Monday, November 30, 2009
Made the old-fashioned way
Nov. 27 – Tea with the miners
We had “billy tea” with some miners, made the old-fashioned way, in a billy over a coal fire. (That's coal out of the ground, not charcoal made from wood.)
A billy is a pot.
It is filled with water, then 3 heaping teaspoons of tea are added plus one more. Then some manuka leaves are added for a touch of sweetness. It steeps for a while, then it is strained as it is poured into cups. Need more tea? Just add more water.
These gentlemen and one lady were very interesting and served a really nice cup of tea with hot buttered scones and maluka honey.
Posted by Nan Garrison at 1:56 AM