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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

tea & scones

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Happy Tuesday! Today, in honor of Wimbledon, I am sharing the perfect combination of tea and scones. There is nothing more British than this combination and with all the tennis happening across the pond, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share Your Tea with you! 

I drink coffee every morning, but sometimes I like to incorporate tea into my day as well, especially when I'm feeling a little under the weather. After feeling sick a few weeks ago, I was eager to give the Antioxidant Tea from Your Tea a try in hopes of staying clear of any additional colds this summer. This tea is designed to not only increase your immunity, but help with your overall health. The antioxidants in this cup of tea also assist with anti-ageing and detoxifying your body. As for the taste, the closest comparison I can make is to green tea. Maybe because that is my typical tea of choice, but the taste was most definitely tolerable...I've tasted many teas that were just awful! Overall, I would recommend this antioxidant tea and I'm looking forward to incorporating it into my daily routine in an effort to build up my immune system, especially in preparation for fall and winter! 

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It is recommended to enjoy this tea 30 minutes before or after meals, which allows for the perfect amount of time for your vanilla icing to dry on these scones :)

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This is the second time I have tried my hand at making scones. The first was for the Royal Wedding back in 2011. Let's just say they weren't a huge success. They were hard and abnormally large {I guess I used too much baking powder!} and just didn't taste that great. This time, I wanted a smaller sized, simply flavored scone that would not overpower the tea. Vanilla bean was the perfect compliment. This scone recipe is from the Pioneer Woman, who is my favorite Food Network star -- she just has the best recipes! I followed her recipe pretty closely, but I did cut the glaze recipe in half, still having some left over. I also used vanilla bean paste instead of the whole vanilla beans, as she recommends. Vanilla beans are quite pricey and the paste is what is inside the vanilla bean anyways :) 

Vanilla bean scones were the perfect treat to enjoy after this antioxidant tea!

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Vanilla Bean Scones

{what you will need: for the scones}

3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cups sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, chilled
1 egg
3/4 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste {I used this}

{what you will need: for the glaze}

2.5 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tablespoon vanilla bean paste 
Dash of salt

{scone recipe}
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Stir the vanilla bean paste into cream and allow mixture to sit for 15 minutes. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles crumbs. Mix the vanilla cream with the egg, then combine with the flour mixture. Stir gently with a fork until the mixture comes together. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and press the dough together to form a rectangle. Using a rolling pin, roll the rectangle into about ½ inch to ¾ inch thickness. Trim into a symmetrical rectangle using a knife and cut the rectangle into squares. Then, cut each square in half diagonally to form two triangles. Transfer scones to parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes. Allow the scones to cool for 15 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.  

{glaze recipe}
To make the glaze, stir the vanilla bean paste into the milk, allow to sit for a few minutes. Mix the powdered sugar with the vanilla milk, adding more powdered sugar or milk to get the consistency to the right thickness. Whisk until glaze is completely smooth. Taking one scone at a time, carefully dunk each cooled scone into the glaze. Transfer to cooling rack {with parchment paper underneath!}. Allow the glaze to set completely, no less than 30 minutes. 

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From "happy tea" to "energy tea" there are several different teas to pick from so be sure to check out Your Tea's website for the tea that is right for you! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Tuesday!


Brought to you by Your Tea. All opinions are my own. 

15 comments:

  1. Wow, you made scones, I'm impressed! They look so hard to make, but you have now given me hope that it can be done! Thanks for sharing!!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  2. You just made my day!!! I love scones and I love tea! I'm in heaven and cannot wait to try these! You made this look easy and so so yummy! Thank you pretty girl and have a super day!!!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  3. Love a good scone! And that mug is too cute. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  4. This is such a cute post! I am such a tea fan and those scones look delicious!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  5. OMG tea AND scones?! Yum!! I am such a tea girl! I need to check out this brand!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  6. I love tea and I feel really good dessert.

    http://bellodiesseredonna.blogspot.it/

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  7. I'm 100% needing one of those scones right now!!! This is totally my alley because I love tea! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. I'm not a tea girl, but I could definitely get down with those scones! Yum!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  9. Oh those scones look absolutely delicious! Definitely need to try those!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  10. The scones look delish, love this tea time post!

    Mimi & Chichi

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  11. I love tea and scones! One of my favorite combos for sure! This recipe looks amazing!!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  12. The glaze on those scones look delicious!

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  13. Yum I have to make these!
    XO Christine
    http://mapleandmint.com

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  14. Don't you love the tea? I am such a big fan as well! And can we talk about how great these scones look? I'll definitely have to give these a try. Hope you're having a great week! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  15. Just bookmarked your blog, very impressive!! x

    www.hernameistrina.com

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