¾ cup soy milk
In a mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients and the tea. Then cut the coconut oil and butter into the flour. I do this with a whisk, but if you have a pastry cutter, use that. Once the chunks of oil and butter are pea sized, moisten the dough with the milk. You should be able to form it into a ball, so use less or more as needed. At this point, separate the dough into 3 even sized balls. Flatten each of them into a disk 1″ in height, and cut into 6 triangles. You will have 18 scones. Bake on a parchment lined sheet at 400 F for ~15 minutes. They should be just slightly golden.
To make the glaze, just pour icing sugar into a bowl and add some soy milk until its the right consistency. Dip them, add any toppings, and they’ll be set within a few minutes.