Tag Archives: Chai

Spice Chai and pear loaf

24 Oct

The warming blend of Chai spices suits well the autumn weather, and when it gets darker and colder outside we can’t help but feeling like baking all the time! Emily, the head chef at Lahloo Pantry, has shared this Spice Chai and pear loaf recipe with us.  With a moist texture that oozes autumnal flavours, it’s easy to understand why it’s being a huge sucess at the Pantry!

Ingredients:

Pear topping:

Loaf:

  • 265g butter
  • 265 caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 265g plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 115ml full fat milk

For the topping:
Peel and slice the pear and combine with Spice Chai, sugar, and water. cooking down in a saucepan. Save the sugar syrup to moisten the cake and line the bottom of the loaf tin with the fruit.

For the loaf:
Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in the eggs individually. Combine all dry ingredients and add, then slowly pour in the milk.  Pour into the loaf tin on top of the fruit and bake for 20 minutes at 170c. Cover and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. Once cooled, remove from the tin. Trim top and flip over so fruit is on top. Poke with a knife and drizzle with sugar syrup.

Our tip: try using apple instead of pear. Have it with a cup of Spice Chai! 

 

 

Warming Spiced Chai Latte

26 Nov

Go for a walk and take a flask of our favourite winter warmer!

Spiced chai latteSpiced Chai

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Take a leaf out of this lady’s book!

15 Jan

Perhaps the USA isn’t best known for its consumption of tea, but we have caught up with one American woman who has truly embraced the tea world in all its loose leaf glory. Her name is Meagan Lopez, or as others have grown to know her, The Lady Who Lunches. As the snow is finally beginning to melt, we ask her what has drawn her to welcome with open arms a typically English tradition such as tea drinking into her sphere, and why she is of the opinion that tea is bigger than ever in the states.

We begin the interview sipping a newly infused Snow Jewel silver needle white tea in the Arch House Deli in Clifton Village, and we get to chatting…

This Lady lunches!

The Lady who Lunches!

When were you first introduced to tea?

Although coffee was the predominant drink of my adolescence, when I moved to California for University I found that coffee just wasn’t cutting it any more. Not only did it give me the worst breath known to man, it also left me with throbbing headaches and stomach pains. I needed something to keep me awake to study but without the bad effects. Plus, Californians are very healthy people in general, and I was quickly brought up to date with the benefits of drinking herbal teas, green teas and white teas. I started introducing it into my lifestyle pretty much immediately.

What is it about tea that has kept you a fan after all this time?

Honestly, there’s nothing better. As a woman, there are more benefits to drinking tea than we have time for me to explain. I find that I feel more energized after drinking tea. If I want to diet, green tea serves as a great appetite suppressant. If something I’ve eaten isn’t processed well, peppermint tea is the most amazing digestive. It’s soothing, healing and brings me back to life after a big night out. Plus, black tea has just enough caffeine to give you that lift.

The thing I’ve been the most impressed with since finding Lahloo are how natural and vibrant the ingredients you use are. I mean, to be able to look at the tea mixture and pick out the actual leaves, the chamomile flowers, the cinnamon sticks in the Chai tea. It amazes me. This may sound completely ignorant, but I don’t think I really realized that tea came from actual leaves until I was introduced to you guys. Ridiculous, right?

Thanks Meagan. Watch this space, we’ll be delving into more tea journeys…

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