A little while ago I was lucky enough to receive a package of joy in the postfrom the gorgeous Birdhouse TeaCompany in Sheffield. My love for tea knows no bounds so you can imagine my
excitement! Set up by Rebecca English and her mum Julie last year, they have gone from strength to strength, opening their own shop, making bespoke and creative blends, including a number inspired by the city of Sheffield and the wider county of Yorkshire. It’s an idea that I love and could see working well in Norfolk too. Maybe there will even be a mountain bakery blend one day.
brewing up a lovely cuppa I’m also thinking of cooking with it, using
the spicy flavours of the chai to infuse milk or cream to then create either a
sweet enriched bread dough for buns or a silky smooth gelato. Neither of those would last long, but long enough – I hope – to share the recipe here.
have to also give a nod to the pretty packaging encasing all of Birdhouse Tea Company’s
products, with visual identity designed by the very talented Sarah Abbott (known
as watersounds on etsy). I know you shouldn’t ever judge a book by its cover, but I do definitely
think that there is some truth in the fact that the outside packaging is an extension
of the care that goes into the inside product.
Pop t’kettle on duck?