It’s that time of the year again when one could just sit in the mellow sun and savor a cup of afternoon tea!
Talking of tea, I happened to be a part of the International Tea Day (celebrated across tea-producing Asian and African countries). I was at a boutique tea house and boy- the spread was lavish!
There’s always talks about confections around coffee, and when it comes to teas, we tend to stick to the traditional cookies and simple tea cakes. And then there’s me- who always breaks the conventions of traditional cooking.
Here’s my five favorite snacks you will love to pair with that cup of coziness.
Happy Holidays to all and enjoy your winter tea time!
Salad and tea? Don't be surprised. With recent healthy diet options, I discovered that salads actually go well with teas of subtle blends.
This is my medley of Greek and Asian salad. Greek cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions, a handful of pomegranate seeds, pulp of 1 whole orange,coriander/cilantro and mint leaves- all tossed in the juice of the orange that you used for the salad base (squeeze out any that is left after removing the pulp), salt and pepper.Add a dash of olive oil if you wish. This goes well with white teas and other mild infusions.
This orange cake is simple, light and goes with your classic orange spice tea or any other herbal tea. To balance the flavor of the tea, I whisk the egg yolk with a little cinnamon and nutmeg powder and lots of orange zest and then add the rest of the ingredients for baking.
It's my childhood favorite and kids love these. But aren't we all kids when it comes to good food? Two crackers, with a generous spread of any fruit jam (or marmalade), sandwiched together; it's utter decadence! You can also try any other creamy spread like hazelnut . A quick fix with your afternoon tea is ready!