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15 mins

Victoria The Essential Tea Companion
This tea is a personal blend to make and store in a tin. Bring it out when the occasion merits something special. For a charming presentation, serve in dainty teacups and decorate with floating rose petals. The rose petals may be from the dozen long-stems delivered that afternoon, or perhaps they were recently cut from rose bushes in the garden. (Just be sure they are pesticide free.)

Makes 16 to 20 servings

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© 2020 Kim Waller / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · Victoria: The Essential Tea Companion, published by Hearst (£17.99, available from www.amazon.co.uk)
  • Step 1

    To make the dried tea mixture

    In a medium bowl, combine the tea leaves, lavender flowers, marjoram, and rose petals.

  • Step 2

    For each cup of tea, put 1 tablespoon of the tea mixture and 3⁄4 cup boiling water into the teapot. Cover with a tea towel or tea cozy and steep for 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Stir the tea and strain it into the cups.

  • Step 4

    Remove the bitter white heel from each rose petal. Crush the petals slightly to release their flavor and then gently float 2 petals on the surface of each cup of tea. Serve right away.

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