For the Love of… Tea

I’ve always been a fan of tea, especially floral ones but not so much minty or fruity teas. Lately I’ve been really into tea and purchased a few goodies for my tea drinking pleasure:

{Breville The Milk Cafe; Jumpy Monkey tea from Davids Tea; coffee press}

Since I enjoy drinking tea latte’s so much, I convinced my dad to get me Breville’s The Milk Cafe, which creates frothy, warm milk. I also purchased a coffee press to steep loose tea leaves in and Jumpy Monkey, a mate tea infused with coffee beans, almonds, white chocolate and other roasted barks and roots, from David’s tea.

I decided to make a tea latte using my new machine and coffee press. My tea of choice was Earl Grey Cream Reserve with added rosebuds.

{Frothed milk & steeped tea}

{Homemade Earl Grey latte served in my favourite Union Jack mug}

Are you a tea drinker or do you prefer coffee? I personally enjoy both but I can’t pass up a nice cup of tea lattee, especially London Fog’s and Matcha latte’s.

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Healthier Blueberry Bran Muffin Recipe

Finally a recipe post! I love eating bran muffins, but often muffins are filled with sugar, so I modified a bran muffin recipe I found on the back of a Roger’s wheat bran package. To make the muffins healthier, I substituted all purpose flour with whole wheat pastry flour and reduced the amount of sugar as well as substituting half the brown sugar with raw cane sugar. I also used 1% buttermilk for this recipe for a healthier option.

Whole wheat pastry flour can be found at specialty food and grocery stores stores such as Whole Foods and raw cane sugar should be available at your local grocery store.

You can add raisins or other ingredients into the muffins, but I decided to add blueberries since I had some in my freezer.

Recipe after the jump!

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