earl grey

Earl Grey Shortbread - cookies for prosperity and peace

Here’s a pretty simple recipe for cookies that I make a few times a month for my salon.

1 cup butter (room temp)*
2 loose leaf earl grey tea bags
1 cup confectioners sugar
Cream ingredients together until “fluffy”
*(if using unsalted butter, add ½ tsp salt. Salted butter: no salt)
Add in 2 cups flour little by little until dough forms and fully mixed.

It may be a bit crumbly, but take the dough and press it together, but try not to overwork it.

Split into 2-3 balls and roll into tube shape in a piece of wax or parchment paper and refrigerate for about an hour until firm.

Take out a roll and slice into ½" rounds and put on prepared baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees (Fahrenheit) for about 10 minutes.

When you see a thin golden brown ring around the cookies where they sit on the sheet they’re ready.

To frost, I use confectioners sugar (start out with about ½ cup and add more as needed) and add a little Creme de Violette (Violet liqueur made by Rothman & Winter) and mix until smooth. Should be toothpaste consistency and spread on the cookies.

To clarify, the black tea helps with prosperity, and the bergamot herb has use for drawing out peaceful dispositions. Violets draw out love and happiness. Sugar for sweetening positions and thought processes, and wheat for multiplying and fortifying the other components.

So these cookies are simple to make, delicate in flavor, and make you feel fancy af.

Poet’s Choice of Tea

Today’s Specials:

Lemon Ginger
sunrise, gentle
and warm
in his arms, I wake.

Strawberry
his lips
I kiss, I bite
the delicious fullness.

Green Tea
Smooth soft
twilight evenings
filled to the brim.

Honey
his skin,
texture and sensation
fire, under my fingertips.

Chamomile
seeds we chew, together
holding hands, discover
rainforest wilderness.

Black Tea
aching, yearning
nights
when we are apart.

Pomegranate
his laughter
that rises
through my soul, stirs.

Earl Grey
misty, smoky
his eyes
my poetry, can wait.

© SoulReserve 2017

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Ciel Phantomhive - Aesthetic

‘’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

photos + edits = @irllax
ciel = me ( @spawn-of-hades )

Tea Time in Wonderland

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