Infusing tea into every corner of your dining experience is not a new concept, but certainly a fun one. Tea is the perfect flavor complement in baked cookies, stir-fries, rubs, salad dressing, and even popcorn! Eating various teas can provide a unique profile and sweet or savory flavor personality that is sure to enhance your dining experience.

I greatly enjoy DAVIDsTEA Soup Teas. And, to my TEAlight, I discovered how Spicy Rasam’s blended soup packet—with green tea, cumin, turmeric, and spicy chili—gives an irresistible South Indian-style curry kick to my food. The light touch of fire is a perfect complement for my Pear and Mixed Green Salad, as well as a delicious addition sprinkled over my popcorn.

TEAlicious Salad dressing

2 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of DAVIDsTEA Spicy Rasam Soup Tea

  • Whisk ingredients together for a few minutes until blended.

Pear and Mixed Green Salad.

Mixed greens: arugula, baby spinach, dandelion greens
Baby beet tops
Chunks of Bosc pear

  • Mix chunks of Bosc pear, baby beet tops, and mixed greens together.
  • Pour TEAlicious Salad Dressing onto the salad.
  • Toss lightly until dressing thoroughly coats all ingredients.


Spicy Rasam Popcorn

1/2 cup of popcorn kernels
2 tablespoons of coconut oil (for popping)
2 tablespoons DAVIDsTEA Spicy Rasam Soup Tea

Select a pot large enough to account for the expanding popcorn. The pot should also be on the thin side. Turn the heat up to high and place 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into the pot. Test readiness by adding two kernels of popcorn. Cover the pot and wait. When the two kernels pop, remove the pot from the heat, scoop out the two popped kernels, and then add the remaining unpopped kernels. Cover the pot and give it a good shake. Let the kernels sit for one minute. This allows the kernels to heat up evenly.

Once popped, pour the popcorn into a large serving bowl. Sprinkle Spicy Rasam onto the popcorn while hot and then toss lightly until evenly coated. I chose not to use butter on my popcorn. But, If you choose to do so, add melted butter before you sprinkling on the Spicy Rasam soup packet.

Relax and enjoy this flavorful treat!

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