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18 March 2012

Earl Grey cupcakes recipe

When you work in an office, tea is something of a rite of passage.  In fact, visitors into the office who refuse cups of tea are met with a mixture of horror and suspicion.  My hot drink of choice however is a steaming mug of green tea, which makes me a borderline social pariah (We are British! We drink builder's tea!) but is just about acceptable enough for me not to be escorted from the building immediately.

These days, making a big ol' mug of green tea is my first task when I arrive in the office in the morning, and then make, drink, repeat for the rest of the day until I go home.  So when Twinings contacted me recently about reviewing some of their green tea range I was straight down to my local Sainsbury's furiously grabbing boxes from the shelves. My favourites are the green tea with ginger and the green tea with pomegranate.  I am also desperate to try the green tea with apple and pear, or pineapple and grapefruit, both of which I think will be very yummy served up in big glass pitchers as iced teas at barbecues when the weather warms up! You can see the rest of their range of green tea here.

My boyfriend Tom's drink of choice however is a cup of Earl Grey.  As he has been working all this weekend I thought he deserved a treat so I grabbed him a box and whipped him up a batch of Earl Grey cupcakes.  You can find the recipe on Katiecakes blog here.  They work by stewing four teabags with a small amount of milk and adding it to the cake mixture at the end, and they were absolutely delicious.  Of course, if you're enjoying afternoon tea and cakes it really should be done on vintage crockery....




If you're a tea fanatic like me, you can sign up to the Twinings Facebook for offers, vouchers and competitions.

What's your tea of choice?

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comments:

  1. Your china is gorgeous. And your tablecloth! Where did you get your cake stand with the dome lid?

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    1. It's my Mum's but it was from Ikea! It was £8 - going to get one myself too! xxx

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  2. Earl Grey cupcakes... EPIC! They sound so yummy. I am desperate to try the peach and cherry blossom green tea and also the grapefruit and pineapple green tea. Sadly here in the abyss they're unavailable.

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    1. I can post you some if you like? I love the sound of those flavours too - I think Twinings have an online shop where you can order the tea from, there is a green tea selection with a tote bag that looks really cute!xxx

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  3. Oh yum! Hope you saved me one. I love green too & have recently discovered twinnings ginger green tea which is amazing! My all time favourite has to be Taylor's of Harrogate Jasmine green tea, it's just perfect! xx

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  4. They look amazing! I used to hate tea, but i'm obsessed now, Twinings have such an amazing range
    xxx

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  5. I don't actually like tea (oh the shame in my office also!) but I keep thinking I should try fruit teas!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  6. I'm a builders tea kinda girl I'm afraid!! It's the same in our office! Visitors practically get tea or coffee thrust in their hands! xx

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  7. :) looks lovely! I like green tea and peach mm

    Rose x

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  8. Yum, those look so amazing!

    http://thecharleygirl.com

    xo

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  9. YUM! Earl Grey is my tea of choice! :) x

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  10. I love tea! I either have builders tea, green tea, or my fave... Lemon and ginger tea. Yummm! Think i might go pop the kettle on now ;) xo

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  11. I so have to do this combo! Ive been dying to make them since I got that book! Do you think people who dont like tea would like them too? xxx

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  12. These look absolutely gorgeous! :)
    I might try them out!
    x x x

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  13. I've had green tea cupcakes before and they were rather interesting to say the least so i'm very intrigued by the Earl Grey ones!

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  14. I really wish you'd be my girlfriend so that you'd make me cupcakes and treats.xx

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  15. Those cakes look very yummy! I'm a fan of Assam tea, it's quite sweet on it's own and wakes me up in the morning :)
    R xx

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  16. They looked so yummy!

    Come visit my blog, let me know how you like it
    and if you like my blog, can we follow each other on GFC?

    http://www.momfashionworld.com/

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  17. I was going to reply to your comment on my blog via Twitter but then realised it was far more appropriate to do so here, as you asked about the rose tea which is in fact by Twinings! It's called Rose Garden Tea; it's absolutely gorgeous and makes you feel like a well-to-do lady when you drink it. xx
    P.S. the apple and pear green tea is delicious too - I get a bit too excited when it comes to tea shopping!

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  18. I don't like tea but am still drooling over those cakes, they look amazing!
    I'm quite curious by all the different green tea flavours and am going to have to try some, I hate normal tea but I am quite partial to a flavoured tea x

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  19. I have only recently started to drink Earl Grey - the cupcakes look amazing - will have to try them soon x

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  20. Oh my goodness! You made me squeeeee quite a bit with these photos! I just want to jump right in and eat/drink everything :D

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