This is the ultimate inspiration for tea lovers everywhere. Cooking with tea gives dishes an inimitable subtle flavour and there are so many varieties to choose from. The suggestions in the Savoury chapter make great dinner party dishes - choose from Tea-smoked Trout with Peas and Pancetta or Green Tea Tofu, Noodle and Cress Soup. The Puddings are all delicately scented like the heavenly Chai Custard Ice Cream and the Pears Poached in Camomile, Vanilla and Honey. "Sweet Treats" include lovely ideas to make as a gift, such as Earl Grey Biscotti and Apricot and White Tea Jam. There are lots of refreshing surprises in the Drinks chapter - the Vodkateani and Hot Tea Toddy will satisfy any kind of thirst. This cookbook is a beautiful and unique take on tea culture.
Tonia George is Food Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated. She has worked as a food stylist and recipe writer for 7 years, devising new recipes for titles such as Living etc, Olive and Waitrose Food Illustrated. Her talent lies in simplifying cooking and encouraging people to enjoy good, honest food. She lives in north-west London.