Zafran – Saffron Tea At Filli, ICCA Dubai

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 31, 2014
The best thing for me about a holiday, any holiday is the drinking of leisurely cups of tea. And for me, quite frankly, the tea culture in the Middle East, Gulf states and North Africa is unrivaled. Except by the Chinese perhaps but this isn’t a discourse on who does it better – this is […]

Fruit & Tea: Green Tea with Sugarcane Juice, Watermelon & Mint

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 23, 2014
Embrace the ittars, the exotic scents of the Levant In tendrils of steam from the hammams of Turkey Rosewater. Orange Blossom. Jasmine Fragrances captured and essences preserved by ancient methods that go back to the Renaissance Experience the abundance of fragrances Get carried away with the heady notes and exotic dances of the Levant Captured […]

Travel by Plate: Tales of Moroccan Mint Tea

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 29, 2013
Our ‘dining room voyages’ begin with mint tea – thanks to Morocco and its famous tea culture. We drink our Nigerian version, out of a rather English teapot from Turkish tulip glasses – evidence of our global identity.  We love it. Mint is somewhat vital to our family’s happiness. For months, our garden blooms with […]

Cooking & Baking with Tea: The Spice, And Drink

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 23, 2013
I’ve always loved tea, but never considered it more than a drink, hot or cold. Recently, that has changed. And two things have done that for me: a book – ‘The Art of Blending by Lior Lev Sercarz’ which has nothing to do with tea, and everything to do with spices and one man’s passion; […]