Monday, January 10, 2011

Tea for Children

Come along inside... We'll see if tea and
buns can make the world a better place.
~The Wind in the Willow~

I have had tea on my mind for the past few days (you might have noticed), so I introduced Blaze to a tea drink developed especially for children, cambric tea. Cambric tea is mentioned several times in the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It is tea which has been sweetened with sugar and very diluted with milk. The name cambric comes from a thin, white, cotton cloth, the name implying that the tea is thin and white.


Cambric Tea

2 Cup water

2 tea bags of black tea (we used "Constant Comment" from Bigelow)

2 cups milk

2 Tablespoons sugar

Bring water to a boil and pour into a tea pot. Place tea bags in pot for 3-4 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in sugar until it is dissolved. Add milk. The milk may be heated first, so that it doesn't cool off the tea, but do not boil it.

From Mother Goose:

This next song is not child related, but it is for my child. Blaze just discovered Frank Sinatra and decided he really likes his music, because it makes him feel like tap dancing.


Anet said...

I've enjoyed catching up on all of your tea post. Your tea party was just sweet as can be!
Noah loves mint tea... hot and iced.
When I was a child I drank cambric tea with my grandmother. Brings back such nice memories:)

Crescent Moon said...

Thank you!

Crafty Crow