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I have talked about my love for caffeinated beverages frequently on this space. They get me through my very early mornings, late nights, and days that end in the letter y. True story. Where you may think that my love for warm drinks ends with coffee, you couldn’t be any further from the truth. I happen to be a huge fan of hot tea. There is just something so cozy and inviting about a cup of tea. Anytime I go to fix myself a cup of tea I almost always find Russ requesting one too. Hot tea is just one of those things that brings people together.
January also happens to be Hot Tea Month! Today we are going to celebrate with Bigelow and make a tea inspired recipe!
Since the winter season began we have been drinking tea almost every single night. A few days ago I noticed we were almost all out of tea. The girls and I decided to bundle up and make a special trip to Walmart to replenish our stash. When I buy tea, I reach for Bigelow. Bigelow is more than just tea. They are family, 3 generations, Foil packaging, freshness, US manufacturing, quality tea & ingredients.
If I drink Bigelow tea, I tea proudly.
There are so many choices like Green Tea, Constant Comment, Vanilla Chai, Peppermint, and more. I always come home with several boxes that I just couldn’t pass up. I love to find something for everyone and something for every occasion. We love keeping a wide variety of options on hand.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy my morning cup of tea is with scones. I LOVE scones. I was probably 30 the very first time I made them and since that fateful day, I have made hundreds more. The recipe I want to share with you today is inspired by Bigelow Green Tea.
- 2 cups flour (I use unbleached)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1 egg, separated
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 Bigelow Green Tea bags
- 3 T honey
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Sugar for sprinkling
- 1 Cup powder sugar
- 1-3 tsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1. Preheat oven to 350F
- 2. Warm milk up in the microwave (about 30-45 seconds) and steep 4 tea bags in it for about 5 minutes
- 3. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
- 4. Separate the egg white and yolk set the egg white aside.
- 5. In separate bowl mix the egg yolk, honey and 1/3 a cup of the green tea milk. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined, slowly adding in the chips as it mixes.
- 6. Form dough into a ball on a lightly floured surface. Roll out or pat until 1/2″ in thickness and 8″ in diameter. Cut into 8 equally sized pieces.
- 7. Transfer to greased or lined baking sheet. Whisk the egg white until froth forms and brush over the top of the scones. Lightly sprinkle sugar over the egg white topped scones.
- 7. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes
- 8. Mix together powdered milk vanilla and sugar until a glaze forms. If you wish, you can use the remaining green tea milk in the glaze. Drizzle over scones after they bake.
- The glaze recipe makes a lot. If you go easy on the glaze feel free to half the recipe.
They are SO yummy! The white chocolate chips add just the right amount of sweetness to these scones. The girls were huge fans too. Maybe I am raising up the next generation of tea drinkers!Sharing one of my favorite way to #TeaProudly with a Tea inspired scone #recipe. #ad @bigelowtea Click To Tweet
In honor of Hot Tea Month how about some fun tea facts!
- 82% of Americans drink tea.
- Tea is now considered trendy where 42 percent of Americans under age 30 prefer to drink tea.
- Tea is second only to water as the most widely consumed beverage in the world.
- Historically, while tea holds a special place in many cultures near and far, today we can consider tea drinking a proud American tradition!
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