Tag: Tea

Cherry Blossom Tea

Cherry Blossom Tea

What is better than to celebrate Spring with a cup of Cherry Blossom Tea. When you brew the tea, the cherry blossoms bloom in the water. They are really pretty and make them the perfect drink for the occasion.

Lemon Mint Tea

Lemon Mint Tea

Things are getting a bit hectic for me at this moment. I have been getting an enormous stress at work. It seems like there is not enough time in the day to take care of everything. I just want to stop the madness and take…

Roselle Tea

Roselle Tea

Roselle is usually sold in dry form in the market. Therefore, when these fresh lovely maroon fruits caught my eyes during my trip to Singkawang, West Kalimantan, I just cannot resist bringing them home.

You can make roselle tea by steeping parts of the plant in boiling water, particularly the calyx. It has a distinct maroon color along with sweet and tart flavor similar to that of cranberries. You can enjoy the tea both hot and cold depending on your preferences like most other teas.

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Thyme Lemonade

Thyme Lemonade

I have been obsessed with making my own infused tea using leftover fresh herbs on my pantry. Brewing herbs into tea is a great solution to finish off the herbs easily and quickly. This time, I had leftover thyme and lemon on my pantry after…

Fresh Mint Tea

Fresh Mint Tea

If you cook on the regular basis, you have probably been faced with purchasing herbs more than needed for one recipe. This time, I happened to have mint sprigs left from making mojitos for an office party. Tossing out the leftover fresh herb did not…

Roselle Lemonade

Roselle Lemonade

Do you now roselle? I remember eating whole candied roselle when I was a child. I initially thought it was a flower, but it is not a fruit neither. It is unexpectedly the calyx, the green (red for roselle) part that encloses the flowers in bud stage. This lovely maroon calyx from the hibiscus family tastes sweet and sour just like cranberry. However, unfortunately I can find it nowhere anymore.

Until lately, I found them sold fresh at a traditional market in Singkawang, a city in the province of West Kalimantan, when I passed by for an office assignment. I was surprised to find that its size is considerably big, as I had only seen the dried version only. I immediately purchased a few and dried them for preservation following the pedler’s suggestion. Here is a simple roselle recipe roundup to get your taste buds tempted. Continue reading Roselle Lemonade

Lemon Black Tea

Lemon Black Tea

It is the beginning of the rainy season in Indonesia. There is nothing that can beat a cup of hot tea to warm body and soul in this chilly weather. I love lemon tea because the rich and earthy black tea is a joyous harmony…