The Alexis Show: Earl Grey Tea Butter (VIDEO)


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Earl Grey Tea Butter
Often a blend of Assam and Nilgiri black tea fragranced with bergamot oil, Earl Grey tea begs to be mixed with delightfully creamy dairy. Needless to say, this earl grey infused butter was a natural kitchen combination that is best served slathered on toast. Be adventurous and use it to roast a chicken/summer vegetables, to fry an egg for a breakfast sandwich, or simply melt it over popcorn. If your sweet tooth is calling, bake it into your favorite treat that calls for butter.


¼ pound unsalted butter, softened
¼ pound salted butter, softened
½ cup water, boiling
3 ½ teaspoons earl grey tea (2 for steeping and 1.5 dry)
2 teaspoons honey
1 ½  teaspoons orange zest
½ teaspoon lemon juice

Steep 2 teaspoons of earl grey tea in ½ cup boiling water for 5 minutes. Strain leaves and let cool to room temperature. While the tea cools, grind 1 ½ teaspoons of dry earl grey tea leaves with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle until fine. Soften the butter (but don’t melt it) and mix in honey, orange zest, lemon juice and the dry ground tea. Finally, mix in 3 tablespoons of the cooled earl grey tea until combined. Chill in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.

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About Author

Alexis Siemons is a tea consultant and writer living in Philadelphia. She is certified in the Foundations of Tea (Level 1 & 2) by the Specialty Tea Institute, a division of the Tea Association of the USA. As a tea enthusiast, she writes about her steeped adventures on her website and blog, teaspoons & petals, teaches a series of culinary tea classes, and develops tea-infused recipes for restaurants. She also consults with tea companies, developing tea programs and creative marketing strategies. Her recipes and stories have been published in Anthology Magazine, Grid Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Kinfolk Magazine, Remedy Quarterly, Women's Health Magazine and Design*Sponge.

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