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Constant Comment Tea Cupcake with Tea Bag Proverb

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I wanted to make one of those super-trendy tea cupcakes - but I wanted to do it my way!  I like Constant Comment Tea - a black tea flavored with orange and cloves, so that was my starting point
 
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Step 1: Make The Cupcakes

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1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease teacups with butter. 
2)  In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup of milk until almost boiling.   Remove from heat, add 2 black tea bags and 2 Constant Comment tea bags.  Cover and let stand for about 10 minutes.  Wring out the tea bags into the milk and then discard the tea bags.
3) In a mixing bowl, whisk together the tea-milk, 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup canola oil, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
4) In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, pinch of salt and some orange zest.
5) Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until well-blended.  Pour into prepared tea cups to half-way.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Yields 6 tea cups (each tea cup is two servings).

Step 2: Frosting

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Prepare any buttercream frosting.  I used the one on the side of the box of confectioner's sugar. 

In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, combine 3.75 cups of confectioner's sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter, 3 to 4 T. mik and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Beat at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes until creamy. 

Resist the temptation to use exotic flavors in the frosting.   It will overpower the delicate taste of the tea muffins. 

Step 3: Make the Tea Bag Proverbs

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1) Remove teabag strings from existing tea bags to use for your proverbs. 
2) Write proverbs on plain sticky address labels creased in the middle
3) Stick your proverbs over the old tea bag label

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drascombe (author) 1 year ago
The recipe I started with did use that much oil, but I think you could get away with a lot less oil. Let us know how they turn out.
loafers1 year ago
I'm definitely gonna have a go at these, I might make some coffee mug cakes for the coffee drinkers while I'm at it. I would like to ask though, is that much oil really necessary? I don't really bake much, but it just seems like quite a bit.
I really like tea, but I'll have my wife bake these in a more manly cup..You get my vote!
drascombe (author)  cloudifornia3 years ago
thanks! A mugcake instead of a cupcake!