- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Albania
- Caffeine: Caffeine Free
Cornflower is a small annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. In the past it often grew as a weed in crop fields, hence its name (fields growing grains such as wheat, barley, rye, or oats are sometimes known as corn fields in the UK).
Story, Folklore, History...
In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded too quickly, it was taken as a sign that the man's love was not returned. In herbalism, a decoction of cornflower is effective in treating conjunctivitis, and as a wash for tired eyes.
It was the favorite flower of John F. Kennedy and was worn by his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. at his wedding in tribute to his father.
Cornflowers were also used in the funeral wreath made for Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Base flavor: Floral
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Tea Scones - by Safiya Motala
I don’t know about you, but a strong cup of black tea with milk is almost guaranteed to make me think of scones. Scones are quick to make (takes about 15 minutes), and made with ingredients you likely already have in your house. Fresh baked scones are delicious served right out of the oven with a dollop of butter or heavy cream, but also great with jams or other spreads. The great thing about this recipe is you can make it sweet or savoury, and add ingredients of your choosing.
My favourite way to make these scones is exactly as the recipe dictates, but adding in a handful of raisins. When using dried fruit, it's helpful to soak it in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes or so to help soften them up before you add it to the batter.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp sugar (or sweetener of choice)
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/3 cup cold butter, diced
- 1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 425°...