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Morning Cinnamon Cake Loaf

Morning Cinnamon Cake Loaf

Is it a loaf or is it a cake? It’s both! This morning cinnamon cake loaf, is a warmly spiced delight that’ll help give you a spring in your step during these winter mornings. Ingredients 40g butter 125g self raising flour 50g muscovado sugar 1 […]

Mwa ha ha Mallows

Mwa ha ha Mallows

The kids will love these gooey, mallow, crispy delights to make, eat and enjoy! Ingredients 45g butter 180g rice krispies 300g mini marshmallows Decorating: Edible spray shimmer Icing pens – various colours Melt the butter in a pan Add the mini marshmallows to the melted […]

I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Jelly…

I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Jelly…

Guest post by Edward Mason‘Birds Of Paradise’ Tea Jelly

Bird of Paradise Tea JellyIf you’re ever requiring a light, healthy pudding that you can make with minimal effort, this has to be in the running! ‘Bird of Paradise’ tea has a delicate flavour, with lots of tropical fruit flavours going on too, which makes it perfect to flavour jelly with. To serve they’re piled high with tropical fruits and lime juice, making it a really refreshing way to end a meal. I’ve used Clearspring agar flakes to make this recipe suitable for vegetarians and vegans, but if you wanted to use regular gelatin instead then feel free to! Just use the amount the packet instructions suggest.

 Ingredients: Serves 4

  •  600ml
  • Clearspring agar flakes. 2 tbs
  • Agave nectar. 2-3 tsp
  • Ringtons ‘Birds of Paradise’ tea. 2 heaped tbs
  • 1 Mango
  • Raspberries: 2 handfuls
  • ½ LimeBird of Paradise Tea Jelly

 Measure the water into a saucepan, and sprinkle the agar flakes over. Bring to the boil, then stir to help dissolve the agar. Once the flakes have disappeared, take the pan off the heat, stir in the agave nectar and add the tea.

 Let the tea infuse for 3 min, then strain the liquid through a sieve lined with kitchen roll into a clean measuring jug. Divide the liquid between 4 small serving glasses, and let it cool before chilling them in the fridge for a few hours.

 Bird of Paradise Tea JellyWhen you’re ready to serve, chop the mangoflesh into cubes and add to a bowl with the raspberries. Squeeze over the juice of ½ a lime and mix well. Pile the fruit on top of the jellies, and serve garnished with a sprig of mint.

To find out more about our guest blogger Edward (Ted) Mason, follow him on Twitter @tedwardooo or check out his website

Bet You Haven’t “Bean” There & Done This

Bet You Haven’t “Bean” There & Done This

Barbeque-Style Paprika Coffee Baked Beans  It might surprise you to hear that coffee doesn’t just belong in your mug to rouse you from slumber every weekday morning. Coffee actually can be great in food too! This recipe has a slightly camp-fire, ‘Americana’ feel to it, […]

Tea for the Glasses

Tea for the Glasses

  For tea lovers, the summer can see a reduction of our favourite drink as the hot weather demands cooler drinks. As September leaks slowly into October, the question is, how do we enjoy the dregs of of the summer and still get our quota […]

Summer Cocktails with a Ringtons Twist

Summer Cocktails with a Ringtons Twist

Guest post by Jeff LyallGreen Tea Mojito and Proper tea Bourbon

British Summertime is a glorious thing, but be it at the BBQ, or on a picnic, drinks can be a minefield of overly sweet ciders and warm tasteless beers. It’s too warm for red wine, the white wine is never cold enough — it’s time for the best cocktails to come out and shine. Step up your cocktail game this year and ditch the basic Pimms cup – guaranteed to be full of soggy fruit, and try one of these easy to make tea-based cocktails. 

Apart from the odd absolutely glorious day, summer 2015 has so far been a bit of a damp squib, so while it seems to change from glorious sunshine to grey and overcast in the blink of an eye, here’s one fresh and zingy cocktail for when the sun decides to show it’s face, and one for later on in the evening when it’s not really that warm, and you need a bit of a pick-me-up to carry you through the night. 

Green Tea Mojito (makes 1)

This twist on a mojito is just as refreshing as the original mint and rum classic, with a slightly savoury edge form the green tea. For those of you trying to slim down for your summer getaway, make it without the sugar for a virtually calorie free drink.

Green Tea Mojito 4 images


Half a cup of Ringtons Everyday Green Tea

1tb freshly squeezed lime juice

10-12 sprigs of mint

2ts sugar

50ml your favourite white rum

cucumber/mint to garnish


Brew your tea, making sure it’s strong but not over stewed to avoid any bitterness. Allow to cool fully. 

If you have a simple syrup to use in place of the sugar, great, if not, muddle together the mint leaves and the sugar, with the lime juice at the bottom of your glass until all of the sugar has dissolved – you don’t want to taste grainy sugar in your final drink. Once dissolved, add in a handful of ice, add the rum, and top the glass with your tea, and some sparkling water if needed. Garnish with a twirl of cucumber, or a few sprigs of fresh mint, and you’ll have something with a slight zing to cool you down.

Green Tea Mojito

Proper Tea with Bourbon (makes 1)

The sun’s going down, it’s starting to get a little bit too chilly to wear shorts – bust out the bourbon and have something that’ll warm you up. Slightly stronger, but still fresh enough for summer with a twist of orange zest and mint.

Proper Tea Bourbon


Half a cup of Ringtons Kenyan Gold

1tsp honey

50ml your favourite bourbon

2 slices orange

4 springs of mint


Make your tea well in advance so it has a chance to cool right down, and brew it fairly strong so the tea flavours really have a chance to come through. Make a pot with a few teabags to easily make this into a punch for the rest of your party. Place the orange slices, the mint and the honey in an old-fashioned glass, and muddle together to release the orange juice and the mint oils. Fill your glass with ice cubes, and pour over the bourbon (slightly chilled if possible). Top up the glass with your tea and garnish with a twist of orange peel. Mix together and taste – if it’s a bit stronger than you expected, add some more honey to soothe out the alcohol, or leave it out entirely. Enjoy! 

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