1. Flowering tea for Mother’s Day

    12_floweringtea.jpg Click on top title to open and scroll  Numi Organic Flowering Tea in pretty glass teapots is the perfect thing to serve on Mother’s Day. The delicate combination of tea and flowers tastes delicious and looks pretty through the transparent pots. The flowering teas come in different flavours such as Dragon Lily, Jasmine Lovers, Lavender Dream, Shooting Star, Sunset Oolong, and Golden Jasmine. The tea pairs well with egg dishes, fresh fruit, and sweets.  Here is an exotic cookie recipe to go with the luxurious tea.  You may also want to brew a pot of Numi Jasmine Green Tea scented with organic jasmine flowers and served it iced. It is delicious hot but stands up to ice very well too.  (Flowering Tea set in Bamboo makes a lovely Mother’s Day gift for any tea lover.)

    Rosewater and cardamom shortbread  cookies recipes

    Preheat oven F 325 160C

    Make these cookies in a stand mixer with a paddle, a bowl with a hand mixer and paddle, or a food processer and metal blade using pulses.

    Place in the bowl of a mixer and mix for a few seconds:

    3 cups all-purpose white flourbambootea.jpg.

    1 cup confectioner’s sugar

    1½ tsp. baking powder

    1 tsp. ground cardamom

    ½ tsp. salt

    Mix the following liquids together her and pour them into dry ingredients slowly with the mixer running at a slow speed:

    ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

    ¾ cup vegetable oil

    1½ tbsp. Rosewater

    Continue to mix or pulse for seven minutes until a ball forms. Form the dough into smooth, round balls, about the size of a small walnut.

    Make a depression with your thumb in each of them.

    Place on heavy nonstick baking sheets or sheets with silpats.

    Chill 10 minutes then bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

    The bottoms of the cookies should be just slightly coloured; the tops should not be colored at all.


    Cool and dust slight with icing sugar when cool. They will keep for several weeks in an airtight tin – if no one eats them!