klemptor wrote:Yeah it was pretty appalling. It was one of these "hey, I like Pouchong, and I like Grey Goose...why not just throw them together?"
Hahaha. That is amazing. Did you vomit? It's not a heinous failure unless you vomit. [/flippant]
daughteroftheKing wrote:Have you checked out Adagio's TeaChef link at the top of the screen? Some people have come up with some yummy things to do with tea. If you get the monthly sample and submit a recipe, you'd certainly be helping others expand their ideas of tea. And who knows...maybe one of your creations could be a future winner!
I've actually applied for this month's tea (Wuyi Oolong). Currently I am thinking if I could caramelize it, it would make a lovely syrup to go over some vanilla white pepper ice cream. The trouble is preserving that oolong bouquet while still getting something in there thick enough to make a sauce. The sweet aftertaste of oolong would go really well against the bite of the pepper in the ice cream. Garnish with lemon zest, accompany with chai. Voila.
I've got a beta drink created. I'm actually sipping it right now. Here it is. Feel free to make it and, of course, critique it.
2 cups boiling water
2 heaping teaspoons earl grey tea, assam or breakfast tea (loose leaf)
0.25 ounce lime juice
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon dried/crushed red pepper
1 cup crushed ice
Pour 2 cup boiling water over tea and pepper. Steep for two minutes before adding cinnamon. Steep for four minutes before straining and removing tea/pepper. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Cut the orange in half. Cut a slice off of one half, then chop the remainder of that half into little pieces. Places the pieces into a shaker with lime juice and 1 cup of crushed ice. Muddle the orange thoroughly with the ice.
Juice the remaining half of the orange. Add this and the (now cooled) tea. Shake vigorously. Strain over ice, garnish with a cinnamon stick and half a slice of orange.
I'll have a picture of the actual drink later.