Author Aly Dort / Category Lifestyle / Published: July 2019
There is a National day of celebration for pretty much everything nowadays and, when you think of it, isn’t that kind of wonderful? There are so many things that we enjoy throughout our lives that we don’t ever give second thought to.
When you take a moment to pause and reflect on these simple pleasures, do you know their history? Where they came from or how they came to be? Knowing a little history can help us to further appreciate these simple pleasures that we often take for granted.
Since today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, we thought the best way to celebrate was to give you some fascinating facts about the cookie in question as well as a quali-tea chocolate chip cookie recipe, Tease Tea style!
Duchess Of Earl Chocolate Chip Cookies
We know there’s an entire internet full of chocolate chip cookie recipes, but we think ours takes the cake... er, cookie.
Duchess of Earl loose leaf tea is our twist on the classic Earl Grey. Not only does it make a perfectly creamy cuppa tea, but it’s also the secret ingredient you’ll never be without again.
Swipe to see the full recipe!
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Was... An Accident?
You read that right. The chocolate chip cookie we love and adore was created by complete accident. What a sweet discovery!
Ruth Graves Wakefield was the chef who discovered this infamous cookie in 1938. While she was baking her ‘famous’ Chocolate Butter Drop cookies, she ran out of bakers chocolate and ended up chopping up a Nestle semi-sweet chocolate bar in its place. Expecting it to melt through the batter, she carried on with the recipe as usual, and the chocolate chip cookie we all love was born!
Wakefield called the cookie the Chocolate Crunch Cookie and the recipe was soon renowned as “Mrs. Wakefield’s Original Toll House Cookie”. It was subsequently printed on the packaging of Nestle Chocolate Morsels and it’s still printed on their packaging today.
Other Quali-Tea Mentions
Cookies aren’t the only way to bake with your favourite Tease Teas! There are many creative ways to implement our loose leaf tea into your baking. Here are a few other ways to incorporate tea into your baking in the coming months:
Use your Duchess of Earl tea to make these beautiful Earl Grey BlackBerry Scones with Lemon Glaze by Beginning With Bergamot.
Or, brew a little extra tea to use in this recipe for Vegan Earl Grey Cupcakes with Blueberry Lemon Frosting by Short Girl Tall Order.
Do you have a favourite recipe featuring our loose leaf tea? Let us know! Even better, tag us in your instagram photos and show us what you end up creating.
Aly Dort is a freelance illustrator and stationery designer living in Halifax, N.S. She is passionate about mental health, social sustainability and empowering those around her.