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Glazed Lemon Tea Scones

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I drink a LOT of tea, but cooking with it definitely isn’t commonplace. I added some of my favorite English Breakfast tea to enhance these Glazed Lemon Tea Scones.

Lemon Scones are a delicious accompaniment to a morning cup of coffee or tea! Tender and irresistible!

Two Glazed Lemon Tea Scones on a white plate with lemons in the background

Glazed Lemon Tea Scones

I meet up with some girlfriends every other Friday morning and they are excellent guinea pigs! Last week I shared these citrus and tea infused scones. I upped the ante by serving them with lemon curd and sweetened whipped cream. I think that clinched the deal! They got a thumbs up from my friends.

Glazed Lemon Tea Scones with a dollop of lemon curd on a small white plate

Lemon Scones Recipe Infused with  Tea

My first attempt to get a tea flavor into these scones was to add a tea bag to the liquid ingredient, which happened to be cream.  Even warmed, the thick cream was not accepting of the infusion. So I went the easier route by dousing the tea bag with hot water and squeezing that into the cream. Super simple and it added a subtle nuance of English breakfast tea. If you want a more pronounced tea flavor, I’d repeat with a second tea bag. My friends all loved nibbling on the lemon teas scones smeared with my accouterments!

Progressive Eats

Progressive Eats
Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. Our menu this month features recipes that have one special ingredient in common – TEA! We had a lot of fun creating them, and hope you’ll enjoy trying them, too. Our event is hosted by Heather who blogs at All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. Our menu includes everything from beverages to bread, an entree to sides, and of course some desserts so we can finish on a sweet note.

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out.

TEA Party (recipes featuring tea)



Main Course

Veggies/Side Dishes


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Glazed Lemon Tea Scones

Glazed Lemon Tea Scones

Cream scones flavored with lemon zest and tea, then garnished with a lemon drizzle.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 8 scones



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1-2 tea bags (I used 1)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Coarse or granulated sugar

Lemon drizzle::

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Lemon zest, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda. Cut butter into cubes and using a pastry blender, two knives or your fingers, incorporated the butter until it's the size of small peas.
  3. Wet the tea bag (use a second for a more pronounced tea flavor). Squeeze the tea bag into the buttermilk, being careful not to break the bag.
  4. Stir the tea infused buttermilk, vanilla and lemon zest into the flour mixture until a dough forms. You do not want to over-work the dough.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, pat or gently roll the dough into an 8-inch circle and place onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Cut the round into 8 wedges and separate them slightly. Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool. To make drizzle, place the powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Whisk in the melted butter and milk. Drizzle over cooled scones. Sprinkle with lemon zest if desired.


Scones are best eaten on the day they're made.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 scone

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g


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33 comments on “Glazed Lemon Tea Scones”

  1. Look so good with that lemon curd!

  2. That “Progressive Eats” idea is ingenious! And your Lemon Tea Scones look delicious. That madeleines recipe looks intriguing, too.

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes! ^_^

  3. I love adding tea flavors to baked goods and especially ice cream – and I love that you get together with friends. Taste testers are the best!

  4. Yum, believe it or not I still haven’t tried lemon curd… Gotta get on that:@)

  5. What a fun, delicious idea – tea and scones, all in one package! Love it! I want to be one of your guinea pigs!

  6. I drink copious amounts of tea and your yummy scones have me wondering why I don’t bake with it, too! These beauties look delicious!

  7. Bet these are delicious, Liz and I’d love one now! Thanks for the great recipe to try! Take care

  8. This is so interesting Liz…infusing tea into your scone…and yes, topped with lemon glaze and serving with lemon curd just look detectable…
    Have a wonderful week ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I think I made a black tea cake once…just a flash. But yeah tea infused sweets can be really lovely, like these great looking scones! I wish I was there woth your Friday morning group lol.

  10. These glazed lemon tea scones look so pretty and delish Liz. And that tea addition sounds like a fantastic idea. Would love to give it a go sometime.

  11. These sound delicious, I could just enjoy one now with a cup of tea!

  12. Hi Liz – What a delicious Idea. I’d love to taste your Earl Breakfast tea infused lemon scones! And sure wish I was one of your taste testers! Would love these with a generous smidge of lemon curd. THE BEST!!! Have a wonderful week my friend.

  13. This is a fabulous idea. I am going to use it for an upcoming Mother’s day brunch . This will look luscious on the table. Stunning pics, Liz.

  14. What an clever idea to infuse the tea like you did Liz, I bet these are delicious!

  15. These look so delicious, Liz! And I love you used tea this month. What a fun theme it was!!

  16. I love making and eating scones. I never thought of using tea when baking scone. I think that is a very clever idea. These sound wonderful. I will definitely have to try making these.

  17. Oh my, you had me at Lemon, Tea and Scones!!!!! You have some very lucky guinea pig friends :).

  18. Oh Liz, you are speaking to my heart with these gorgeous scones! And man, I could eat that lemon curd by the spoonful. I am salivating – perfect way to end our #ProgressiveEats meal!!

  19. Lemon curd *and* whipped cream on these babies? I’m in!

  20. I love scones and these look just perfect for a morning nibble. I’m intrigued by your experiment infusing the tea flavor into the scone – you ended up about where I did with my madeleines. Probably no surprise:)

  21. Such pretty scones, Liz! Love that glaze!

  22. I love lemon curd but I haven’t enjoyed it like this. What a treat!

  23. LOVE lemon scones! So does my husband’s assistant…Thank you for the lemon-tea in a scone recipe =)

  24. Haha…you had me scrambling over to Google accouterments! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looks like there could be two ways to spell it; not sure. These scones look lovely. I adore scones…the British in me, I imagine.

  25. The lemon curd is perfect with these and how lucky are your girlfriends!

  26. I’m gonna check it out! Happy weekend, dear! xoxo

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