English Breakfast Tea

English Breakfast Tea

Oh yes, there is such as a thing as a perfect cup of tea. I cringe when I see someone use water  heated in a  coffee pot to make English Breakfast Tea. Accustomed English tea lovers know that the water from a coffee pot is not hot enough to brew the tea leaves.  And then  another faux pas is when someone pours the hot water into the teapot or teacup and immediately  proceeds to  pouring in the milk and adding the sugar; when one makes English Breakfast Tea this way, tea leaves  have no chance to brew and release the flavors. Okay, I don’t want to come across as a tea snob, Read more

Bissarita™ (Bissap Margarita Slush)

Bissarita™ (Bissap Margarita Slush)

This drink was inspired by a juice common in West Africa, which has been popularized by the name Bissap in Senegal (where it is recognized as the national drink) and Gambia. Bissap is made from petals of a plant called hibiscus also known as sorrel. I firsts came in contact with Bissap while attending a holiday party hosted by a Gambian family a few years ago, it was “love at first sip” Read more

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