I love me some tea. So does my fiance. We particularly love a little tea shop called Yumchaa (you can go to their shop in soho or camden or buy online). They make gorgeous red, green, black and white tea blends all with their own wonderful carachters. Our favourite by far is a red tea called Adventure.
It is a rooibos with dried apple, kiwi fruit, almond pieces, hibiscus and caramel. It is spectacular!
So I got to thinking, would this work as a good tea bread? And by god it does!
Its is sweet and fruity and is lovely toasted and drizzled with honey. I only wish I had a photograph to share with you but I ate it all up so fast I didnt get a chance!
Here is the recipe!
200g glace cherries
2 tsp adventure tea
200ml hot water
1tsp baking powder
110g caster sugar
Add the hot water to the tea in a jug and leave to stew for about 10 minutes.
Chop up the glace cherries and place them in a bowl.
Strain the tea and pour it over the cherries. Allow to sit for 20 minutes
In a seperate bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients.
Slowly add the contents of the cherry bowl into the mix, followed by the egg. Mix until smooth.
Pour into a loaf tin.
Bake for around 45mins on gas mark 6 or until a tooth pick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Enjoy with a lovely cup of adventure tea!