Lately I’ve been enjoying trying different kinds of teas, there are so many choices in the world and aside from green tea I discovered another flavour that I love to sip while watching my favourite tv shows, while I’m reading a good book or even while I’m browsing on my computer looking at new blogs. That tea is rose tea.
You can smell it from a mile away when someone is making it. It releases this aromatic and floral fragrance that lures you into drinking it. I tried it for the first time one morning in Rome last December, during a Christmas shopping day out with my friends. We decided to have tea in this cute, adorable, little tea shop we found on the way. On the menu there were so many different teas to choose between and as a very indecisive person I was having a very hard time making up my mind until I saw that they had rose tea. At that point I knew I needed to try it.
Well, needless to say, it has become one of my favourite teas! And since I also started baking way more these days I decided to combine two things I really like: muffins and tea.
My original idea was to use a green tea, but then I changed my mind because I didn’t want to make them too strong, so I opted for rose tea and I have to say, they turned out just the way I wanted them! These muffins are light, but with a slight note of tea inside them. If you want to make them a little stronger, just add an extra bag of rose tea. I made my friends try them and they liked them as well, although they did suggest cutting them in half and adding some Nutella for, you know, that extra sweetness. 😉
Below you can find the recipe of the Rose Tea Muffins. Let me know what you think of them, I love to hear your opinion and feedback.
Rose Tea Muffins
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 3 bags rose tea
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Pre-heat oven to 400 F (200°C)
In a pot heat up the milk. When it starts boiling turn the heat off and add the tea bags. Let the bags soak in the milk for 5 minutes then take them out and let the milk cool down.
In a bowl combine flour sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl beat together egg, milk and vegetable oil. Then add the mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened (stir 10 times).
Spoon batter into greased muffins cups.
Bake muffins for approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on the size or until they are golden brown and the top feels firm.
Take them out of the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.