Cold temperatures are here and what is better that a good book and a cup tea? Even better if the tea is from a Fair Trade plantation and helps improving the lives of many people.
I have received a package of black tea from the plantation of Henfold in the region of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka sold by the NGO Padem of Luxembourg. Thanks to the sales of this tea, the ONG has built 46 houses, 3 water systems, latrines and 21 field restroom, launched a microfinance program and vocational training, schooled children, and trained adults (from www.padem.org).
Defenitly a tea with a very good cause: has it also a good taste?
My “tea connoisseur “husband tried it brewing it in his own way: with ginger and lemon grass. Even if he normally drinks only his family blend, he assured me that it is very nice, sweet and nutty flavored tea.
For fun, I decided to try it out in a recipee. Years ago I ate a fantastic boild egg (!) in a Chinese restaurant. It was cooked for hours in black tea and soy sauce that gave it a intersting smoked taste. So I found the recipee on the web and I tried it out using the slow cooker. Results are great!
Here there are the details:
- 8 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons tea leaves
- 1 piece cinnamon stick
- boil the eggs
- once hardened, crack them with a spoon, without removing the shell.
- put them in the crockpot with the soy sauce, tea leaves, cinnamon, salt and enough water to cover the eggs. “Stew” them for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.
Ready! The spiderweb pattern makes these eggs great for Halloween If you’d like to buy this tea go on www.Padem.org/boutique.
It is a good tea by all means : good taste for a good cause!