Sweet Tea Scones

Sweet tea meets scone and the sweet tea glaze is to die for.

Sweet Tea Scones with a sweet tea glaze. This is the best tasting scone I've had yet!

 

I've already shared my undying love for sweet tea in my blueberry pomegranate lemonade iced tea, but today I'm going with something a little less exotic. These sweet tea scones are for my sweet tea lovers. Don't tell anyone, but I was eating the sweet tea glaze by the spoonfuls. I would do it again too!

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I made these scones specifically for me and no one else in the house. I am the only person that ate them because 1. I did not offer any up. 2. Wesley hates tea or coffee. Though he was pretty anxious when he first spotted them. They have a gorgeous golden brown color to them that automatically made him think they were cookie butter scones. They do sound mighty good, but no such luck Mr. Couse.

Sweet Tea Scones with a sweet tea glaze. This is the best tasting scone I've had yet!

Sweet Tea Scones with a sweet tea glaze. This is the best tasting scone I've had yet!

 

I absolutely love the little crevices that get filled with the glaze. Those are the best. I'm such a sugar fiend. 😀 I may have dipped each bite of my scone into the left over glaze. It was like a sugar cookie and I liked it a lot.

Sweet Tea Scones with a sweet tea glaze. This is the best tasting scone I've had yet!

Sweet tea scones are stacked.

Sweet Tea Scones

Sweet tea meets scone and the sweet tea glaze is to die for. These are so good you may want to double the recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 scones
Calories 452 kcal

Ingredients
  

Scones

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon loose leaf tea
  • 2 cups all-purpse flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter frozen
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream for the tops of the scones

Glaze

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon loose leaf tea
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

Scones

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a saucepan, add in the heavy cream and loose leaf tea. Let heat on medium/low heat for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and strain out the loose leaf tea. I used a fine mesh strainer and a coffee filter. I ended up with ¾ cup of tea infused heavy cream.
  • Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill. It will melt our butter if we add it to the mix hot.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add in flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Using a grater, grate the frozen butter into the flour. You can also use a pastry cutter and cut the butter into the flour.
  • Add in the ¾ cups of heavy cream that was left from the 1 cup, egg and vanilla. Stir until just combined. Don't overmix the dough. It will become tough.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Pat it into a flat circle about an inch thick.
  • Cut the dough into 8 trianges. Brush the 2 tablespoons of heavy cream on the scones.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 18 minutes or until done. The edges will be golden brown.
  • Let cool completely and work on the glaze.

Glaze

  • In a saucepan, heat the ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and loose leaf tea over low heat for 8 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture. I didn't use a coffee filter this time and just strained through a fine mesh strainer. It left a few bits of tea, which I liked the look of.
  • Add in ½ cup of powdered sugar and stir until combined.
  • Dip the top of the cooled scones. Let set for 20 minutes. Dip the tops of the scones a second time.
  • Let dry completely and serve.

Notes

To store any leftover scones, place in an air tight container and keep at room temperature out of direct sunlight for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 5gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 260mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 1095IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 2mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

Sweet Tea Scones with a sweet tea glaze. This is the best tasting scone I've had yet!

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