My Tea Collection

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Hello! Welcome to my third post of my 12 days of Blogmas! 😀

Today I want to share with you one of my favourite things to do during the winter: drinking a cup of tea! I find it so cozy and it relaxes me a lot after a long day, when I’m finally done with all the studying or when I get back home from Uni.

I found this lovely tea box in a local homewear shop and I filled it with all my favourite teabags and other hot drinks infusers.

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For a more accurate look, here is all it’s inside in more detail:

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Left:

Twinings Fruit Infusions (not exactly the same ones as you will find in this link, because here in Italy we get a few less items in general)

Twinings Honey and Vanilla Flavoured Camomille – Bonomelli Relaxing Infusion* – Bonomelli Orange and Honey Flavoured Camomille

Right:

Lipton Black TeaTwinings English Breakfast (international blend) – Twinings Earl Grey (international blend)

Tazo Chai Tea from Starbuck’s – Twinings Voyage Indian Chai* (cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom) – Twinings Voyage African Tunda* (pineapple)

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Left:

Twinings Yunnan (my favorite!) – Twinings Assam

Twinings Classic Green TeaTwining Jasmine Green TeaTwinings Lemon Green Tea

Right:

Twinings Lemon Scented TeaTwinings Four Red FruitsTwinings Vanilla – Twinings Agrumance*

Lipton Citrus Green Tea* – Lipton Orient Green Tea* – Sir Winston Tea Blueberry Decaffeinated Green Tea* – L’Angelica Green Tea*

Which ones are your favourites? I will for sure place an order soon on the Twinings UK online store as I’ve been seeing a lot of goodness I need to add to my collection!

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*I’m sorry I couldn’t find these flavours on websites in english!

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Chocolate Chips and Oats Banana Bread

You will learn that most of the recipes from my magic baking bible come from my trip to Canada. This one is the first I ever tried and the one that got me so much into baking. Making this with my dearest loveliest host mom is one of the fondest and sweetest memories I have. For today’s post I changed a couple of things based on what I had at home and what inspired me at the moment.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Oats
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 Cup A.P. Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 Bananas

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How to:

Preheat the oven at 180°C

Cream sugar and margarine, then add Vanilla and mix.

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Mash your bananas and add them to the mixture. (I have to say it doesn’t look quite appetising at the moment Lol)

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Add the oats and beat in the egg with a fork.

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Mix your dry ingredients and gradually combine them with the wet mixture. I also decided to put a teaspoon of cinnamon to give it a try, but this is totally up to you.

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Add your optional (I added about 1/2 Cup of chocolate chips, but you can pick whatever you like – I find blueberries work really well)

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Bake for about 35 minutes – the time may vary, I don’t have the best oven in the world, it’s quite bad actually, so you should really trust your average baking times instead of mine! Just check on it every once in a while.

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There you have it! Let me know if you like it!