It's finally cooling down enough (although we're still in the triple digits) that I can have my tea in the afternoons again. Yesterday I gave myself a treat - I pulled out this new rose china cup and saucer and my little tea-for-one teapot that I got from The English Tea Store and made some special, unique, made-to--my-own-taste tea. I know, you can buy this kind of thing, but I wanted it NOW, and I had the makings on hand, so ... here's my version of the harvest tea:
Christine's Cranberry Harvest Tea
Start with your favorite black tea. (I used Black Dragon Golden Yunnan the Tea Fairy sent me.)
Add to the infuser:
5-8 dried cranberries (cherry or orange flavored are great!)
Cinnamon stick (how much depends on how big your teapot is. I used a 1 inch piece)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp orange zest
Steep for 3-4 minutes.
UPDATE: Be sure to visit this week's Harvest Edition of the Carnival of the Recipes, hosted at Booklore, where you'll also find a really cool coffee icon-ette called Pumpkin Spice. Too cute.