About Vianne’s Teas
We now offer all of our Teas for sale online. We have over 120 loose leaf teas for sale, including a couple of our own blends. The Midnight Rain and the Morning Rain Teas are special Vianne’s blends. Try them or any of our teas in our store.
After 13 years in business, we closed Vianne’s Tea House (December 2015) in order to spend more quality family time and pursue other endeavors. We are now focusing strictly on our online offerings. Just click, shop and pay online with free local pick up (after receiving a confirmation) at an area old Mandeville business or choose to pay postage, tea orders can be mailed to your door!
We will also provide a monthly informational e-newsletter of tea news. Thank you for your support and we hope you will continue to enjoy Vianne’s Teas.
All About Tea
Tea can mean so many things to so many cultures, but the basic facts of tea are the same. Tea comes from the tea Plant, Camellia Sinensis. It is a tree that can grow tall or it can be pruned to remain a bush that produces young buds as most widely recognized through the world. The young buds are the source of tea. Over 30 countries around the world grow this bush. The tea varieties all come from this same plant – green, oolong, black and white teas come from the Camillia sinensis bush – the difference is the processing!
Read more about Tea – the types of teas, and their origins.
Vianne’s Lemon Curd
Zest of 2 lemons
7 T. fresh lemon juice
1/4 pound butter
1 cup granulated sugar
Assemble a double boiler with a medium pot filled to 1 inch from the top. Set aside two medium size stainless steel bowls. Bring the water to a steady simmer. Crack the four eggs into one bowl and set aside. Place remaining ingredients into the other bowl and place on the pot of simmering water. Heat the mixture, while stirring, until quite hot. Set the mixture aside and place the eggs on the double boiler. Whisk the eggs and temper with the hot mixture. Keep the mixture on the boiler and stir with a spoon or spatula until thickened. Strain if desired, keep refrigerated.
Check out more of Vianne’s Recipes.