Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A hot cuppa tea & build an entire city !

Bite-size city takes the biscuit said the BBC UK on February 20th, 2006

Song Dong - a Chinese artist built a huge city in miniature out of biscuits at Selfridges department store in London. An estimated 72,000 biscuits, including digestives, chocolate digestives, rich tea, hobnobs, caramels and fruit shortcake, were used during the week-long project. The public was allowed to chow down 2 days after the exhibit! Free tea was provided by Selfridges.

More Pictures Here

Mr Dong has also built biscuit cities in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai and Paris.

Ok so this was old news....but I thought it would be great to bring out
this story for hose who missed it, especially with all the rain and tea kinda
weather !

For a great cup of spiced chai...I would recommend Twinings Tea. You can also learn to make a fabulous cup of chai or to learn about Indian Chai ...go here !

Masala Chai

1 ½ cups water
2/3rd cup whole milk
6 tsp. sugar (or to taste)
3 teaspoons any un-perfumed loose black tea or
4 single tea bags (Lipton)
1/4th teaspoon Masala Tea mixture
A 2" piece of fresh gingerA pinch of Cardamom powder

Put 1-1/2 cups water in saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the masala tea spice mixture. Let it boil for a minute. Add the milk and sugar and bring to a simmer again. You may avoid adding the sugar and add a sweetener in the end while serving. Throw in the tea leaves or bags. The tea mixture will rise and many spill over the top, so be aware and remove from the heat (electric stove) or turn off the heat (gas stove). Let it sit for 2 minutes. Strain the tea into two cups and serve immediately. Sip and enjoy!

For a good DUNK MUG !!! Firebox has a fabulous idea for a gift to a biscuit dunker ! I love the traditional Digestives !

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