I don’t know about you but I am loving this whole summer in September thing. Every day of sunshine just feels like such a bonus, doesn’t it? I’m in no hurry for autumn to arrive in fact, I’m happy to hold on to that summer feeling for as long as possible. The mini heatwave we have been having this week has brought melting temperatures even here in deepest darkest Yorkshire and the lovely people over at teapigs sent me a little treat so that I could make the great taste of summer last.
Teapigs tea temples contain the very best quality real ingredients (whole leaf teas, whole herbs and whole pieces of fruit and spices) they are essentially little bags of intense flavour which you can use to make all sorts of things – including teapops!
I couldn’t wait to give this a try with my favourite tea temples but the method is so simple that once you’ve cracked it, there really is no limit to what you can create. Here is how you make darjeeling earl grey milky teapops.
- 4 teapigs tea temples (depending on how strong you like your flavour!)
- 100ml boiling water to brew
- 350ml milk
- 4 tsp runny honey (more/less to taste!)
- some optional extras to make them even more brilliant would be fresh fruit, agave syrup,coconut milk, cinnamon or vanilla (I used a drop of vanilla in these ones!)
- Brew your tea temples for at least 4 minutes – the longer you leave them the move flavour you will get. I used a teapot for ease.
- Sweeten with honey to taste. You might want to add more or less of course.
- Remove the tea temples then leave to fully cool before topping up with the milk.
- Prepare and add any extras that you want to include.
- Pour the cooled tea into your ice lolly moulds and pop in the freezer overnight to set.
- Take out of the freezer and ENJOY!
The same method can be used to make any kind of teapops of course it’s so simple. These milky teapops would also be great with matcha or chai. Or you could even substitute the milk in the recipe for more water and make fruity pops instead with rhubarb and ginger or super fruit tea temples. So yummy!
You can find teapigs tea temples in Waitrose, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and key retailers across the UK. The teapigs range has 28 different flavours from traditional black teas like everyday brew and earl grey to punchy herbal teas like peppermint leaves and chamomile flowers. Have you tried them out yet?
Disclaimer: For the purpose of this recipe post I was very kindly sent a hamper of teapigs goodies