City Palate

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THE HARVEST ISSUE - September October Issue 2018

8 Quick Ways with Tea

by Chris Halpin

I love to drink pots and pots of tea. However, caffeine can be a problem for me so, about a year ago, I started to play with my own tisane blends. I wanted them to be full flavoured and satisfying, just like the black and green teas I love. I use loose-leaf ingredients and purchase the sachet pouches (tea bags) separately from David’s Tea, Community Natural Foods and The Light Cellar. In this way, I have more control over the freshness and quality at a much-reduced cost. If you opt for this too, the rule of thumb is 1 t. of ingredient for each sachet.


recipe photos by Chris Halpin

Read Quick Ways in the digital issue of City Palate.