In the sweet nothingness of time –
Before hunger came thirst.
Travelling with an open heart –
On a journey, I felt cursed.
A change in direction and some golden light,
I gained some strength to find the dawn after night,
And welcome a life led by love.
It feels like the warmest glove.
Oh, Love eternal!
Discover a fresh drink and find quenchable thirst with this recipe. Pour generously on a divine summers day and celebrate life with this twist on classic Iced tea. Now is a great time to celebrate, the Queen’s Jubilee falls this weekend and what better tipple to refresh with than Early Grey, Strawberry and Vanilla Iced Tea.
The British are a nation of tea drinkers and have poured more cups of tea per capita than anywhere in the world. As a child I remember sipping freshly brewed milky tea, after a day of climbing trees and seeking out adventure. Tea is a drink of sweet pleasure and togetherness, it begs a pot and orders quietude. Iced tea is gradually becoming more fashionable here and if you’ve yet to try it, now is a good time to dive in. This recipe will weave you into a glorious strawberry laced sipping splash, and draw you away to a cooling calm. It is surprisingly simple to make, I first featured this recipe in my collumn for Families First.
I love the idea of cleansing the body from the inside out, freshening and nourishing all the while. Tipple a trickle of this and your thirst may be rewarded with a most delicious drink that is strawberrily good and is as refreshing as diving into the sea. Sit in the shade whilst sipping and listen closely to your heart, trust in the stillness and calm. Meditate on some lovely time and with each breath feel good and true. What I love most about cooking for my family is the unconditional love that travels through my touch, cooking is many things and with love it is a gift in the most nourishing sense. As the bumblebee is to flowers, so are we to fresh ingredients. I’ve coined a new saying!!!
MAKE HONEY NOT WAR!!!
Keep a journal of HAPPY moments, keep it SAFE and write in it often, this act will create a vibration that invites beauty and joy in abundance.
On this summers day I wish you well.
Lots of love,
Early Grey, Strawberry and Vanilla Iced tea
Earl Grey teabags, 4
Cinnamon stick, 1
Vanilla pod, 1 split and seeds scraped
Sweet freedom/ Maple syrup, 100g
Fresh Strawberries, 400g hulled
Orange juice, 250 ml
Ice cube, 7
BOIL 750ml water in a kettle.
POUR into a tall 4 litre jug.
ADD teabags, sweet freedom/ maple syrup, cinnamon stick, vanilla pod and seeds.
STIR well and leave for fifteen minutes to brew.
BLITZ strawberries and orange juice together in a blender until smooth.
POUR strawberry mixture and lime juice into the tea and stir well.
ADD the ice cubes and taste for sweetness, adjust to suit your taste buds.
ADD more water if necessary to fill the jug to the top.
STIR again and serve in chilled glasses.