Tea Icing

Tea is a wonderful variant of standard confectioners' icing. This recipe makes a strong tea infusion for flavour that will stand up to all the sugar. Earl Grey and green tea are good choices.


  • 50 g (1/4 cup) water
  • 3 g (1 1/2 tsp) tea leaves
  • 200 g (2 cups) confectioners' sugar
  • 50 g (4 tbs) butter
  • 1 g (1/4 tsp) lemon juice


  1. Bring water to boil. Add tea leaves and infuse 5 minutes.
  2. Strain the infusion from the leaves, squeezing as much from the leaves as possible.
  3. Measure 30 g (2 tbs) of the infusion and combine with the remaining ingredients. Beat until smooth.
  4. Correct thickness by adding more sugar or tea infusion if needed.
Warm icing slightly over hot water to increase fluidity. Dip pastries into icing and let dry.

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