So a trip close to home introduced me to a new recipe, Pink Mana-Tea. This stuff is delicious, but damn if it isn’t an ordeal to make. I spoke with Matron Faelra Daete’tiirn and her bodyguard, Vanaste Glannath and they tell me that the proper word is ‘ritual’. Whatever, ‘ordeal’ ‘ritual’ – semantics, this thing is a bitch to make. The end result is worth it though.
As always, Thalassian translations are in the curvy things.
Here are the ingredients:
- 3.5 cups water, separated
- 2 teaspoons dried leypetal blossoms (Blood thistle or even green tea would probably work)
- 3 pinches of Arkhana (sweet or baking soda)
- 2 Yseraline seeds, crushed (cardamom pod)
- 2 Starlight rose seeds, ground (cloves)
- 1 Foxflower seed, ground to taste (nutmeg)
- About 1 cup hippogryph milk
- Pinch of salt
- Bring two cups of water to a boil in a saucepan or small cauldron.
- Reduce to a simmer, add the dried leypetal blossoms.
- Simmer on medium flame for around 10 minutes. It’s ok to go longer
- The tea should be blue and shimmering at this point. Add the Arkhana. It will fizz, that’s what you want
- Simmer with the Arkhana another 3-4 minutes, until the blossoms change color to brownish red.
- Once the liquid is red, take it off the heat and whisk in the rest of the water slowly
- Add the spices, sugar and salt
- Slowly add the hippogryph milk. If you don’t have hippogryph, which we don’t at the Keg, you can use cow cream or cow milk. I used milk in this picture, next time I’ll use thick cream.
- Strain and serve warm
Weirdly enough, being an elf and sensitive to mana I thought this was going to get me wired, but it’s actually really really relaxing. I guess I understand why it’s a ritual now.