Whilst I was in Cantabria – Northern Spain earlier in the year, I tried lots of food that was new to me, and regular readers of the blog will know that I love to duplicate a dish that I tried, once I get home. Well I’m going to do just that in this post, but this time a drink, an after dinner digestif in fact.
Tea Pot – Emma Bridgewater, Table (just seen) Kaleidoscope
It was so delicious but also really unusual as it was a tea with alcohol added, a combo I at least have never tried, how about you? I think it’s something that you could definitely replicate perhaps with a bit of a twist, and if I’m honest I think it’s a must to try. Whether you are having a meal with friends or something a little more formal and you wanted to add a little Spanish flair to the meal.
You will need :
Orujo – You can get this online, I’ve not seen it in any supermarkets but you can buy it at more specialised places like Basco Fine Foods.
Tea – I bought back the dried plant they used for the tea, but you can definitely buy it online at Amazon, Ebay and perhaps health food shops. Its described as Iron Wort – Sideritis hyssopifolia, hyssop-leaved mountain ironwort.
A teapot and a cup. In spain they mostly used earthenware ones without a handle, which I don’t have but nearly bought so I’m kicking myself now, as they were really cool.
Picos de Europa where Sideritis hyssopifolia, hyssop-leaved mountain Ironwort can be found
- Fill your teapot with hot water for a few minutes in order to warm the pot. Remove water.
- Add a tablespoon of the dried flowers per small cup.
- Add the amount of boiling water you need to the teapot
- Let the tea brew for at least 5 mins, but this is to taste really depending on how strong you would like it.
- Add the freshly brewed tea to your cup, and instead of milk, add a dash of Orujco, and ere you have it – Té de Puerto