Tea for Sunday, East Frisian
East Frisia is the north eastern coastal area of Germany that drinks their tea strong with full cream milk and rock candy sugar lumps. It is a style of tea that a lot of New Zealanders will be familiar with and enjoy.
This tea has a strong, spicy yet mellow taste. The brew is rich brown in colour and has a subtle vanilla flavour. It is often drunk on Sundays with friends and family. Matched with cake and biscuits.
Warm the teapot and teacups
Use fresh water- better still use spring or filtered water
Water temperature 90c - Or boil the jug & let cool for about 5 mins
Use 1 tsp per teacup (200ml) - 1 heaped tsp per mug
Steep tea for 3 minutes - Can steep for up to 5 mins
If a stronger brew is required use more tea
Can add milk and sugar. Traditionally it is drunk with the addition of a full cream milk and rock sugar candy
Food match: Spice cake
Composition: Assam black tea, vanilla pieces (4%)