BVC - Spice Question
damaris at io.com
Sat Jun 26 17:53:42 PDT 1999
OxladeMac at aol.com wrote:
> Sorry - Last message got screwed up somehow. Here is what it should have
> Is anyone out there this afternoon? I'm needing some advice
> I've got a mead recipe that calls for the steeping of 6 bags of Earl Grey tea
> (probably for the tannins.) I don't have any Earl Grey, but I do have some
> peppermint tea. Would this substitution be bad? Would the peppermint be too
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. If you don't have Earl
Grey, just use regular Lipton Tea or Luzianne. I don't know what the
peppermint tea will do. My guess would be that it would add a mint
flavor to your mead. Could be interesting but might not be what you
> Also, the recipe calls for whole cinnamon sticks, but all I have is ground
> cinnamon. About how much ground cinnamon equals a cinnamon stick?
> Thanks in advance.
I'm not sure but, I'd go with just 1/4 of a teaspoon. The sticks
usually sit and soak for a bit and then are removed. The chemicals that
make the cinnamon taste and flavor are extracted from the bark (which
makes the cinnamon sticks) so I doubt that there is a whole lot that
actually is used to flavor.
Good luck. Let me know how it goes.
Damaris of Greenhill
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