Can you believe it’s March already? Time is slipping by SO fast and today I find myself still lingering in the days of Fall. Which might explain my serious craving for Tea. Let me be more specific…Earl Grey Tea Caramel Candy is what’s on my brain today…and hopefully, my tummy soon!
Everyone is gearing up for Spring and here all I want is to indulge in a crazy good fall treat. I want to go back in time to a couple months ago and entertain myself with the scents and flavors of the Fall Season for just one day. Join me. Let’s be reckless together!!!
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I love, love, love Fall. Everything about it makes me smile and gets me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. And that sweeties, is an AWESOME feeling! Truth be told, I was never much of a warm/hot tea enthusiast…like ever. Strange considering I love fall, I know, but it just never was my cup of tea 😉
A couple of years ago, drinking tea became the “in” thing to do. Every turn of the corner had people sipping Chai Lattes, London Fogs and the likes. Tea was trending. That’s when it hit me!! I began infusing cakes with tea to make something deliciously unique for family, friends and customers willing to be brave and think outside the box – cake wise. Click here for an example of a cake I made with tea infused flavoring.
Today though, I went with candy. This infused Earl Grey Tea Caramel Candy took me a couple of tries to get the right potency. The first try was pleasant but hardly noticeable so I had to punch up the intensity on round two. That was key because there’s no way any serious Tea lover was going approve of a “kinda” infused flavor.
When prepping the tea, I used these Earl Grey Tea Bags for the water and then cut a couple bags open and used the loose leaves when preparing to steep the cream.
When steeping the tea, I decided to push the limits against the advice of the tea drinkers that reside here. I let it work it’s magic and boy did it pay off! There’s no possible way to get confused on what this Caramel is all about…it shouts it from the rooftops: “I’m Earl Grey Tea Caramel Candy, people! And you’re going to LOVE me!!” At least that’s what it sounded like in my head 😉
This recipe yielded quite a few little bits of heaven!! The extras I made did not last and if you’re into giving homemade gifts, these would be a perfect choice. Take my advice, make extra. You won’t regret it!
Here’s a little short video of the candy wrapping process using waxed paper.