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The Tea Spoon Club - Christmas party selection box

£11.00

Festive drinks, Mince pies and Biscuits  

Description

Our Christmas party selection box makes throwing a Christmas party easy and fun. With festive drinks and nibbles it's sure to keep everyone happy. Our selection serves at least 10.

You can view the recipes for each of the kits by clicking on their names.

Shipping 

Standard delivery via Royal Mail costs £2.50, and takes 2-5 working days.

 

Charitable Donations

With every order placed, The Tea Spoon Club plants a tree in a country where their spices come from via the charity One Tree Planted.

For all orders over £25 Just Think Eco plant a tree and for all orders under we donate 1% towards the Just one Ocean charity.

Just Think Eco are also proud members of 1% 

Returns & Refunds 

We have a 14-day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your item to request a return. 

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. 

To start a return, you can contact us at contact@justthinkeco.com. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. 

You can always contact us for any return question at contact@justthinkeco.com.

Damages and issues 

Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

Exceptions / non-returnable items 

Certain types of items cannot be returned, like perishable goods (such as food, flowers, or plants), custom products (such as special orders or personalised items), and personal care goods (such as beauty products). We also do not accept returns for hazardous materials, flammable liquids, or gases. Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item. 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on sale items or gift cards.

Mulled mine

In the kit:

A mulled wine spice mix including 2 cinnamon sticks, star anise, whole nutmeg, whole cloves, allspice berries, and ground ginger

You will need:

Red wine (2 x 750ml bottles)

Demerara sugar (8 tbsp)

Orange (2; rind of 1 then thinly slice it, ½ of other juiced, and remaining ½ cut into wedges)

 

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place the cloves, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and all spice berries into a large saucepan. Grate a good chunk of the nutmeg into the saucepan. Add the sugar and 5 tablespoons of red wine
  2. Place the saucepan over a medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Continue to heat until the wine reduces to a syrup, and the spices are fragrant (5 minutes or so). This will create a syrup full of flavour, which will fully flavour the rest of the wine
  3. Pour in the rest of the bottles of wine, the star anise, the orange rind, the orange juice, and the orange slices (reserving the final ½ an orange to serve)
  4. Heat on a medium heat for 5 minutes until the wine is fragrant and warmed through
  5. Take the remaining half of an orange, slice into 6 wedges and halve to make 12 orange pieces
  6. Serve the mulled wine warm, with an orange segment in each serving

Mulled cider 

In the kit:

A mulled cider spice mix including 2 cinnamon sticks, star anise, whole nutmeg, whole cloves, and

allspice berries

You will need:

Cider (2 litres)

Demerara sugar (2 tbsp, or to taste)

Oranges (peeled then sliced)

Apple (1, sliced thinly)


Cooking Instructions


  1. Begin by coring the apple and slicing it thinly. Peel the orange and place the curled peel aside. Slice the orange
  2. Place the cloves, cinnamon sticks, and allspice berries into a large saucepan. Grate a good chunk of the nutmeg into the saucepan over a medium high heat
  3. Stir the spices for 1 minute or so until their fragrance is released
  4. Pour in the cider, and place the sugar, orange peel, orange slices, and apple slices into the saucepan. Stir until the sugar is dissolved
  5. Turn the heat to medium low and leave the cider to mull for 30 to 35 minutes
  6. Taste the cider and, if desired, add more sugar. If you like, you can sieve out the spices from the cider when serving, though you may also choose to leave them in. Serve the cider in glasses and enjoy warm

Mince Pies 

In the kit:

A spice mix to make your mince pies, including ground ginger, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, ground mace, and maca powder

You will need:

For the pastry:

Unsalted butter (250g pack, cut into cubes)

Plain flour (360g)

Caster sugar (125g)

Egg (1, beaten)

For the filling:

Mincemeat (1 large jar, about 500g)

Apple (1, chopped into small pieces)

Satsuma (2, chopped into small pieces)

Lemon (1, zest)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Begin by making the pastry. Place the butter and flour into a bowl and rub between your fingers to make a breadcrumb like texture
  2. Add the sugar and your first Teaspoon Club spice packet and mix well
  3. Make a well in the centre and add the egg. Mix well with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough. Wrap the dough in beeswax and place into the fridge
  4. To make the filling, spoon the mincemeat into a large bowl and add the chopped apple, satsuma, lemon zest, and your Teaspoon Club spice packet
  5. Mix well and set aside
  6. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/390°F/ gas mark 7
  7. Take your pastry from the fridge and, using a rolling pin, roll out approximately two thirds of the pastry onto a floured surface until about 3mm thick
  8. Using a round cutter (approximately 8cm diameter) cut 16 circular shapes and place them into a tart tray. Reroll your pastry as you go to cut the circles. Spoon tablespoon sizes of the mincemeat into each of the bases
  9. Roll out the remaining pastry and cut out 16 star shapes, big enough so that each point can touch the edge of the tart shapes
  10. Place one star evenly on top of each of the mince pies and repeat until all the pastry and filling is used
  11. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and the pastry is flaky
  12. Allow to cool in the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Allow the pies to cool completely before serving, and sprinkle with a little caster sugar. Enjoy with a glass of mulled wine


Chai Tea

In the kit

Our chai spiced tea kit includes cloves, black peppercorns, green cardamom pods, a cinnamon stick, and fennel seeds, ready for you to pour in to make this delicious drink.

You will need:

Fresh ginger (½ inch piece, grated)

Water (2 cups)

Milk (2 cups)

Tea bags (4, English breakfast is fine, Darjeeling is better)

Sugar (3-6 tbsp, according to taste)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Take all the spices from your Teaspoon Club spice packet and, along with the fresh ginger, heat in a saucepan on a low heat for 1 minute or so, bruising the spices with a wooden spoon to open up the cardamom pods
  2. Once the spices have released their fragrance, add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, cut open the tea bags and add the tea leaves to the saucepan. Leave to seep for five minutes
  4. Add the milk and sugar and return the pan to the heat
  5. Heat on a high flame for a few minutes until the tea is warm through and the sugar is dissolved. Strain the tea, pour into 6 cups, and serve warm
Cardamom, Ginger and Cinnamon Biscuits

In the kit

 A spice mix ready to create the delicate flavour of these biscuits, including ground cardamom, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger

You will need:

Unsalted butter (75g, cold and cubed)

Self-raising flour (150g)

Golden caster sugar (50g)

1 egg (beaten)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Rub the butter and flour together to make a breadcrumb like texture
  2. Add your Teaspoon Club spice packet and caster sugar, and mix well
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of the beaten egg into the mixing bowl and mix well until a dough begins to form
  4. Mould into a ball of dough and wrap in food wraps or cling film. Refrigerate for 30 mins
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/350°F/gas mark 4
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out evenly on a floured surface to about 3-5mm thick
  7. With a circular cookie cutter, cut out the biscuits and place them on a lined baking tray with sufficient gaps between them (about 2cm). Reroll any remaining dough and continue to cut circles until all the biscuit dough is used
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown
  9. Enjoy when they are still a little warm, or completely cooled