Nothing beats curling up on the couch on a rainy (or sunny) Sunday afternoon with a warm pot of Cambric Tea. What’s Cambric Tea you ask? Cambric Tea is an American term to describe a hot drink made with milk, water, sugar and a dash of tea. The name is taken from a lightweight fabric called Cambric, which is white and thin—just like the "tea." As a toddler, my mom would make me Cambric Tea by pouring a small amount of good old Lipton Tea into a cup and adding lots of milk and a spoonful of sugar. I really wanted coffee, but I’m allergic to it (and all legumes), so I would just pretend my Cambric Tea was coffee. I make my Cambric Tea now by steeping Earl Grey in a mixture of hot lowfat milk and water. You can make it with whole milk or half and half for a more decadent and yummy drink. Here’s my recipe:
Cambric Tea for Two
2 cups milk
2 cups water
2 Earl Grey teabags
2 or 3 teaspoons of sugar (to taste)
Place the cold milk and water in a saucepan and bring just to the boiling point. Be careful and watch it, so it doesn’t steam up and boil over the pan. Then add the teabags and cover with a lid. Let it steep about 5 or 10 minutes. Remove the bags and stir in the sugar. Pour into a teapot and enjoy your Sunday!