If there is one staple in team teapasar’s kitchen, it would be this light and delicious broth – especially on lazier days when we just want a quick fix for our hunger pangs. Plus, it has all the flavorful nutrients that we need from Infusion-de-vie’s Restore tea and whatever greens we can find in the fridge to nourish ourselves. It gets in natural sweetness from the apple and soothing taste from the tea blend, which feels like spring with every sip. Ingredients 2 Infusion-de-vie Restore teabags 1 cup vegetable broth 2 1/2 cups hot water 1 small apple 1tbsp minced ginger 2 tsp sesame oil 200g assorted mushrooms 4 stalks kailan 1 lotus root 1 carrot salt and pepper, to taste alfafa sprouts, for garnish Method Empty contents of teabag and steep in hot water. Set aside for later use. Give the kailan and mushrooms a quick rinse (do not slice them). Slice apple, carrot and lotus root. Set aside.
As most of us have returned to pre-circuit breaker normalcy, remember to etch pockets of your day to recharge. We are not recommending that you isolate yourself, but there are many meaningful ways to reset your spiritual compass, with our without company. Consider a tea ceremony, where you can let the good vibes roll without banal small talk or extravagant bites. The main course here is awareness, introspection, and connectedness with yourself and the people around you, complemented with a good brew of tea. The ritual is simple: Gather a group of friends and your favorite collection of teawares in a comfortable place to nestle in. Set the mood to your discretion: it could be the woody notes of your incense softened by lavender or your favorite meditation playlist. Prepare spring water – using distilled water would result in a “flat” brew – to a soft simmer at the suitable temperature for the tea of your choice. Commence by deciding
#selfcare has always been a priority on our list. As self-indulgent as it sounds, we always believe that feeling good and looking good will beget better results in the other aspects of our lives. So ever since we found out that we can squeeze extra mileage out of our green tea leaves, we have been introducing solitary interludes in between stressful responsibilities to treat ourselves to homemade spa therapy. Did you know green tea’s antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory properties also translate well into topical treatments? When applied it can reactivate cells and fight against damaged skin, which makes it perfect for exfoliation and renewing your skin epidermis. Compounded with coconut oil as a natural moisturiser and sweet ol’ sugar (we recommend finer ones for a gentler scrub) to help retain moisture and enhance cell turnover, you will get the perfect blend that makes a Green Tea Scrub that will leave your skin rejuvenated. If stored properly, these can last for months!
This Easter, spend the perfect Sunday afternoon with our luxurious hot cross bun recipe that pairs perfectly with a homemade honey lemon glaze. Read on for a guaranteed pleasurable indulgence. Ingredients Bun– 6g Australian Tea Masters Royal Breakfast Tea leaves– 1 disposable tea bag– 2/3 cup water– 20g raisins– 20g sultanas– 20g dried cranberries– 1 1/3 cup plain flour– 1 tsp instant yeast– 1/2 tsp salt– 1 1/2 tbsp sugar– 1 tbsp milk, chilled– 2 eggs, chilled– 1/2 cup butter, room temperature– Egg wash Cross– 1/4 cup flour– 3 tbsp warm water– Glaze– 1 tbsp honey– 1/2 tbsp lemon juice– Orange zest, to garnish– Lemon zest, to garnish Method Seal the tea leaves into tea bag and place in a pot of water. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and add in roughly chopped raisin, sultanas and cranberries. Stir well and set aside for 20 minutes. Carefully drain the fruits and set aside remaining tea. For the buns,
With the humid weather setting in, panna cotta might just be the perfect dessert to pamper yourself over the weekend.