In my stocking this year my daughter (aka ‘elf’ – see left-over pasta) secreted two tins of tea she’d collected when last in Shanghai.

One was rosemary tea – nice, a little astringent, but I think simply picking a twig of rosemary and infusing it in boiling water achieves a better result.

The other was grapefruit pip tea. I had no idea you could make an infusion with grapefruit pips… in any case, you can, and it tastes a little of hay… a little bitter. Half a teaspoon

of honey improves it, but if you are wondering whether to buy search further along the shelf for something else….


chinese grapefruit pip tea

Grapefruit pip tea… slight flavour of hay… a little bitter… improves with honey