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These cupcakes were suggested by Gibbs!  I love Thai tea, though it is one of those things that I don’t indulge in very often due to the high-fat cream or creamy condensed milk used.  However, baking and sweet are another story!  Both of those things that I avoid in my beverages sound like they would make amazing additions to a cupcake!  For the Thai tea, try to find whole-leaf tea, not the instant kind.  I searched and searched for whole-leaf, and only found tea bags (better than instant).  Brew it until it’s nice and dark, and you can even add in a piece or two of star anise to the tea as it’s steeping to give it a richer, deeper flavor.

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These little beauties have been on my mind for quite a while.  They would be the perfect addition to any tea party or just a nice snack on a Sunday afternoon.  The earl grey did not come through as strongly as I had hoped, but I was delighted with the frosting!  The honey added another sweet dimension that is usually not found in a frosting; it was a more complex flavor.

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A few months ago, my family and I wandered into a bakery and they had green tea cake squares out to sample.  I loved the color.  I loved the texture.  I loved the taste.  So, now I made my own version!  Enjoy :)

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