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As promised, the Respite Tea Team is delighted to share not not one but two of the top contributions received... So without further ado...
‘Every one needs a respite after a stressful day! So, what’s better than a mug of refreshing and calming Respite Tea Cool with a pancake topped with delicious corn syrup! Thank you Respite Tea for the great recipe!’ Kishi, Berkshire
Celebrating Pancake Day - Pancakes, who doesn’t love them?
Well in our family, being of French descent, we are lucky as we are celebrating twice: first for la Chandeleur (Candlemas) and then for Mardi Gras or Pancake Day. Let me explain.
Nowadays, la Chandeleur, celebrated on 2 February each year, is mostly known for its crêpes, or pancakes in English. But it was not always the case. It was first and foremost a religious tradition, when Christians were only meant to clear the Christ’s manger scene after Candlemas, and I remember flipping pancakes with a gold coin as a child. If you are interested in finding more about Chandeleur follow the link to our ‘friend’ Wikipedia.
So, after enjoying the first lot of crêpes, comes Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday), also known as Pancake Day, another celebration based on the Christian calendar which marks the start of the 40 days of Lent before Easter, and that in the UK, as in France, is usually celebrated with stacks of pancakes. And this brings me to my experiencing Respite Tea’s pancake recipe.
So, like many families, we gathered in the kitchen, prepared the batter, to which I added some lager to make it lighter and bring a slight bitter taste to it, and we all started flipping. As always, the result was catastrophic, so no picture to show our shame, but it was good fun.
Luckily, there were some left over, so the next day I decided to enjoy some with a mug of Respite Tea PURE, which with its 100% bitter leaves was a lovely companion to the crêpes. See photo. If you are wondering why the top crêpe has a hole, it’s because the French way is to have them paper thin!
Incidentally, having tried Respite Tea TryMe pack to discover all their blends, which are all sublime and if asked to say which is my favourite, I would struggle to disclose it - I have also experienced some net improvements to my inflammatory ailments.
Monique, from Kent